Home deconstruction an effective way to recycle building materials

Homeowners aiming to tear down an old house and build a new structure have an alternative to demolition and sending material to a landfill: deconstruction and recycling.

September 27, 2013

Homeowners aiming to tear down an old house and build a new structure have an alternative to demolition and sending material to a landfill: deconstruction and recycling. In some cases, used building material donations can actually pay for the costs of deconstruction and contribute some money toward building the new home. Tax credits, which are given in exchange for donations, are another added benefit. Almost everything in a home can be salvaged, save for the sheetrock and plaster.

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