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5 Major Reasons Why You Should Demolish and Rebuild an Old Property

11 March 2021

While on the outside residential buildings may appear in good shape, there are times when these need to be demolished. The reasons that a home should be demolished vary, and in most cases, the reason is out of the property owner’s hands. Sadly, some buildings are not worth up-keeping, such buildings decrease the value of the land that it sits on. If you own residential property, and you are curious as to the reasons a building should be demolished and rebuilt, then here are five major reasons why you should do so.

Outdated Interior and Exterior

When a building’s foundation is weak or not solid, it may be due to it being very old. Old buildings that date back farther than 80 years may not be worth fixing and may need to be torn down unless it is a historic building, but even these may have to be partial demolished because they contain dangerous materials.

Dangerous Building Materials

Older buildings may contain enough dangerous materials, such as asbestos, that they need to be demolished, or partially demolished.  Asbestos, lead, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls are only a portion of the poisonous synthetic substances that can cause an antagonistic impact on the soundness of an individual. At the point when these substances are found in a structure, a piece of it might be brought down. In any case, the proprietor should employ experts to deal with the evacuation of the dangerous materials and substances to guarantee that the cycle will be appropriately taken care of and the materials will be arranged likewise.

Faulty Foundation

This is a condition that becomes evident when symptoms appear, such as the flooring becomes uneven, cracks in the interior and exterior of walls. The cause of a weak foundation can be from land shifting and/or sinking below the building. Another cause could be that the foundation’s materials have degraded to the point that it is not properly holding the home together, which is an unsafe situation, and the building would need to be demolished, for safety’s sake.

Vacant Lot Resale

If a residential building is not is good condition, the decision to demolish it before selling the property may be financially beneficial. The reason for this is because a vacant lot is more marketable.

Legislation Problems

There are times when the local government changes building codes or local regulations that force homeowners to make expensive renovations that would not benefit the value of their home. In cases like this, property owners may choose to demolish their home to build a new one that meets all the new local regulations.


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