Deconstruction of a house is when a house is dismantled instead of demolished. When a home is deconstructed, many parts of it can be reused or recycled instead of disposed of. This produces less waste than demolition.
There are multiple ways a house can be deconstructed. It is important to pick the correct strategy for deconstruction. Otherwise, you could waste money and not be able to salvage much from the home. Deconstruction is not popular in the residential industry because of costs.
However, deconstruction has many positive community results, such as creating less waste, reducing toxins at worksites and in the environment, and reducing the need for virgin materials. It can also create jobs for those who have the most difficulty finding employment.
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