Deconstruction

Deconstruction is the selective dismantlement of building components, specifically for reuse, repurposing, recycling, and waste management.  It is a method of harvesting what is commonly considered “waste” and reclaiming it into useful building material.  The Habitat Home Centers’ Wrecking Crew provides non-structural deconstruction, also known as “soft stripping”, which consists of reclaiming non-structural components, appliances, doors, windows, and finish materials at a low cost.

Benefits to you and your community: reduce disposal costs and landfill fees plus donations can be an income tax write-off (visit your tax consultant for more information), while supporting a circular economy by keeping materials in the community and out of the landfill.

An example of salvageable merchandise are:

  • windows
  • doors
  • cabinets (must be complete; no water damage, mold or breaks)
  • formica, granite, corian counter tops
  • porcelain and fiberglass tubs, Jacuzzis and showers (cast iron not acceptable)
  • sinks, faucets and more

Contact us to learn more: at 210-834-0185 or email pictures of your project to WreckingCrew@HabitatSA.org prior to scheduling for fee assessment.

  • As a precautionary measure against any potential COVID-19 exposure, the Wrecking Crew will only provide deconstruction services in unoccupied homes.  Thank you for your understanding.



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