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Demolition – Maiden, NC

An old family house in Maiden, NC is demolished, and the entire property cleared and prepared for new construction. Before and after photos, followed by a slide show:

Before and After Photo of old house in Maiden, NC

 

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    Last look before demolition begins. Goodbye, old friend!
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    The Track Hoe crawls into position.
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    First bite comes out of the front porch.
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    Let's see what you're made of . . .
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    Opening up the front of the house.
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    Down comes the front porch.
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    Pulling a big bite out of the building to put in the demolition truck.
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    The demolition truck will hold a lot of house.
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    The Track Hoe has tremendous reach and dexterity.
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    What used to be right here , , ,
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    is over in the truck now.
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    Ripping out interior studs and walls.
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    Pulling the roof down.
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    Down come the walls.
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    Jeff runs his Track Hoe up onto the growing pile.
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    The big truck is about half full at this point.
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    There's plenty of house still standing . . .
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    There's a very stout chimney waiting back there.
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    The big bucket bites relentlessly, chewing up everything.
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    Nibbling on the chimney like it's a candy bar.
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    The house is definitely smaller now.
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    The chimney comes down.
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    The track hoe crawls still higher on the pile.
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    And reaches out to finish the job.
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    Looks like the endgame is coming up.
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    The last bit of roof comes off.
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    The last remaining walls await their turn.
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    And the walls keep coming down.
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    Only 90 minutes to get to this point.
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    Into the truck it all goes.
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    The old TV goes into the recycling pile.
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    Two walls to go and counting . . .
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    Is there anything left standing?
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    Ahh . . . the last bite.
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    The Track Hoe comes out on top.
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    It will take several trips to haul all of this away.
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    In a day or two, the site is ready for new construction.
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    Unwanted trees and shrubs have been removed.
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    The owner may plant ground cover or grass at this point.
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    Twice the space for new construction than before.
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    The old house is gone. What comes next . . . ?

 


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