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What is Deconstruction

What Is Deconstruction?

Simply put, deconstruction is “the process of removing a building by taking it apart in the reverse order of construction.”  It involves the skillful removal of valuable building materials and the gentle salvage of rich architectural history.  Homes and other structures can be deconstructed partially or completely.  This represents a cost-effective method of waste and material recovery.

Deconstruction also provides a much needed alternative to harmful methods of building consumption and disposal.  Unlike landfills and incineration processes, the practice of reclaiming, recovering and reusing building materials is ecologically sustainable and environmentally sound.

Read and watch “The Demolition Discount” from the Wall Street Journal, which — among other things — confirms that the future of building is deconstruction and reclaiming materials!

When Second Chance resells these materials for reuse or repurposing, funds to support our workforce development programs are generated.  In turn, these new “green collar workers” are equipped to perpetuate the processes and multi-faceted benefits.  That’s why we urge you to partner with us in fulfilling a win-win-win strategy!

Deconstruction(View more action photos of our crews engaged in deconstruction here and here!)