Hurricane Hauling Gets a New Place

We are now located at 55 De Luca Place, Unit B

Come on down, and take a look in our new warehouse FILLED with salvaged items and building materials. These items were acquired during our deconstruction, demolition, and hauling projects. It’s our goal to divert these items from ending up in the landfill and make them available for resale. We come across such things as lumber, building materials, art pieces, appliances, furniture…you name it! Give us a call if you’re looking for something in particular. If we don’t currently have it, we’ll put you on our Items Wanted List and contact you when and if we come across it. You might just find exactly what you’ve been looking for!

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55 De Luca Place, Unit B
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Hurricane Hauling Uses Ecologically Friendly Deconstruction Process

[callout1] Hurricane Hauling and Demolition, Inc. has begun a tear down project using deconstruction, an ecologically friendly alternative to demolition that helps homeowners as well as the environment. [/callout1]

(PRWEB) September 26, 2011 — Hurricane Hauling and Demolition Inc., a Marin based demolition and hauling company that performs work throughout the greater Bay Area, has recently begun a major project using a deconstruction process that protects both the Earth and the owner’s pocketbook. Deconstruction is the first step in green building, as materials that would normally end up in landfill become reused and recycled.

According to a report by McGraw Hill Construction with support from Waste Management, in 2007 more than 143 million tons of construction and demolition waste was generated, and less than 30% of this was reused, recycled, or repurposed. The remaining 100 plus tons went directly to landfill. Hurricane Hauling hopes that their ability to deconstruct and reuse much of the waste from their projects, such as the house in Mill Valley, will help not only encourage others to follow suit, but also inform about how beneficial it can be to both the environment and property owners.

Although deconstruction is more labor intensive than straight demolition, homeowners often end up saving money in the end. Deconstruction is the process of breaking down a building into all of its smallest parts (lumber, plywood, shingles, cabinets, doors, windows, carpeting, plumbing and electrical fixtures, etc.) and then either reusing or donating these salvaged materials. According to Molly Samietz, founder of Donation Solutions and lead appraiser of the Mill Valley deconstruction project, in many cases up to 85% of a home can be re-used or donated. This offers a huge benefit to those who value sustainability and want to lessen the burden on overflowing landfills.

When deciding to remodel, the owners of the Mill Valley residence chose to look into the option of home deconstruction and found this method was not only beneficial from an environmental but also a financial perspective. The value of used building material donations are quite substantial, providing private building owners with a sizable tax credit- one that can sometimes be divided over a period of years. In addition, the deconstruction process significantly reduces hauling and disposal fees.

Jim Josephs, the general contractor for the project, is in full support of the deconstruction project. He states how in the past, he would be hired to come in with a bull dozer and literally tear down everything to the ground, load it into debris boxes and haul it off to a dump or designated landfill. “This is a much smarter way- almost all the materials are reused instead of going into landfill, the homeowner gets a tax break and saves money, and it’s better for the environment – everyone wins.”

In the end, deconstruction makes sense, not only as being an economically viable option, but also because of the huge social and environmental benefits as well. If you are considering demolishing or renovating a house or building, contact Hurricane Hauling and Demolition to ensure your project is done properly, with maximum benefit to both you and the environment.