Monday, May 5, 2014

How to Remove an Aging Patio Cover - Part 1 of 6 - Trash Pickup

Demolition claw
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Demolition Claw
Heavy work gloves 
Trash can or trash bags

This post shows two steps on how to clear damaged items from the patio area.  

A good friend hired my services to remove his aging patio cover in his backyard. He wanted to install a new garage kit purchased on-line, break down the cement wall, install a garage gate and remove an aging patio cover. His back fence was adjacent to an alley. These six post shows the progression of the removal of the patio structure from his property. This post shows the cleanup of the patio area in preparations of removing the aging structure.

Step 1: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows that the patio area was full of aging debris and decaying garbage, and dead bushes. The first step was to remove all the trash from the patio area. Everything was disposed in the local trash, all metal and glass was recycled. Most of the objects were damaged and beyond repair.
Fig.1 Patio debris
Fig.2 Patio side view
Step 2: Fig.3 shows the patio debris has been removed except a glass door. It was solid oak and his family wanted to keep it.
Fig.3 Patio cleaned job done

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