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Category Archive for "Deconstruction"

Is Deconstruction for You?

In addition to being a remodeling contractor Levco is your local Deconstruction Specialist. Deconstruction Boise Total or partial deconstruction: We can take a building down to dirt or to the foundation, your choice. Soft Strip: We can also take a kitchen out or gut a house, your call. We take materials that still have life...

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Demolition vs. Deconstruction Levco Style

I recently discovered that although the words sound similar that there is quite a difference in the results. Using the words interchangeably is not OK. A contractor who contacted me the other day was in the process of demolishing a building and seemed a little off kilter when I caught him misusing the word. The...

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Boise adopts green building code

August 19th 2015 Boise has just adopted the 2012 International Green Construction Code which is an amazing step forward in the world of sustainable construction. Recognizing that Boise wants to be a leader in sustainable building practices, Mayor David Bieter took a giant step forward. Sadly it is not for residential remodeling yet only commercial...

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What goes up must come down

Levco is at it again. Deconstructing, in the name of reuse recycling and repurposing. In this case it is a home that was purchased 15 years ago for the location. The home, although usable was not in any way what the clients wanted. After finding a builder of their own, a conscious decision was made...

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What Is The Opposite Of Construction?

Levco is always looking for opportunities to live up to our core values, one of which is sustainability. The word conjures up all sorts of things in my mind. If you are going to build and remodel in a sustainable way, which we do. One must also take into consideration deconstructing in a sustainable way,...

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Garage Be Gone

Local architects Sherry Mckibben and Doug Cooper knew they wanted to be considerate of the environment when they decided to decommission their 100 year old garage to make way for progress and a new duplex on their north end property. It only took a little internet research for them to land on the Reuse People’s...

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Lead Testing

Lead paint was located by pre-testing and during the demolition phase much of the stucco that had lead paint on it required removal. This was our first experience with stucco removal in a lead safe way. To accomplish this task we initially trained our new employees about LSWP and provided all the necessary protective clothing...

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Demolition

Samoset every one of our projects begin with demolition. It started almost immediately after we determined what was slated to be salvaged for reuse. Protection of the floors was accomplished with taped down Masonite and Duct Tape. It was determined early on that since the scope of work included so much of the home that...

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Pre Demolition Documentation

As any Professional Remodeler knows, proper pre renovation documentation is vital to show prospective clients, and remind the owners what the project looked like prior to starting the job. Otherwise when the big tour happens at the end, no one has any idea what you started with (This has happened on more than one occasion...

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