Composite Deck DisposalOkay, take a quick look at the blockquote below. Now, this is a brief explanation of its beginnings but it also points out a few key facts. Among them are what’s in composite decking. If you think about it for a moment, you’ll realize that since it’s made from a combination of materials, you can’t simply rely on the local trash collection agency to pick it up and haul it away.
Composite decking was first introduced in the 90s by Trex who developed the initial idea of a composite made from 95% recycled sawdust waste and used plastic bottles (HDPE) where the wood fibers act as reinforcement for the recycled plastic. They initially offered a very basic product in a few colors that were easily achieved. Overtime composite wood has developed into a huge industry with a variety of new products that profess to look like natural wood. —Green Home Guide.comNot only are there recyclable materials in composite decks, it’s just too large for trash collection crews to handle. Which means you can’t just take it apart and put it out on the curb. Because, that’s where it will stay. And, doing so risks a property code violation. At the very least, it’s an unwelcome eyesore to you and your neighbors. So, do yourself a favor and have a junk hauling service come out to pick it up and take it away.
Manteca Composite Deck RemovalAs for composite deck removal, this depends on how it’s installed. Fortunately, the installation and disassembly process is generally the same. Here’s how to go about composite deck removal for disposal and/or replacement:
- Clear the deck off. Of course, you can’t uninstall it until it’s cleared off. Remove all furniture and anything else that’s on the deck before you begin the process of taking it apart.
- Remove the boards. Next, you’ll remove the damaged boards or all the boards, one by one. Usually, these are fastened to the support frame by screws, so you’ll just need a drill-driver to remove them. Be sure to put them into a can or bag.
- Disassemble the frame. Once the boards are off the frame, you can then take apart the frame itself. Work from the house to the lawn and from top to bottom to make it easier.
- Replace the components. If you’re going to replace the surface boards or the entire frame and deck boards, you can do so. Or, you can dig up the support posts, backfill the holes and sod to finish.