Would you take your old house apart instead of having it demolished?
Original post made by David Boyce, Almanac staff writer, on Feb 8, 2007
Mayor Ted Driscoll said that he wants to set an example, to both residents and other town governments, on the value of closing the circle on construction materials and reusing them on site as much as possible.
Would you consider following the town's example and recapture the wood and concrete at your place when when you remodel or rebuild?
How far would you take your concern about the environment? How important is the size of your carbon footprint? Are you game to sacrificing a few extra weeks in a construction schedule and earning a tax deduction that might cover your costs by donating the wood to a nonprofit salvage company?