McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

5 Advantages to Starting Your Remodeling Project During Winter Months

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Dec 18, 2012

When you consider home improvement projects, how often have you said to yourself, “I’ll have to wait until spring to do it”. Central New York winters can be long and harsh but some homeowners have found that winter is an ideal time to undertake a home remodeling or home repair project, or to begin the planning process.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Project Planning, Hiring a Contractor, Job Site Cleanup

How McClurg Recycles Construction Waste Materials

Posted by Scott McClurg on Tue, Sep 11, 2012

Each year we do hundreds of remodeling and home repair jobs both large and small. Frequently, our customers ask us what we do with construction waste materials and potentially reusable items removed during demolition. This question is asked so often that we felt it would be a good topic to share in our blog.

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Topics: Renovating, Hiring a Contractor, Construction, Job Site Cleanup

Why It’s Important to Properly Dispose of Construction Waste

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, May 31, 2011

Over the years, we have strived to provide the best service possible to our customers.  We understand that a home is a personal refuge and that a remodeling project can be very disruptive to a homeowner’s daily activities.  At the end of each day our carpenters cleanup the worksite to minimize dust and debris.

We are also concerned about the environment and adhere to high standards in handling and disposing of construction waste materials. Construction waste includes bricks; concrete; wood including painted, treated and coated wood and wood products; drywall; plaster; plumbing fixtures; insulation; roofing shingles; glass; plastics; buckets of ten gallons or more; wiring and piping. We include the cost of demolition and disposal of construction waste in your project estimate.

Unfortunately, in this business there are some contractors out there who do not dispose of construction waste properly and resort to illegal dumping, burying debris onsite or burning debris. While this allows them to reduce their costs, it is at the expense of everyone else. Rising costs of trash disposal, laziness or ignorance of the environmental impact are the primary reasons offenders create eyesores in rural and woodland areas by dumping construction debris. Taxpayers often pay for the cleanup especially if the dumping occurs on public lands.  Investigators will search through the debris for clues about the violators but too often are unable to locate the source.   

Penalties for illegal dumping. 

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Topics: Renovating, Hiring a Contractor, Construction, Job Site Cleanup