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By NCD Blog on Monday, February 13, 2017

A single layer of asphalt roofing shingles on a small house - 1500 square foot roof (150 squares) would require a 10 yard dumpster. Roofs up to 3000 square foot (300 squares) would need a 20 yard dumpster.

If multiple layers need to be removed, multiply the size needed by the number of layers.

For example, a 3000 square foot roof with 2 layers to be removed would need:

20 yards x 2 = 40 yard dumpster.

By NCD Blog on Monday, March 21, 2016
NC Dumpster, renovations, demolition raleighIf you are looking around your home and you feel that it is time for a change, renovations can transform your home into the house that you have always envisioned. A renovation can breathe new life into your home and it can also increase the value of your home if you decide to resell. If you are unsure about where you would want to start on your renovations, here are some popular renovation trends for 2016.

Outdoor Renovation Trends

If you feel like it is time to transform your backyard into a comfortable place for entertaining, now is the time to start planning in order to have the perfect entertaining area in time for summer. You can renovate your...
By NCD Blog on Friday, March 11, 2016
NC Dumpster, spring cleaningSpring is here and it’s time to take care of those spring cleaning chores before the summer fun begins.  Most people think of spring cleaning as only inside their home, but cleaning up the yard also has to be added to the list.  So, here are a few tips to make the clean out run smoothly and quickly.

Besides general cleaning, there are certain items around the house that should be checked during the spring.  These include:  changing the heating/air conditioning air filters, cleaning lint out of the dryer vent, dusting the ceiling fans, cleaning air and fan vents in the kitchen and bathrooms, washing windows, vacuuming refrigerator vents, and wiping down walls and cabinets. 

This is also the time of year to declutter closets, cabinets, garages & basements.  Using a system to sort unwanted items (trash, donate, or recycle) is a good way to move through clutter quickly. Sorting the items into containers that will then be removed from the home is a good way to only handle items once.  If you foresee a large quantity of trash you may want to use a dumpster rental service - you place the items in the dumpster and let the service haul it away. 

By NCD Blog on Monday, February 15, 2016
dumpster rental,Renting a dumpster, seems pretty simple right? Well, before you place your dumpster order there are a few things you need to know.


For starters, consider the size. Typically, temporary dumpster rentals will come in five sizes...10 15, 20, 30 and 40 cubic yard containers. While 10, 20, 30 and 40 yard dumpsters are common, the 15 cubic yard containers may be hard to find. 

Dumpster dimensions (may vary slightly):

    10 yard dumpster - approx. 10 ft long x 8 ft wide x 3.5 ft high

    15 yard dumpster - approx. 15 ft long x 8 ft wide x 3.5 ft high

    20 yard dumpster - approx. 22 ft long x 8 ft wide x 3.5 ft high

    30 yard dumpster - approx. 22 ft long x 8 ft wide x 5 ft high

By NCD Blog on Monday, February 1, 2016
30 yard dumpsterOne of the biggest parts of a new construction or remodeling job is getting rid of the trash and debris that accumulates throughout the construction project. The best way to handle all this debris is to rent a dumpster. When renting a dumpster you want to make sure that you rent a dumpster large enough to require only one pick-up.  Since dumpster rentals usually charge delivery and pickup fees, having only one pickup will save you money. A 30-yard dumpster is one of the most commonly rented sizes when it comes to dealing with debris from construction or remodeling projects.  A 30-yard dumpster holds 30 cubic yards of materials and debris. This is equal to about 10-15 pickup loads of waste.  A 30-yard dumpster will...
By NCD Blog on Monday, January 18, 2016
winterize home, debris removal, dumpster rental, NC Dumpster, Raleigh NCAs the days get shorter and turn into cold winter nights we are reminded that there are several tasks that should be accomplished before the upcoming winter takes hold. There are a few things that will help us save money by cutting heating costs. Take the time needed to look over this list and gather a few items to help you winterize your home. Not only is it important to help save energy it is also important to keep your family warm and healthy during these harsh winter months.

Take a look at the heating system to be sure it is working properly. Check to see if the pilot lights are correctly working in older gas or oil heating systems. In the newer gas and oil systems check the thermo-coupling that helps fire off the heating system. Now is also a good...
By NCD Blog on Monday, January 4, 2016
junk removal, dumpster rentalYou had a great holiday season!  Your household received plenty of gifts.  You purchased that new set of candy cane lights for the driveway and those cute dishes for your family’s holiday dinner.  Now the holidays are over and you have to find a place to put everything away until next year.  The trouble is your house is filled to the rafters with stuff already.  So it’s time to get rid of some of your old stuff to make way for the new.

How to dispose of your old stuff will depend on what it is?  Did you get a new refrigerator for Christmas?  Getting rid of the old one will take more than a garbage can.  How about those old, broken bicycles that you never fixed or that cracked dining table?  Again, these are too big for a standard garbage...
By NCD Blog on Monday, December 21, 2015
junk removal, NC DumpsterNow that the holiday seasons are over one can be sure that there will be plenty of trash in and out of the home in the next.  Along with all the disposable decorations and trash from parties, there will be items that have gotten damaged and cannot be repaired like plastic chairs or wooden items.

For junk removal after the holidays there are a few options.   One is to hire a truck to collect the trash. However, renting a truck service is very expensive because you have to pay for labor and the dump fees. For a lot of trash or if you have large items, a dumpster is a cheaper option. One will want to choose a company that is competent and prompt. Here are several areas to check when selecting a company for junk removal.

Quality Customer Service

In addition to the complaints and compliments that...
By NCD Blog on Monday, December 7, 2015
concrete demolitionFor more than 10 years our team has helped our clients with all their home, farm and business demolition needs. We are highly experienced and fully insured professionals.  You can depend on us to effectively complete your demolition tasks at very affordable rates. There is no job that is too big or too small for us to handle.

Concrete is the single most used building material in the world and is probably one of the most durable. Just because it is durable, doesn't mean it cannot develop problems overtime. If it is not maintained or installed properly problems may occur that may result in demolition being necessary. Things like asbestos (used in concrete in older buildings) and deep cracks just can’t be ignored. We are experienced in the demolition of patios,...
By NCD Blog on Monday, November 16, 2015
VCT Tile Removal, NC Dumpster, RaleighNCMany homes have Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT); above or beneath hardwood and tile flooring. These pliable vinyl tiles may look harmless enough, but VCT  can contain cancer-causing asbestos. Particularly for VCT installed before 1984, the risk of asbestos makes it dangerous for homeowners to attempt tile removal on their own. Instead, you should hire an expert to remove VCT from your home.

Why can’t you remove the tiles yourself?

In addition to containing asbestos in the tile itself, VCT often have asbestos in the adhesive, as well. Rather than diminishing over time, the asbestos in these tiles and adhesive can become even stronger as the years go by. The removal process releases asbestos into the air, making it dangerous to be in the vicinity while removal is underway. The substances used to...
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