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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 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...
By NCD Blog on Monday, November 2, 2015
dumpster rentalWhen cleaning out your basement, garage, attic or house what do you do with all the unwanted items?  Here are fives ways to get rid of your junk evaluating the time and expense in each case.  All categories  will require you to sort and separate the unwanted items.  Choose wisely and then start cleaning.

Junk Removal Company

There are several companies in the market that will come to your home and fill a truck with your unwanted stuff and haul it away.  Some of these companies will just take it all to the dump, others will sort the items into different categories and recycle, donate and dump your items.  You call to make an appointment and then just point to the items that need to be removed.  PROS:  No heavy lifting or hauling for you.  CONS:  You have to pay for this service and some services will not haul certain items so check before hiring.

By NCD Blog on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
declutter, dumpster

Decluttering the home is one of the most effective ways to present it for sale. Personal effects are packed away, leaving a clean slate for redecorating. A professionally presented home has a better chance for selling, as the potential new owner can easily see how their own belongings will fit into the space.

Here are some decluttering tips for home staging, that will help get homeowners started on this chore.

Tackle inside and outside spaces. It’s not just the inside of a home that needs to look elegant and functional, but also the outdoor regions too. The front porch and steps should be cleared of toys, garden debris, and garbage. The garage and garden sheds need to be decluttered and tidied too. Declutter and clean each room. Each room should be tackled one at a time. Deduce the amount of items in the room to a...
By NCD Blog on Monday, October 5, 2015
NC DumpsterRecycling can sometimes seem like an abstract concept. In North Carolina today, we are thankfully becoming better and better every year, but apart from separating it and leaving it out, what does it really mean to us? In this article, we hope to turn your great efforts into a more tangible concept.

When you wake up

If you brush your teeth twice every day (your friends will thank you) and leave the tap running as you do so, you can waste up to 8 gallons of water every single day. What is that in real terms? It’s approximately 64 Starbucks’ Grande coffees every single day – down the drain. Need a better reason to turn off that dripping tap? Simple water conservation methods can save your family up to 30% of your water bill annually.

Your Day

Did you have cereal this morning, it inevitably...
By NCD Blog on Friday, September 18, 2015
concrete demolition, demolition, NC Dumpster

Concrete is a lot like a good friend. It’s strong and loyal and will stand by you for years, even through the harshest conditions; and in most cases, it’s very low maintenance. However, there may come a time when cracks can no longer be patched. What then?

What conditions warrant concrete removal?

Whatever their cause, deep, recurring, or widespread cracks are a sure sign that removal is the only remaining safe option. Removal is also the best option for depressions, or sinking slabs, as well as raised concrete, possibly caused by frost heave.  Also be on the lookout for widespread pitting, also known as spalling.  Under any of these conditions, removing the concrete is the best option.

What to consider if you are thinking about removing it yourself?

By NCD Blog on Monday, September 7, 2015
If you’ve purchased a historic house, it’s probably because of the charm of its original features and the potential you see to make it a showcase home. But owners of historic buildings face different challenges when making renovations than owners of ordinary homes or commercial spaces.

If the building is a nationally significant one – perhaps a rare survivor of the work of a master architect or craftsman, or a place where a historically significant event took place – it may be a National Historic Landmark, designated for their “exceptional significance in American history,” or otherwise listed in the National Register of historic buildings. Owners of these buildings are often restricted to preservation or restoration of their  home – retaining the building’s original fabric through conservation, maintenance and repair. Any demolition work done in renovating the building may be restricted to removing additions and materials from other time periods, with the aim of returning the building closer to its original state.

By NCD Blog on Monday, August 3, 2015
Ever wonder what a 10 Yard dumpster can hold?  Here are some fun numbers.
By NCD Blog on Monday, July 20, 2015
So that garage is finally being cleaned out.  Boxes and boxes of items are being sorted.  Recycling some of the items will reduce what goes into the landfill, but there’s a difference between what’s for the dumpster and what’s recyclable. Many people make the mistake of mixing the two. As more and more people recycle there are some common mistakes made. Just because a piece of garbage contains paper, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s meant for the recycling bin. The same goes for plastics, if something looks like plastic it doesn’t mean you can recycle it.

One important key is to look for is the “recycle symbol”- this small triangular symbol indicates which plastics and glass are recyclable.   Recycling is basically based on the principle that a material can be re-used after going through a cleaning and re-formation process.  A lot of items, due to their chemical components or makeup, are just not qualified for the recycling process.  When sorting items for disposal keep the following  guidelines in mind.

By NCD Blog on Monday, July 6, 2015
De-cluttering a home can be overwhelming.  Take it step by step.  For dumpster rentals call NC Dumpster at 919-337-3470 or 919-868-5077.
By NCD Blog on Monday, June 22, 2015

When planning the demolition of a commercial property certain factors should be considered and processes followed, each having an effect on the overall cost of the project. With so many factors having to be taken into consideration it is worth your while to sit down and plot out all items carefully. Is asbestos a consideration which will have to be investigated? Will the demolition be structurally complete, partial, manual or mechanical?  Will the clean up operation of hazardous and regulated materials be undertaken personally or by a landfill and haulage firm?  Will any of the materials be recycled with the goal of minimizing the amount of materials going to a landfill?  What permits, notification submissions, utility disconnections, rodent baiting and safety plans need to be obtained and in place before demolition begins?

The following headings outline the process for developing a demolition method statement.


By NCD Blog on Monday, June 8, 2015

Has the maintenance of an inground pool become a burden? Are the kids all grown and gone and now the pool is only used two times a year when they visit? Dreaming of having a rose garden right where the inground pool is now? Maybe now is the time to get rid of the inground pool. (Note: Before you remove the pool (especially if the pool is in good working condition), it is important to remember, that getting rid of a pool may cause your property value to go down. Therefore, it’s best to talk to a trustworthy real estate agent in your area before making your final decision.)

By NCD Blog on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We live in a disposable world. Almost everything we own will be thrown away at some time in the future. Some things are easier to dispose of than others. Many items can now be recycled which is great for our landfills, but once in a while you come across an item that doesn’t fit in your garbage can and requires some additional thought and planning. One of these items is a mobile home. Mobile homes are a challenge due to their size and complex combination of materials used.

By NCD Blog on Monday, March 2, 2015

Want to change and upgrade the cabinets in your kitchen?  Here is a quick and easy way to remove those old cabinets.

Okay, maybe that is a little drastic especially if you want to keep your walls.  Call NC Dumpster for your demolition needs.

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