Monthly Archives: February 2013

Colorado Springs Concrete Disposal and Recycling

There is a boom in building around Colorado Springs and that’s going to be good news for families who are looking for assisted-living facilities for their loved ones. There are six centers on the drawing boards for these specialized care centers that will add up to 400 living units to the area by next year. These aren’t your old-fashioned “nursing homes” but modern facilities with plenty of amenities. The difference is that with assisted-living the residents are given some extra help with making meals and getting around.

These aren’t the only construction projects happening around Colorado Springs. It seems that everywhere you look there is a new home or restaurant being built. That’s good news for the local economy. It might also inspire you to get you own remodeling project under way. Fixing up your home is a terrific way to increase the value. This will be a big benefit when you want to refinance or ultimately put the home up for sale. Remodeling projects aren’t just limited to indoor projects like a new kitchen or extra bathroom. Many local Colorado homeowners are getting ready for the warmer weather by whipping their patios and driveways into shape.

If some cracks have appeared in those concrete areas then you’ll need to patch them up before they get too bad or think about replacing the concrete. A viable alternative is to think out of the “cement box” with materials like pea gravel. You certainly won’t have to worry about a pea gravel driveway or patio getting ruined by rain and snow.

As you move closer to replacing any of your concrete sidewalks or driveways you’ll need to consider what you’ll be doing with all the old concrete you’ll be busting up. This is not something you can throw out with the garbage. Actually, you could but you’d have to bust up the concrete in really small pieces and then spread out the removal over several weeks or months. That’s because there is a weight limit to garbage pickups. You might be able to get away with this once but not what it would take to toss out an entire driveway of concrete. For that type of removal project you’re much better off hiring Junk King Colorado Springs.

As their name implies, Junk King Colorado Springs specializes in all kinds of junk removal and chunks of concrete would certainly qualify as junk. Once the concrete is broken up the Junk King crew will have no problem loading it up onto the back of their truck and making sure it is disposed of the right way. That is a much better alternative than doing it yourself wouldn’t you say so? Whether you’re tossing out concrete or furniture or any other kind of junk, Junk King Colorado Springs is the only way to go.

Colorado Springs Cabinet Removal

One of the most popular home remodel jobs is a kitchen makeover. Not only will this type of project increase the value in your home but it will also give you an opportunity to finally get the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Before diving into the remodel project you’ll want to take into consideration a couple of factors.

First of all, gather up a lot of opinions about what you could do. It’s not just about replacing counter tops and cabinet doors. Start with a trip to your nearest Home Depot type of store. They’ll have plenty of options to get you going. As you settle on the type of work you want done you’ll have two ways to go: Do it yourself or hire a contract. If you go for a contractor make sure you shop around and get some competitive bids. You also want a contractor who “gets” your vision of the new kitchen. Having someone who is creative and has a decent portfolio of previous work is going to make the project go a lot smoother.

Take your time planning out what you want done. The more time you spend looking through magazines and picking the right features the more you’ll end up saving. It might also be a good idea to do some of the prep work yourself. For instance you could do some of the demolition yourself. This doesn’t mean taking dynamite to your kitchen. The demolition phase of a remodeling job essentially means removing the old stuff. In this case it might be all the cabinets and countertops. Here’s where you’ll find Junk King Colorado Springs a terrific ally.

Junk King specializes in all kinds of junk removal. One big help is with taking away all kinds of construction waste. After pulling down the cabinets you can make a pile of the scraps right in your kitchen or on your porch. The Junk King crew will then show up for the removal and take it from there. Hiring Junk King for this phase of the remodeling could end up saving you money as well. That’s because Junk King will only be charging you for the amount of space your trash takes up on their truck. There are no labor costs or dumping fees like you would be charged with a contractor.

While Junk King Colorado Springs is working on removal your old cabinets they can also take away any other bulky item you want to finally toss out. This includes furniture, mattresses, bedroom sets and for the kitchen remodel you’ll be able to get rid of all those appliances you’re replacing like the stove, dishwasher or refrigerator. Get your kitchen remodel off on the right start with a call to Junk King.