Not sure if people are interested in the tear down process. But if you’re wondering how much it costs, this will all the depend on the size and the materials. For example a concrete home is much more expensive than a wooden frame home. So when you’re getting you’re quote just make sure everything is itemized, from scaffolding, waste disposal to land preparation. You don’t want any surprises. We ended up getting a quote for a little less than 4man per tsubo including disposal of concrete for the large driveway. We had 3 bids for the contract and managed to bring down the cost by about 14%. Since workmanship is not so much a factor in demolition, making a decision based on cost was a no-brainer.
Day 2- The scaffolding preparation.
Day 4 – The scaffolding is up. No heavy machinery yet. Workers are busy tearing down the interior first. I didn’t go in because I was in sandals. Today was hot and windy which made wonder about the tarp if a typhoon hits Tokyo. One worker mentioned that they roll up the tarp in the evening before finishing up the day.
The materials are neatly separated which makes me wonder if they make a little on the side recycling some of these materials. I would not be surprised.