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The Inside Outside Guys ~ Strategic Deconstruction

From The Detroit News | By Ken Calverley and Chuck Breidenstein

DETROIT, January 18, 2024 ~ Compare the phrase “building demolition” with “strategic deconstruction.”

One implies the possible reckless use of a sledgehammer or other heavy equipment, while the other recognizes the nuance of literally taking things apart in the reverse order of their assembly.

Demo work, as it is commonly known, is as much a science as construction.

Take the 4-foot-by-2-foot-by-38-foot-tall masonry chimney that LBS Demolition from Hartland recently deconstructed.

As the story is told by Lucas LaFave, an owner at LBS, the three-flue chimney ran up a gable end of a wood frame residence.


January 21, 2024 ~ Chuck “The Inside Guy” Breidenstein and Ken “The Outside Guy” Calverly offer the knowledge and resources you need to make the home of your dreams a reality. Catch them every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon on 760 WJR.