Our asbestos team at AB Control spent three days removing asbestos from the crawl space, some interior pipes, and the linoleum floors in two rooms. We finished with a third-party air test that confirmed the air in the home is clean.
Now that the asbestos is gone, it’s time to demo! Throughout the last two weeks, Jennifer and I have been opening the three small rooms in the back of the house. This will soon be the large, eat-in kitchen. We’ve removed the walls, ceiling, and layers of flooring on top of the hardwoods. Behind the plaster and sheetrock, we uncovered beautiful wood panels and bead-board that we’ll use elsewhere in the house.
Jennifer and I wore respirators and protective glasses. What a messy, dusty job!
Jennifer got plenty of sledgehammer time with these cabinets.
Our daughters Logan and Caroline earned some summer money by pulling down sheetrock. They grew up together but went to different high schools. It was fun listening to their old stories while they worked.
The photo above shows the wall where Logan and Caroline were standing (on the left). You can see the kitchen take shape now that the walls are down.
We removed the wood panels from the walls and ceiling. And, each plank of wood had numerous nails to be pried out.
This is just a portion of the wood and bead-board we salvaged for later.
Up next, we’ll demo the bathroom downstairs along with the kitchen and bath upstairs. These demo days are the definition of sweat equity!