I’m holding my breath while I say this, but…………….the project has restarted. This past week the carpenters moved in and started demolition work in preparation for the steel erectors. (btw, I’ve been told that the majority of steel in these types of projects is 100% recycled) They took the roof apart and demo’d out the rear brick wall. Since the place won’t be under roof for weeks, a big tarp has been draped over the opening.
I had requested that we save the roof tiles and as many bricks as possible. This probably seems obvious to most readers, but it’s definitely not the easiest nor the cheapest approach for contractors. We more easily could’ve just thrown them in the dumpster and not have had to worry about them EVER again. However, I’m REALLY hoping that I can find a new home for these 700-800 French style roof tiles. Whether this means selling, donating or reusing I’m not sure.
The removal of the roof and the tiles produced two huge stacks like the ones below. The carpenters put them in the front part of the house, but i needed to get them moved so that they could work throughout the house. So on Saturday, I started moving 1 of the 2 piles downstairs. I have to say, i underestimated how much effort this would be. In the end, I moved 230 tiles in that couples hours (5lbs/each x 230 = 1150lbs). Tomorrow I’ll go back for the other half.
If I don’t find a reuse for these things, I’m going to be really frustrated or at the very least my back will really hate me.
I’ll likely post to my neighborhood discussion board (Tower Grove South), post to the Rehabber’s club site and post to Craig’s List. If anyone knows of any other places which might be interested in buying or taking these off my hands, I’d be happy to hear.
The tile is a French style Mound City product 15″ x 7″. After I move this 2nd pile, i still have about 400 more tiles to go when they remove the remaining part of the roof. Did I mention, I’m trying to reclaim the bricks as well? This is rough work I tell ya!!!