I'm getting ready for Chris and Ryan to start next week. First step: tear off the old deck. They'll be doing most of the work on this project, but demo work is right up my alley. So, I decided to just dismantle the thing myself. The physical work would do this ol' keyboard jockey some good.
I figured I'd have to make a couple dump loads with the truck to dispose of the old deck. Just as I was getting started, I thought, "I should put an ad on craigslist." I snapped a pic with the phone and mailed it to myself. Went inside and posted the ad: FREE DECK MATERIALS.
Ten minutes into the tear down, my phone was ringing off the hook. One guy took the deck boards, and another guy took the rest. I mean, they took it all: deck boards, framing, posts, and even the old rotten railing. The best part is I didn't have to load the debris in my truck and pay to take it to the dump. Two nice guys came and took it all away.