Tear Down the House or Burn it Down

We are in the process of destroying our house and rebuilding.

Our son is on the fire department and would like to use out house as a training exercise.

My husband says it would be worse to clean up. He wants to tear down then burn the structure.

Is it better to burn and then clean up or tear down.

Time frame I say burning would be much faster.

Which way would you recommend?

Please advise,


Hi Chris,

I have no idea.

Check with whichever subcontractor is going to be bulldozing, grading, clearing, etc., and hauling the mess to the dump and see which way they think would be cheaper and have them give you a quote for each method.

Be sure you read my article: House Tear Down - The Extreme Makeover - Video

Good luck

Carl Heldmann