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Demolition & Hauling
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I need someone to haul away a sleeper sofa in a responsible manner. The sofa is too worn to give away or to Goodwill. Does anyone have a recommendation? kg
We have a few pipes that we've been told have asbestos. We are looking for someone to haul it away to a hazardous place that can properly dispose of it, which is apparently not in Alameda County. The pipes are not large- maybe 5 feet, and the hazmat companies I've called have minimum charges that seems like a lot of just a few things. The pipes are not attached to anything, so it's basically hauling it away safely. Any suggestions? Thank you. anon
1) His bids for jobs are always extremely reasonable (to the point that I sometimes pay him more than he asks).
2) He has always been 100% reliable and timely in returning phone calls, showing up for jobs, etc. (No excuses)
3) His workers are also friendly, responsive, and careful (ex: they took down this shed while working in a tight space around 2 trees we wanted to keep)
4) His crew finished this enormous job in less than 3 hours and left the whole work area totally clean, raked, and debris-free.
5) There were a number of places in the job where they appropriately came to ask me for direction to make sure that things were handled in the way I wanted them taken care of. Their questions were insightful and necessary to my satisfaction. They did not bother me with any unnecessary questions.
6) He is an expert at what he does- (Ex: Figured out how to get a ton of debris down from an isolated area behind a house and brought a ramp which allowed his crew to get the debris efficiently into the truck in spite of no street access from the sidewalk area. Showed up with an enormous truck which I thought was way too big but which was just big enough for this job)
7) He's a delightful, warm human being and a pleasure to do business with!
All the best of luck! Andrea B
Can you recommend a reliable and reasonably priced person/team for some basic demolition (old shed - wood/stucco), including hauling? Also potentially cement demo & removal. Thanks! Tara
We're finally removing 60 year old junipers and other plants from our yard so we can landscape. We are trying to do a lot of the work ourselves. Any recommendations for how to handle the large volume of yard/green waste? I could rent a truck and take it to the dump, but does anyone have a better idea? Cheap hauling perhaps, or where to take it to a compost situation? Any thoughts are helpful. Thanks! Overwhelmed by bushes
We're looking for recommendations for someone to remove an approx. 8 ft fence in our backyard (which is covered in ivy). There's potentially a little more to be done, but it's a small job. We are looking for someone reasonable and conscientious. Thanks in advance for any insight! Jen
We are about to embark on a foundation replacement and need to clear our yard, as we plan to dig out the soil and replace it while we have big earth moving equipment on site for the larger project. The yard is entirely overgrown, but we'd like to salvage (for trade/friends/front strip planting/gifting) the many bulbs, roses and other bushes and plants that may be able to survive transplanting. Please send recommendations my way, as it's getting awfully warm for January and I'm afraid it may soon be too late to save them all! tamara
Looking for someone to tear down a builing in our backyard and haul away the materials. The reviews on the demolition & hauling are very old. thanks Kathy
We're looking for help clearing years of junk and clutter from both our basement and garden shed. We need a service that will clear the clutter and haul it away as well. Help!
We have a bunch of junk in our driveway that needs to be hauled away. Most of it is just household items, but there are some old, rusted bicycles, some concrete and even a broken down sofa-bed. Can anyone recommend a reliable crew to haul the debris away? We live in north Berkeley. Thanks in advance!
Re: Landscaping on a budget & removing grass
I would recommend FastHaul (1-800-919-4285 or 1-800-919-HAUL or www.fasthaul.com). They are great. I've used them twice now on two straightforward home/garden jobs. Both jobs involved removing concrete sidewalks around my house and a concrete planter. I could have had them lay stepping stones and help with yardwork, but my husband and I decided we'd take that on. Fasthaul was reliable, on-time, efficient, courteous and fast! They may be suited for your jobs. camille
I have found a great person for Hauling right here on BPN. Gil
Moaz at Gil's Hauling. He is extremely quick to respond to phone
calls, his prices are fair (considering there are no more close
dumps, only sorting facilities) and his crew does the most
amazing post-job clean-up. Often times, he leaves the area where
the junk pile was, cleaner than before the junk was there. I
absolutely recommend him without reservation and I have used him
5 times already. Call Gil at: (510) 665-9128
We recently hired Rogelio Gutierrez to haul away some yard debris, as well as several yards of dirt. He was punctual and reliable, communicated clearly, and offered a very fair price (we'd gotten a few other bids as well, and his was by far the least expensive). He can be reached on his cell at 510-913-0233. Paula B
My husband and I would like to recommend a demolition and hauling company called Santana Hauling (510) 772-9279 or (510) 376-7299. We had a lot of concrete, gravel, shrubs, trees, and a 25 ft retaining wall removed. I contacted every demo & hauling company that was recommended on BPN and their quotes were almost twice as much as Santana Hauling. Santana Hauling also removed a huge garage from my neighbor's sideyard (that is how we discovered them), and the workers were courteous, quick, and cleaned up leaving the site better than before. The owner is named Santana. Lee
I moved into a house with a huge yard which had been untended for years. Robert Datta responded to my craigslist posting for help, and the place has been transformed. His card reads: dirt rock lumber scrap metal tree removal decking fencing general debris appliance furniture soft demolition weekly monthly svc. garage clean-out basement clean-out. He is conscientious and responsible and has 2 young children of his own. The numbers are 847-5882 and 524-7652. Linda
I would like to find someone to do a dump run for me (one truck-load worth of stuff). Can anyone recommend someone they've used before? I'd be willing to pay $50 - $75 for the run (plus dump fees). clay
for those who are in need of hauling and demolition ... there a company named x-1 hauling , the owner (matt) is very reasonable , he does demolitions , concrete and dirt removal , bobcat service etc.he is licensed & insured, his number is 510-978-9010, my husband is a contractor and has been using this guy for over five years. ritz
I'm looking for an updated recommendation for someone to haul away junk. Lots of cardboard and misc. items too large for a trash can. Thanks sharon
We have a bunch of junk in our sideyard that needs hauling away. Size-wise, it is ~4 large garbage bags full, with nearly half of it large pieces of polystyrene, so it is not heavy, but it our bulky trash pickup day is 6 months away, and we are sick of looking at it. Any recommendations of someone who is willing to take such a small job? I cannot fit it into my car to take it somewhere myself. Thanks! Ellen
For a Father's Day surprise for my better half, I would like to arrange to hire someone to come and haul away to the dump old stuff (some construction debris, old cement, a sink...and no, it doesn't have to be done ON Father's Day!) that is piling up in our yard. There are maybe two small-pick-up-sized loads, and the hauler is welcome to ''salvage'' anything that we have labeled junk. I checked the website and only got one viable name; I would love to have recommendations of who to call for a reasonable estimate (and maybe even who to avoid)? Thanks! Karen
This message is directed at Karen, who wants to get rid of a yard full of lava rocks, and anyone else in a similar situation. The solution is simple: post a ''Free Lava Rocks!'' ad on Craig's List, a free online advertising and community resource in the Bay Area. The URL is http://www.craigslist.org. Choose the ''east bay'' Craig's List in the upper right corner; then click the ''barter/swap/free'' option under the ''Sale/Wanted'' category. My front yard, about 20' X 20', was a good four inches deep with lava rocks until last month. I ran my freebie ad on a Monday; by Friday, almost all of the rocks were gone, taken by folks who wanted 'em. The rocks went to new homes, rather than the landfill, and I didn't have to pay a nickel to have them removed. Fabu all around! Cathy
We are looking for someone to tear down two small structures on our property: an old garage and a dilapidated cottage. Any recommendations forsomeone who can do this and haul it all away while they're at it? -Margaret
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