Originally Posted by galerian
I see you're from Long Island. I'm in Queens. Can you recommend any local demo contractors?
Also, if we decide to do the job ourselves, would the demo blades on a reciprocating saw (like the Sawzall) be able to cut through the green glue easily (it is very sticky)?
I use a few demo contractors on jobs. In the city I've used Testani on kitchen, bath and addition demos. On the Island I've used Jak Industries.
With subs you need to exactly specify, in writing, what the details of the job are. Which means you need to know what the details are. Lack of specifics can lead to cost add ons.
For example,you want a kitchen gutted. You want to specify that the flooring needs to be removed down to the original subfloor. not to the layer of underlayment one level down. Older houses can have a 6 layer sandwich of old flooring(and underlayment) going back to when the house was built.