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Buffalo ReUse advocates home "deconstruction"
Buffalo ReUse advocates home "deconstruction"

Home deconstruction versus demolition

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Every year, across the country millions of dollars are spent tearing down condemned houses and hauling away tons of debris to landfills. But progressive engineers and community activists have found a way to reverse that wasteful process. A demolition method called "deconstruction" uses human power instead of the wrecking ball to preserve and reuse everything from floor joists to the kitchen sink. Joyce Kryszak puts on her hard hat and takes us to a deconstruction site in Buffalo.

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