Removing Asphalt b-ball court

Old 09-27-04, 09:05 AM
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Removing Asphalt b-ball court

I am considering buying a house that has an asphalt basketball court in the back yard! This seems strange to me, but I guess the kids who used it, enjoyed it. Anyway, I'm wondering how hard it would be to break up and remove it? I think this is something I could do myself. Would a sledge hammer do it? If not, what would it take? I estimate that it's been there for 15-20 years. There are cracks and grass peaking through. Once it is broken up, how do I get rid of it? Can I take it to the dump or is there some special way to dispose?

Thanks in advance.
Old 09-27-04, 03:43 PM
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Back Hoe and Dump truck

Dependng on the size, this sounds like a backhoe and dump truck removal job.

And if you are going to bring in topsoil to reseed the lawn, probably best left to a landscape contractor to save your back.

Just be careful where the asphalt gets dumped because (believe it or not) asphalt is considered a hazardous waste in some states.....
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Also remember you will probably have 3-5" of stone under that to deal with.

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