This La Canada-Flintridge project yielded a wealth of material surprises, not to mention a trip into some uncharted waters… Owner-Donor, Ron, insisted his crew could handle the deconstruction and do it as well as any of our crews. Well, I was severely skeptical, but in the end, he was right! The first surprise this circa 1960’s, 3,500 sq. ft. ranch house yielded was a raised foundation, in an era known for slab foundations. Consequently, 24 tons of lumber was salvaged from the structure. Additionally, crews were successful at extracting and cleaning another 17 tons of fireplace brick, decorative Palos Verdes stone, slate and travertine from the structure. This shows what’s really possible when a committed property owner steps up to the plate! Thanks, Ron! You’ve just set a wonderful example for other homeowners to follow.