Need help taking down or getting rid of a basketball hoop?
For many basketball lovers, having a basketball hoop in their backyard can be a dream come true! Walking out your front door to play basketball whenever you like is amazing.
However, if you’re no longer using the basketball hoop or other playground equipment, then it is simply taking up space and can become a real eyesore. Even worse, it can become dangerous. When it blocks your driveway, front yard or the cul-de-sac it can lead to accidents or wrecks.
Also, portable basketball hoops do not have the tendency to age well. The poles can rust, the net will get worn and torn and the sand or water bottom can get moldy.
At the end of the day, if no one is using your basketball hoop, then it may be time to remove it. But the first step is figuring out how to get rid of your old basketball goal.
How to Take Down a Basketball Hoop
When you begin the disassembly process, it is best to begin from the top for both safety and ease of use. Always remove all other parts, before attempting to remove the pole. First, you will remove the net, then loosen all nuts and bolts that hold up the board. Once this has been completed, you can now remove the board from the pole.
Is your goal portable or fixed?
A fixed basketball hoop has been set into the ground while the concrete was still wet, meaning that it is imbedded into the concrete. Removing a fixed basketball hoop is a much greater challenge than removing a portable basketball hoop and probably best left to a professional.
A portable basketball hoop has its own heavy base that provides support. While getting rid of a portable basketball hoop is still pretty cumbersome, it is likely going to be a much easier project.
Removing your basketball pole can be a challenge
In many ways, removing the hoop from the ground represents the largest problem. You may be able to deal with this yourself. But this will likely mean cutting the metal that fixes the pole into the concrete. Then you’ll need to remove the concrete fragments and refill the hole left in the concrete.
Using a sledgehammer to remove your basketball pole
If you decide to remove the pole, you’ll want to first cut the pole and make sure there are no sharp edges that could potentially cut you. Next, you’ll have to break out the “big guns” – a sledgehammer.
If you’ve never used a sledgehammer before, then be prepared for a very loud and demanding workout. The sledgehammer is not for the faint of heart. Therefore, it is best to opt for a professional company to handle the removal process for you. Once the concrete has been smashed up and removed, you can fill the hole with newly poured concrete.
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Using the cut and file method for basketball pole removal
Another option is to cut at the base of the pole and then file down the metal pole so that there are no sharp edges. This option may leave behind an unsightly pole remnant in the ground, but at least you’ll avoid the hassle and expense of using a sledgehammer. Cutting a metal basketball pole can be dangerous and we recommended hiring a demolition professional.
How to Get Professional Removal Help
If you opt to hire a professional company to remove a portable basketball hoop from your home or office, then you have come to the right place! You can look at other website pricing, but LoadUp is known for offering 20-30% cheaper removal and disposal prices than its competitors.
We also will haul away basketball goals that have been cemented into the ground, but ONLY after they have been removed from the cement. We do not offer removal of anything that is cemented in.
Who can you hire to remove your basketball hoop?
If you are having trouble finding someone to remove your basketball hoop, try doing an internet search for “basketball hoop removal” in your city. Most likely LoadUp is one of the top spots on Google because we are a nationwide removal company that will get rid of almost anything for you!
Always think about safety
Another major concern, and one that is easily overlooked, is whether or not your basketball hoop is near a power-line. If your basketball hoop is near a power-line, you’ll want to check with your utility company regarding safety issues. In the end, the basketball removal cost will depend on the level of complexity involved with the job.
Disposing of Your Basketball Goal
In terms of recycling your basketball hoop, trash pickup or recycling may pick up the backboard and base of the portable basketball hoop, but there is no guarantee. For this reason, it is best to check with your local trash and recycling company and see what their policies are regarding basketball hoops, before you decide to go this route.
Likewise, you’ll have to check with your trash and recycling company to see if they will pick up your metal pole, as every recycling company has its own rules. It is quite likely that you’ll have to cut the pole in half before it has any chance of being picked up.
Hiring LoadUp to Take Your Basketball Goal
Getting rid of a basketball hoop, especially a fixed one, can be a cumbersome, time-consuming, stressful, and even potentially dangerous endeavor. At LoadUp, we’ve been removing basketball goals in your area for a while and have the service down pat. We will get rid of your basketball hoop and dispose of it in an environmentally sound fashion.
Hiring LoadUp is the fastest way to get rid of your basketball hoop and for the cheapest price.
Why go through the considerable hassle and expense of removing your old and rusty basketball hoop when LoadUp can do the job for you?
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