- Home Decorating
The Duckbill Deck Wrecker is the BEST deck demo tool ever!
Our house had a foundation problem, and we had to remove the deck attached to our house quickly so that workers could access two basement walls of our house so that they could be demolished and rebuilt. We had a quote from a company to demolish the deck and haul it away but the cost was several thousand dollars and we already had money committed for the basement wall rebuild. My wife and I decided to demolish the deck ourselves to save money.
At first we used a crobar to try to remove the planking but it was slow, back-breaking work. One evening I decided to search for a specialized tool for demolishing a deck on Amazon and I came across the Duckbill Deck Wrecker. Based on the mostly favorable reviews I ordered it on the spot. In two days the Duckbill Deck Wrecker showed up at my door, I have Amazon prime so that I am upgraded to two day shipping.
I used these work gloves during the deck demolition project. They are pretty much disposable and will not survive a washing. You can't beat the price!
Upon opening the box the first thing I noticed was the quality of the tool. It has the quality of a "Sears Craftman" tool with a padded handle and what looks to be a powder coated pry head. I immediately put the Duckbill Deck Wrecker to work prying up stubborn decking that was attached to the joists with decking screws. I couldn't believe how easy the boards were coming off! Most of the decking came off in one piece and, if needed, could be reused.
The long handle provides the leverage you need to pull up stubborn boards without breaking your back. The best feature of this tool is how the duckbill head of the tool straddles a double or single joist below it allowing you to lift the whole decking in one piece. In a tight corner next to your house? No problem, the duckbill head of this tool swivels so that you can attack decking from a different direction. The long handle provides the leverage for you so that you are not straining yourself and are not sore the next day! The word of mouth is getting around in my neighborhood and I already have several requests to borrow the tool!