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        Hello,

        I have a solid rock that weighs 2000 lbs is my basement, what is the best way (cost and effort) to get this out?

        thank you
         
        Posts: 1 | Registered: Jun 02, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        How did it get in there in the first place? I assume it can't be removed the same way?

        Do you have an open-out basement through which it could be removed?

        What are the dimensions? Will it fit through hallways and/or doorways?
         
        Posts: 1898 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        It just "depends". Like others Dimensions, route of removal,equipment availability, type of rock, level of physical fitness are just some factors. If it cannot be removed in one section you will probably have to segment it. Too many factors to give a "exact how to" without a little more info.
         
        Posts: 1752 | Location: Applachain | Registered: Feb 27, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Here is a way to break the rock into manageable pieces. It will require a hammer drill to drill the holes.

        The method is ages old, it is probably how the Egyptians broke the rocks to build the pyramids.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?...Osk44wjzby9H64jDd4Nw

        http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/enviro.../84232602/page03.cfm


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        Posts: 710 | Location: Cary, NC | Registered: Aug 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        If

        (a) it will fit through halls and doors, and/or

        (b) you have a walk-out basement:

        perhaps you could get a local landscape company that sells rocks to come and move it for you. They could sell it - those kinds of rocks are highly desirable for gardens.
         
        Posts: 1898 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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