Trampolines are fun, but after a while the springs begin to rust from exposure to rain and the elements. Since the entire mechanism of a trampoline is dependent on the springs, it’s no good when they rust. Rust makes springs become brittle and seize up, preventing them from extending and contracting freely. This renders the trampoline useless because it can no longer effectively store and release the energy from someone jumping on it. Rusted trampoline springs also pose another issue. The springs may crack under the stress from the weight of one or multiple people jumping on the trampoline. When trampoline springs break, it never ends well. Look up trampoline fails on YouTube and you will understand the danger of rusty trampoline springs. If you have an old or rusty trampoline you want hauled, make sure to contact Schott Services for a free estimate on a trampoline or other sports equipment removal. We’re #1 rated on Google as the best junk removal and landscaping company based in the greater Indianapolis area, and you can contact us at 317-784-8760 (call or text) or HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com.


The customer has an old trampoline that has begun to rust. In order to haul it away, we need to disassemble it. This is no problem for us at Schott Services, as trampoline removals are one of the most common requests we get. The first thing to do is take down the protective mesh surrounding the trampoline. The mesh is attached to the support beams of the trampoline with a series of hooks, and all we need to do to take this mesh off is lift the protective mesh off the hooks like you would lift your coat off of its hook. After the mesh is down, the next step of this trampoline removal is to take off the circular canvas protecting the springs of the trampoline. We lift the canvas off from the trampoline and undo the knots that connect it to the support beams.


After we haul away the protective netting and the print cover, next up for disassembly is the springs themselves. These springs are designed so that after installation the tension keeps them from unlinking. But with some strength and some pliers it’s possible to unlink the springs from the trampoline, and that’s what we do. We unlink each and every one of the springs from the trampoline and stick them, along with the trampoline’s ladder, in an industrial trash can for transportation.


Now it’s time for the fun part. If you were watching the video, you may have noticed the buzz saw waiting in the background. If you did, good eye. Now it’s time to put that saw to use. We saw through the metal frame of the trampoline to isolate the support beams from the round inner-frame. After each beam is separated, we pull out the beams from the ground and load all the parts of the old trampoline onto our truck, leaving nothing but a patch of underdeveloped grass left as a reminder of the old trampoline.


After reading this, you might be thinking that doing a trampoline removal is easy. Unfortunately, it’s not. In reality even a simple job like this is a lot of work and is somewhat dangerous because of the tense springs that could go off at any time. So instead of risking your health, let the pros handle it for you. We at Schott Services have over 20 years experience in junk hauling and landscaping, and we will do any job like this for a reasonable price. Get in touch with us at HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com or at 317-784-8760 for a free estimate.

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Our job today is to take an old gravel driveway that’s been overtaken by weeds and transform it into a clean and crisp new gravel driveway. A job like this is no problem for Schott Services. Driveway laying is one of our specialties. With over twenty years experience in the landscaping business and 5 stars on Google, we are sure that we can help you with your landscaping needs. Need an old barn removed? Give us a ring. Want to clear up all the foliage in your backyard, but don’t know where to start? Don’t sweat it! Hit us up and we’ll be over in a jiffy. Need a new driveway like the one in this video? Contact us at 317-784-8760 (call or text) or HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com for a free estimate on price.


As you can see in the video, this driveway is in bad shape. It’s been mostly covered up by weeds and it looks terrible as a result. To fix this, we need to chew up all the weeds and grass covering the crushed stone. The customer wants us to extend the driveway too, so we’ll need to chew up the ground farther than the driveway originally went.


The tool we use to clear the weeds from the driveway is our Vermeer 925 mini skid steer. We attach a power rake to the mini skid steer and go to town on the old driveway, leaving flat soil on the ground. Unfortunately we can’t salvage any of the old gravel from this driveway, but it’s not an issue because we have newer and better crushed stone to lay down.


The stone we spread on this driveway is #8 wash stone. This stone is sturdy and doesn’t crumble easily, which is something that can happen to lesser stones after being driven over for years. After laying down the stone, we use a grading attachment on our Vermeer 925 to smooth it out. Finally, we can sit back and admire our work.


The video spells it all out. We do this kind of driveway overhaul frequently, so we have lots of experience working with gravel. The finished product reflects our experience. We’re the number one rated landscaping/demolition company on Google in the greater Indianapolis area, so if you need a new driveway, don’t wait to contact us at 317-784-8760 (call or text) or HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com for a free price estimate.

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The pool we’re demolishing today is old and isn’t suitable for swimming in anymore. All it does is take up valuable space, so we’re going to free up that space by taking it apart.



The deck that surrounds this pool is old like the pool and so the wood has begun to rot. In the video it’s clear that the wood isn’t in great shape as cracks in the planks have appeared on the wood which has dried out and become brittle over time. These cracks make the wood unsafe to walk on because they form splinters that break off from the wood and harm whoever is walking on the planks. Obviously, this deck isn’t safe to step on anymore, so it’s important to remove it. If you have a build on your property that you don’t think is safe, don’t hesitate to contact us at 317-784-8760 (call or text) or HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com for a free estimate on the price of a removal.



We need to remove the wooden fence around the deck. We could take it apart manually by dissolving the glue and removing the nails, but that would take lots of time, and would be totally unnecessary. It would also be somewhat hazardous because of the splinters in the wood. Instead, we take advantage of the brittleness of the wood and use a chainsaw to cut it up. The chainsaw makes quick work of the old and fragile wooden fence, saving the customer time on the deck removal.



There is a bench on the old wooden deck, which we need to disassemble. This bench has a wooden shade above it, which we take down first. Then we remove the support beams holding up the bench. After sawing off the support beams, removing the bench is just a matter of hauling it away, as it is no longer connected to the pool’s deck.



After part of the deck is gone, there is an opening to the pool itself. Because this job is a demolition and not a deconstruction, we don’t need to worry about keeping anything intact, and we can wreck the old pool without a problem. To perform the pool demolition in the most efficient way, we use our Vermeer 925 Mini Skid Steer and a grappler attachment, which you can learn some more about here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dz9KdpN6wE) and fold up the pool for hauling.



Finally, we can do the deck removal itself. This final part of the job is pretty simple, because we use the Vermeer 925 and the grappler again to carry the remaining parts of the deck to our truck to haul away.



In the end, the only remnant of the old deck and pool is a patch of bare soil, ready for replanting. If you have an old above-ground pool or an old deck that you need demolished, just give us a ring or text us at 317-784-8760 or email us at HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com for a free estimate on the price of a demolition like this.

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