There are times when you may have a building on your property that needs to be demolished. This could be due to storm damage or due to wood rot. Regardless of the reason, you may find yourself calling a residential demolition specialist. Before you contact your contractor, there are a few things you need to understand. Here are a few of those key points and what to know about each one.
Survey of the Building
The first thing to anticipate is a survey of the building and property. This is to determine what type of demolition services are needed. It will also show the demolition contractor if there are any issues that would require special demolition permits. Examples of issues would be neighbouring buildings that could be damaged during a controlled demolition. Other examples may be possible hazardous items such as asbestos shingles and roofing that would require different demolition methods.
Once the consultation and survey have been completed, a demolition plan will be devised. This plan will go over any hazardous wastes that need to be removed, methods for removal, demolition prep and the final residential demolition steps. The plan will be given to you and they will wait for you to approve it. The main portions you need to consider are the demolition portions and hazardous waste removal portion. Once approved, the contractor will move forward with the process. The plan may also include the type of demolition equipment that will be used, the permits required for the demolition method, and alternative methods available for demolition should there be an issue.
Explosive or Non-Explosive
One of the key points to the residential demolition that may surprise you is the ability to use non-explosive options. Non-explosive options use tools such as sledgehammers and bulldozers to remove the building and demolish it from the property. This would be the ideal option used if you are close to other neighbours where an explosive option would be too dangerous. You can also request a non-explosive option if you would prefer that for the demolition.
When you are ready to begin the residential demolition process, contact your local demolition contractor. They can help you with options and a consultation. They can also discuss options with you that you may not have considered that do not require a full demolition. If you have questions about the permits they can answer those as well.