Choosing a demolition company

If you require dismantling for any reason – one of the most common requirements is to knockdown and rebuild a home – it’s very important that you choose a qualified demolition company. It can be difficult to know what to look for so here are some things to consider:

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Check out what equipment the companies have

One thing that you should look for is a demolition company that has a variety of equipment to demolish houses. This is important as you’ll want a company with a variety of equipment that they can use to best suit your property and needs.

Will they remove the rubbish?

Destroying buildings creates a lot of waste! Every good demolition company should be able to remove and dispose of trash for you. The waste includes building materials, stones, dirt, and so forth. In many cases, the demolition company will provide cut price if you allow them to salvage materials from demolition projects. It can be a window, door, wood, steel, brick, and so on. Not only will this make dismantling cheaper, but less waste will be going to landfills.

Can the company handle hazardous materials?

If you demolish an old house, the likelihood is that asbestos is present in the house somewhere, either in a loose form or bound in the ceiling. If this is the case, you will need to make sure that your demolition company are licensed and capable of removing material containing asbestos safely, and to carry out decontamination of the entire site so that no asbestos remains. They also have to dispose of asbestos as required by law. The demolition company you need must have asbestos removal experts on staff to handle this tricky situation properly.

Do they provide any further services?

If you do knockdown / rebuild on your property, it is often the possibility that the demolition alone is not enough to prepare the site ready to build a new home. Other services required could include tree felling or a levelling of the ground.  A good demolition company will be able to provide additional services to you or, at least, be able to refer you to someone who will be able to perform these tasks for you.

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How much will demolition cost?

Demolition costs are something that you also need to consider. Demolition company must provide you with a detailed quote on the dismantling of the entire project – from the initial planning stages, to the rescue and garbage removal stage. They should outline the quote exactly how the demolition will be done, what equipment and manpower will be needed, if there will be a discount in exchange for salvage, the cost of garbage removal, the cost of asbestos removal, if necessary, and the cost of additional services which they estimate are necessary.  Estimates should also include a period in which the demolition will be done. Finance is also something to be considered.

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Are they fully qualified?

As demolition operations can be dangerous, you should always make sure that you choose a company that holds all the proper licensing, qualification, and insurance. Also look for a company that is highly experienced in carrying out various kinds of destruction of housing.