Whether you are building a new home or a new business, you might wonder what the differences are when it comes to the demolition of the older building. Most people envision heavy machinery plowing down an old building to make room for the new. While this can certainly be true, there are finer points about demolition that you might want to understand before beginning.(more…)
Have you ever watched a wrecking ball bring a building to its knees? At a demolition site, skyscrapers are reduced to piles of rubble within a few weeks. But the interior demolition process is a bit more subtle—from the outside, at least.
During interior demolition, contractors break down select areas in a home or commercial building. They demolish things like:(more…)
Whether you’re demolishing a shed, a garage, a home, or a commercial building, there’s a lot of work ahead of you. This article will help you prepare for the demolition itself. One thing we’re not going to cover is finding a contractor – we’re assuming that if you’re already in the process of preparing for the demolition, you already have a contractor in mind.
You’ve got the demolition scheduled, or you’re getting ready to schedule it – what comes next? This brief how-to will help.(more…)
Safety is paramount during any construction, remodeling or demolition. It is a requirement that all the necessary safety precautions must be observed to protect lives. Safety also means having the correct equipment for the project. Taking safety precautions should be normal practice on every construction or demolition site. The contractor must take every step to ensure everyone around the site is safe, failure to do so would lead to fatal accidents.
The following are some of the most critical safety precaution measures for demolition projects:
Do you have a demolition project that requires a professional demolition contractor? Finding an expert demolition contractor with the experience in controlled demolition can be a challenge. Identifying a professional contractor from an inexperienced one is not the obvious.
We have outlined a few tips to help you select the most professional demolition contractor:
Prior to settling on a demolition contractor, you must come up with a full list of your project requirements. If you have a good idea of specifically what you need then finding the best contractor for the project should be a walk in the park.
The following are the different types of services offered by demolition contractors:
There comes a time when a building must be brought down. Whether it is a residential or commercial building demolition at some point in time will be inevitable. When a building becomes unsafe either due to structural weakness or aging then you should consult a demolition contractor. Selecting the right and professional demolition contractor is the initial and most important step in conducting a successful demolition. The demolition process will only begin once you have selected the most qualified and experienced demolition contractor.(more…)
The first step in demolishing a house is finding a licensed and bonded demolition contractor to remove the structure. Ensure the estimates from the contractor specify everything including obtaining necessary permits for the job.
- House Inspection
Demolitions need to be carried out in a safe working environment, therefore inspecting the house for hazardous materials is a critical first step. Materials such as asbestos and lead paint must be carefully removed following the correct remediation procedures. Some demolition companies will subcontract such services to environmental experts.
Get in touch with your utility suppliers to disconnect the water, sewer, gas and electricity from the house.
Demolition is perhaps the most thrilling and quick stage of construction. It takes one or two days to completely demolish a home and clear it from the site. A demolition process for a complete remodel would last almost a week. In as much as demolition is messy and quick, it is not entirely unsophisticated and mindless. There is a lot you need to know about the process of demolition. Lack of a proper plan and strategy before starting demolition could result in the loss of both time and money.
Here are some of the demolition basics from our own experience we thought you should know about: (more…)
House construction is costly but what can be equally costly is demolition. Both demolition and construction companies will confirm the same. Prior to undertaking a house demolition ensure you factor in the cost otherwise, the whole project could halt midway. The demolition company you hire should be able to give you a proper cost estimate.
The cost of demolishing your house will depend on the following factors: (more…)
It is a big dilemma sometimes whether to renovate or demolish a building. Demolition is less expensive compared to renovation but it is not necessarily the best option.
After buying an old house, you may be undecided whether to fix it or demolish the whole structure and start afresh. There is also the option of partial demolition to take down certain sections of the house and rebuild them while retaining the other parts of the main house.
These factors outlined below will help you decide whether to renovate or demolish: (more…)