While on the outside, residential buildings may appear in good shape, there are times when these need to be demolished. The reasons that a home should be demolished vary, and in most of the cases, the reason is out of the property owner’s hands. Sadly, some buildings are not worth up-keeping, such buildings decrease the value of the land that it sits on. If you own residential property, and you are curious as to the reasons a building should be demolished, then here are warning signs that tell you your residential building needs demolition.
If the Residential Building Has a Weak Foundation
This is a condition that becomes evident when symptoms appear, such as the flooring becomes uneven, cracks in the interior and exterior of walls. The cause of a weak foundation can be from land shifting and/or sinking below the building. Another cause could be that the foundation’s materials have degraded to the point that it is not properly holding the home together, which is an unsafe situation, and the building would need to be demolished, for safety’s sake.
If the Residential Building is Old
When a building’s foundation is weak or not solid, it may be due to it being very old. Old buildings that date back farther than 80 years may not be worth fixing and may need to be torn down unless it is a historic building, but even these may have to be partial demolished because they contain dangerous materials.
If the Residential Building Contains Dangerous Materials
Older residential buildings may contain enough dangerous materials, such as asbestos, that they need to be demolished, or partially demolished.
If the Residential Building Has a Recent Change in Governmental Building Codes or Zoning Laws
There are times when the local government changes building codes or local regulations that force homeowners to make expensive renovations that would not benefit the value of their home. In cases like this, property owners may choose to demolish their home to build a new one that meets all the new local regulations.
If the Residential Building Owner Plans to Sell the Vacant Lot
If a residential building is not is good condition, the decision to demolish it before selling the property may be financially beneficial. The reason for this is because a vacant lot is more marketable.
If a decision has been made to demolish a residential building, and a professional demolition service is needed, feel free to call DIG IT CIVIL – specialists in single and multi-story home demolition services, asbestos removal, excavation and more.