When a house or building outlives its usefulness in its present condition, it often requires demolition in some form to renovate it or replace it with a new one. Demolishing these types of structures, even partially is a complex procedure that requires expert knowledge and techniques to perform it lawfully, efficiently and safely. It is imperative to hire the right company to handle your project, and for this reason, we offer you the following factors to consider when employing a demolition business.
The Demolition Company Should Use the Latest Methods and Equipment
Over the years, improvements have occurred in the equipment and techniques that demolition experts use to tear down the structure. You need to hire a company that utilises the latest in both to perform their projects to ensure that they come to completion efficiently.
The Company Needs to Handle and Dispose of Hazardous Materials Correctly
Many times, homes and commercial buildings will contain some type of hazardous material. Asbestos is the most well-known of this type of material. Due to the fact that materials of this nature can pose a danger to both humans and the environment, the demolition company needs to handle and dispose of them appropriately. Be certain to question a company on its methods relating to this prior to agreeing to hire them.
Hire a Company That Specialises in Your Type of Demolition
Do not hire a demolition company that specialises in only domestic demolitions if you own a commercial building. Make sure that the company you hire specialises in your type of project to guarantee a quality outcome. It is a good idea to research some of their past projects to get an idea of the kind of work they do and what they can offer. These can usually be found on their websites, or if not feel free to ask them if they can send you some images and information of some of their work.
A Demolition Business Must Dispose of Waste Appropriately
Waste management is another important task that a demolition company needs to perform efficiently, safely and in accordance with any pertinent regulations. Whether it is concrete, timber and other types of non-hazardous waste or hazardous waste such as asbestos, this holds true. Also, not all waste should be just thrown away since some of it can be recycled.
Will There be a Safety Specialist On-Site?
A reliable company will assign a safety specialist to your demolition site. This specialist will conduct any required testing and make sure all procedures are performed safely.
The Demolition Company Needs to Be Properly Licenced and Insured
Local agencies mandate that demolition businesses have the correct licence to operate legally in their area of the country. Along with this, they need to be fully insured for the protection of their company and crews as well as their clients so make sure you ask to see their licence and insurance prior to hiring them.
You Should Receive an Accurate Quote
In the event that a demolition business refuses to issue a quote or will only do an estimate, look elsewhere. A business that performs demolitions always should provide you with an accurate, in-depth quote outlining all of the costs involved.
To learn more about the factors that you must consider when hiring a demolition company, or to discuss your project contact us at DIG IT and we would be happy to help. We are a reputable, demolition company with a long history of performing quality, safe partial and full demolitions.