Residential Demolition Prerequisites
Demolition is a structured process that requires planning, time, and investment. Whether it is residential, commercial, or industrial property that you want to demolish or renovate, there is a bucket-list of things you will have to seek in advance to get started. We bring to you some of the residential demolition prerequisites that will make your life simpler and your project a hassle-free reality.
Permit — This is the first basic step in order to carry out the demolition project. A resident must have permit from the local government to carry out the demolition. Usually a demolition company can help by filing the papers for you. They know exactly what forms to use for what kind of work and you won’t have to run from pillar to post to get the required permits.
Site Plan — Before starting out any demolition or excavation work, a site plan should be ready with the architect and engineer of the demolition company you have hired to work for you. The plan would comprise of the action steps as well as every single item that is either being removed, demolished, disposed. A physical inspection of the residential property and photographs of the front and back of every element to be taken down, will allow the plan to become elaborate and comprehensive.
Explosives and Equipment — Full verification is required in order to let the operators perform explosions, if necessary for your project. The company should have the license to use explosives and the operators should be highly skilled and accredited to perform implosions or explosions. Heavy equipment like wrecking balls, cranes, and hydraulic attachments should all be in good condition and maintained well by the contractor to operate safely.
Contaminants detection — Usually a company would conduct a thorough inspection and if removal of asbestos or lead is involved, things will get a little complicated. For the safe demolition and disposal of asbestos building material or lead, caution is required as these contaminants can cause serious health risks. This will also significantly increase the cost as safety gear and special equipment will be required to handle these substances responsibly.
Waste Management — House Demolition and excavation involve a lot of waste material that needs to be segregated, carried to a different site sometimes and disposed properly. A good company like VWD will also let you know if there is any material that can be reused, as recycling can also help you cut down substantial costs in some cases. Water tanks may also be required in case there is more dust and debris, to contain it without affecting the area nearby.