Tearing down an old building may seem to be an easy job, just like a fun game of breaking things with heavy vehicles. But, the reality is something different. If you are planning to demolish a building, it is suggested to seek help of a professional. However, before you start your research, there is a piece of information that would help find the best local contractor that can not only execute job smoothly but also comply with safety and legal compliances.
Before jumping into what’s and how’s let us quickly ponder over the types of demolition services that you can opt for as per your requirement:
1) Complete demolition
Under this job scope, the complete building structure is removed from the site. If there is no other construction around, then this job is easy to execute as compared to others.
2) Part of building
If you need to renovate a certain part of the building then you can plan the partial removal of the structure. This is a little complicated job.
Some devastation requirements are beyond our expectations. Due to natural calamities or weak old structures collapsing, this sudden requirement comes on.
4) Hazardous item site
Some premises like chemical factories and environmental industries that produce waste need a special type of annihilation.
How to select the contractor?
Once you are able to figure out the type of work that needs to be carried out, you can approach the local service provider and ask to submit their bids. After this, it is time to perform some brainstorming sessions. You can divide the task into two steps. The first step involves finding background information of a service provider and the second step involves seeking records of their licenses and competencies from local authorities. Here are some basic criteria that make your selection easier:
Work license, experience, and insurance
There is potential risk factor connected to site desolation work so this becomes very important to hire a qualified vendor. You can search for the license authenticity using their license numbers mentioned in their work permit. To inquire more, you can visit the local license-issuing authorities. Look for their experience level, types of jobs executed, and training taken by the contractor’s employees. If the company is fully insured, you will have an added advantage in case any unfortunate things happen at the site.
Tools and equipment
A qualified company owns/leases latest tools and machinery to provide quality work according to timelines agreed. The crew must be qualified to handle heavy equipment safely without harming nearby buildings.
The service company should not have sub-contracting working modal. It becomes difficult to handle their sub-contracts. But there are some good local demolition companies who have transparent policies for sub-contracting and share every detail with you then you can go ahead with this format also.
Hazardous item handling
If the site has items that can cause environmental issues, then be on red alert to discuss this and ask for their standard operating procedure (SOP). You can inquire their clients for reference where they have performed similar jobs. They should be able to do both residential and commercial job.
Taking care of valuables
Demolition is an emotional decision as it involves removing property arrangement made with memories. During this process, if the team is able to carefully remove the precious doors, steel elements and other things that can be re-used or sold then it is a big achievement.
Removal of debris
The entity should remove the waste left at the site after the work is done. It should be part of the deal. The waste should be divided into different categories and disposed at the appropriate place.
The quote should cover all necessary costs involved in the process. At last moment you should not expect any surprise charges. The cost should be real, matching to the market rates. When you have the basic information, you can add the requirement & compliance to the contract and will be able to hire a right contractor for your job.