What is Residential Demolition?
Many people assume that residential demolitions are only done on houses that are no longer habitable. While many homes do need to be demolished due to severe damages, abandonment, or code violations, these are not the only cases that residential demolitions are reserved for.
A residential demolition is done to partially or completely remove a residential property. This type of demolition can be done if you have a room you would like to remodel or replace. Also, a partial demolition is useful if you’d like to downsize or expand your home. Some homes are outdated and no longer desirable, but the land that they are built on is a prime piece of real estate. Demolishing the old home on this type of lot clears the way for a newer, nicer home to be built in its place.
Older historic homes may contain harmful asbestos, lead, and mercury and can cause serious health risks. They can also have rotted or weak sections that could eventually collapse. If only part of the home is affected, demolishing that section can help preserve the rest of your home.
If your houses poses a health, safety, or environmental threat, a residential demolition can prevent costly citations or fatal accidents. Or, if you’re interested in remodeling or replacing your home, a residential demolition is your first step. And while this may seem daunting, you are just a phone call away from having your residential demolition done professionally, responsibly, and at a great price.
How to Demolish a Residential Property
A residential demolition must be performed by a fully licensed and insured demolition contractor or demolition company. Most demolitions require permits, and there are many codes and regulations that need to be followed. Heavy machinery and tools are needed to perform these demolitions, and must be operated by trained professionals. Demolition environments themselves can also be dangerous, so having experienced professionals prevents the risks of injury or liability. You will want to select a professional company that is not only experienced, but is right for your specific project.
Demolition Pros is proudly known for our focus and commitment to each and every project. We evaluate each job to ensure that we can provide the proper permits and plan for any unique conditions. We also use the best quality equipment to guarantee a smooth residential demolition, such as our excavators and skid steers, and our teams are fully trained to operate each machine safely and efficiently.
Once you’ve received your residential demolition quote and are ready to proceed, an environmental inspection must be done. This inspection ensures that there are no hazardous materials present, and it is required in most states. Secondly, you will need to locate and disconnect your utilities with each utility service provider. For assistance with this step, search for “Call Before You Dig” in your local phone book or online.
Once any demolition is complete, our crew cleans up the site and hauls off any debris using our dump trucks or roll-off trucks. After your residential demolition, you may be interested in having your newly cleared site excavated and/or backfilled. If so, please let our contractors know so that we can include this in our proposal.