Things to Do Before Building Demolition Starts

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When you start building demolition, the process can be daunting, but also a little exciting! After all, how often is the smashing and destruction of rooms or even an entire building a requirement? Whether you want to clear your lot for other uses, are stripping a property down to the studs for a major remodel or are remodeling a room or two, building demolition is a process that, while quick, requires some foresight and preparation. Before your building demolition starts, you need to make sure that the following steps are done.

pull any applicable permits that you might need for building demolition

  • First, pull any applicable permits that you might need for building demolition. You would be hard-pressed to find a city in the U.S. that will let you knock down your property without some kind of paperwork. Get the right forms done so that you aren’t slapped with fines later on.
  • Second, get your asbestos testing done. Asbestos is in more than just old insulation; it can be in floor tiles, popcorn ceiling material, plaster materials, joint compound and more. Disturbing any of these things could cause issues, so know what you are dealing with before you start building demolition.
  • Third, prepare your neighbors for building demolition. Whether you are new to the area or have been there for quite some time, letting your neighbors know about the upcoming noise (accompanied by a treat and some earplugs, perhaps) can go a long way in establishing and maintaining neighborly relationships.

To learn more about building demolition and how you can prepare for it, contact us here at Double D Construction Services, Inc.