Overall, demolishing a home is a relatively straightforward and simple process, however, it can also stress out any first-timer. It’s easy to feel intimidated or anxious about tearing down the home you’ve built memories in or the home you just bought in hopes of starting from scratch with your very first custom house.
Let’s take a look at what demolition contractors Vancouver do, and what is involved when tearing down any structure.
Establish Your Ideal Method of Demolition
There are two methods of demolition – mechanical and manual/by hand. With mechanical demolition, your demolition contractors will use heavy machinery to tear the house down. This is cheaper than doing it by hand. When you demolish by hand, you are deconstructing the home in hopes of salvaging materials that can then be resold, donated or recycled.
Find a Team of Experienced Demolition Contractors
Your next step is to find an insured and licensed team of demolition contractors Vancouver, like the team at BC Green. We will thoroughly walk you through the plan from start to finish, defining certain details like permits, estimates, and other important details.
Have Your Home Inspected Prior to Demolition
Prior to demolition, it’s important to have your home inspected for harmful materials like asbestos, lead paint, mold, and other hazardous chemicals. If any of the above are present, your BC Green demolition contractors Vancouver will safely dispose of them prior to demolition. We are experienced in the removal of asbestos, lead, mold and other forms of hazardous waste.
It’s important to keep in mind that you will need special permits in order to demolish your home, all of which your team of demolition contractors can inform you about. They detail noise, the recommended hours of demolition, proper disposal of waste, and other important factors.
Disable Utilities & Services
Prior to demolition, you’ll need to disable utilities and services like electricity, water, gas and sewage.
Choose the Environmentally Friendly Route
Don’t create more waste in our landfills. Talk to us about what we can do to help the planet and salvage as much as we can from your house. Some materials can be donated, while others recycled.
We would be happy to help you in answering your questions about demolition. Get in touch with our team of demolition contractors Vancouver and we can be well on our way to safely demolishing your house!