Looking from the logistical aspect of demolition, it is not only a chaotic work but involves a great deal of risk as well as safety measures so as to ensure that neither any property nor public comfort or any life is injured. Sometimes demolition is worked out owing to compulsion like when a building is in a deteriorating state, under risk of collapsing, or the need of the hour is for a new construction on that land. But when the project or building whatsoever considered for demolition is adjacent to the properties, public places then the risk and precautionary alertness doubles, and even for the sake of the safety of the demolition workers a lot of government enacted safety norms and construction guidelines has to be followed by the demolition contractors. Therefore, since as the property owner or the initiator of the new project you don’t want to be haunted with liabilities of any accident or damage due to the demolition work, you need to be a little choosy and discerning in your selection of the contractors.
Demolition of a building or a constructional endeavor can be out of multiple reason, but the most obvious range of required demolition services expected from a quality contractor include:
- Comprehensive demolition
- Partial demolition
- Asbestos abatement
- Debris removal
- Environmental protection
Since you need all of these services in a demolition project, hiring just a demolition expert but a negligent contractor who leaves behind a complete mess of debris, or simply one who does not comply by the safely norms of demolition may give you a total headache of liabilities. Therefore, when you select demolition contractors for your project it is essential to cross check through some of these vital factors:
Latest Technology and Tools
Those days are gone when demolition used to be a completely manual effort, today there are advanced demolition equipment and tools like excavators, crushers and brokk robots, etc. latest technologies in the market which makes the entire work easier, simpler and hassle free. However, when you are seeking for a demolition contractor confirming if they have special operators and technicians for these tools, scope for implementation of hi tech tools, knowledge of operation, etc. is always safer.
The project of demolition does not end with the breakage and collapse of the assignment building. Rather, as per the norms of demolition related constructional projects, there is the dire need of complete removal of the debris left behind after the primary action of demolition. Therefore, the contractor should not only be well equipped with tools for removal of debris but should also have sufficient knowledge of the legal requirements of demolition material removal.
- The demolition contractor must possess valid license for demolition work as well as must be insured properly in order to take up risk-oriented jobs like demolition. As per government applied demolition rules and regulation, contractors must have license as well as insurance.
- These are highly technical constructional works which require proper qualification and knowledge, therefore before hiring ask for the certification records of your contractor.
- Check with the contractor what steps the contractor plans to take in order to ensure public safety, safety of adjacent properties and last but not the least his exact plan of waste removal. Demolition waste management system requires proficient knowledge and experience and skill of demolishing chunks of concrete into small pieces to make waste management easier.
You can also compare the rates offered by more than one contractor to choose the best deal out of them, however, make it a note not to compromise with quality of work, since negligence in this kind of work can burden you with legal liabilities.