4 Questions to Ask a Demolition Contractor

No matter the reason for hiring a demolition contractor, it’s important the one you choose is qualified and experienced. Since demolition is such a niche service, it’s hard to know the good from the bad. To make an informed decision, ask these four questions before you hire a demolition contractor.

What’s Your Safety Policy?

Given the dangerous nature of demolition, safety should always be the top priority. Ask to see a contractor’s safety procedures and look at their safety track record and ratings. Safety procedures should include both the physical safety of the crew and the safety of the surrounding environment.

Is Total Demolition Necessary?

Sometimes you don’t need to knock down the entire building to get the job done. Selective demolition can be used to carefully demolish the unwanted parts of a structure, which will save both time and money. Even if you’re pretty sure total demolition is necessary, it never hurts to ask if there’s a solution you haven’t thought of.

Who’s Handling the Permits?

Wading through all the red tape from the city and state isn’t something you want to do by yourself. Any demolition contractor worth their salt will have lots of experience dealing with permits. Make sure any contractor you hire will handle all the permits involved in the project.

What About Recycling?

Steel, concrete, and other construction materials can be recycled to make new construction materials. Not only is this good for the environment, it can also help offset demolition costs. Ask the demolition contractor how they handle recycling and how much of the costs you can recoup by recycling.  

If you need an experienced and trustworthy demolition contractor, call DT Specialized Services. We pride ourselves on completing specialty demolition projects that require skill, knowledge, and accountability.