When you are preparing to demo part of your property, the scale of the demolition could mean you can do it yourself or you may need to hire a professional. In the age of DIY, it can be tempting to try to take on a demolition project on your own believing you can take the advice of bloggers or YouTube channels. However, licensed demolition professionals in Los Angeles, CA want to make sure your demolition project is not only successful but done safely.
What can a demolition professional help you with?
When you work with a professional demolition company, you are getting a team of people who will make sure we comply with all local and state government rules and regulations when it comes to demoing buildings. Because each state and county may have their own rules on construction and demolition, you want to make sure you are following the law. If you aren’t, it is entirely possible that your demolition project could be shut down before it even begins.
What should you do prior to your demolition project?
Before the demolition project begins, it is important that you begin storing and saving the items you do not want to throw out. The structural parts of the building can stay, but anything you do not want to be damaged should be stored offsite. If you choose to do any work prior to the demolition team arriving, it is important that you follow safety protocols and use the right tools for the job, such as:
- A hardhat
- A Sledgehammer
- A Crowbar
These are all appropriate tools to use when preparing your site for demolition.
Ensuring the Right Building Is Demoed
When you have multiple structures in the same area, it is important that you mark the structure you want to be demoed and mark the surrounding structures that you do not want to be demolished. This can save you trouble in the future when it comes to working on the right building. You can mark buildings by using cones or flags.
Make Sure Utilities Are Off
Finally, one of the most important things you can do in preparation for residential demolition is making sure you have turned off the utilities to that building. You want to make sure you have turned off the sewage, water, electricity, and gas.
Thanks to Nielsen Environmental for their insight into the demolition process.