Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Demolition Company in Stanly County, NC

February 27, 2017 Published by Leave your thoughts

Homeowners, investors and builders regularly seek information from demolition contractors about their services and to get quotes for removing structures or anything else in the way of them having a clean slate for future developments. It is important for anyone who owns land to make sure they have chosen the right demolition company in Stanly County, NC for the job before proceeding.

Here are some questions to ask your potential demolition company before signing any contracts:

Q: Does your liability policy include building wreckage?
It’s not uncommon for contractors to have liability insurance policies that prohibit them from engaging in demolition activities, or at least severely limit the types of demolition activities in which they can partake under insurance. Therefore, you should double check what’s allowed under your potential contractor’s insurance policy before proceeding with the work.

Q: What is required with regard to permits?
Find out what the local requirements are for demolition permits, and who will be responsible for obtaining those permits. Generally you want to work with contractors who will pull all of the permits necessary so you don’t have to worry about handling it yourself.

Q: Has anyone conducted an asbestos survey on the property?
The Environmental Protection Agency requires all building owners or anyone operating a renovation or demolition activity to have a thorough inspection performed of the building in question to determine if asbestos is present. You should look for an inspector accredited by AHERA to perform this survey if at all possible.

Q: Where and how will debris be disposed of?
Ask the contractor which landfill will accept the waste generated from your project. In many cases, demolition companies have contracts with local disposal companies. You should makes sure that this disposal is completed in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Q: Does the contractor have references?
In addition to performing an online background check of the company and finding any online reviews you can, you should also ask the contractor itself if it has any references who can verify the quality of the business’ work. Consult with at least two previous clients before proceeding forward, just so you can be certain this is a company that will do a good job.

Q: How did you come to the figure in the quote you offered me?
As a general rule, if a quote sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Figure out exactly what’s included in the quote. Does it include foundations, piers, driveways, outbuildings and sidewalks? Does it include the cost of debris removal? How clean can you expect the site to be when the job is completed? What happens if any of the demolition is not performed in accordance with contract specifications? Make sure you have dotted your Is and crossed your Ts before working with a contractor.

These are just a few questions you should ask before hiring a demolition company in Stanly County, NC. Contact the team at Thompson Grading & Hauling, Inc. today for more information.

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