Sometimes when you need to build something up, you first need to tear something else down and that is where demolition work comes in. Demolition work takes down old structures to make room for newer, better structures. Of course, demolition work has to be done carefully and diligently to make sure that nothing goes wrong and that the right structure gets demolished. If you are doing demolition work, then you will need the right contractors for the job, and if you need the right contractors, then you should contact us at Home Care Contractors.
We provide residential and commercial demolition services for homes and businesses in Seattle, WA, and all over Washington state. Our demolition work is precise, efficient, and second to none. We will clear away any standing structures that are in the way of any new construction taking place, and of course, we will provide a thorough and efficient clean-up of the demolition site afterward. So contact us if you need any demolition work done on your property; we have been serving residential and commercial clients in the greater Seattle area and the rest of Washington state for a decade now and our contractors are ready and willing to help you.
What Professional Demolition Contractors Do
Both commercial and residential demolition services involve tearing down buildings to make way for new construction to take place. However, demolition is about more than just tearing down buildings; before they demolish the site, the demolition contractors have to perform a thorough inspection of the house or building. They will perform necessary and essential tasks like obtaining the right permits, removing pests and rodents, and disconnecting utilities.
Demolition contractors will also make sure to safely remove toxic and hazardous materials, like asbestos, from the demolition site. A demolition contractor will ensure that the site is safe and that the right protective materials and equipment are used to guarantee the safety of everyone who works at the demolition site.
Why You Should Hire Professional Demolition Contractors
Whether you need demolition services for your home or you need to demolish a commercial industrial building, the services of a professional demolition contractor are vital. Naturally, special equipment is needed to carry out the demolition and only professional demolition contractors will have that type of equipment and know-how to properly handle it.
Safety is of the utmost concern with demolition and a professional contractor will know and follow all of the safety protocols to make sure that the demolition proceeds smoothly. There can be electrical lines and plumbing pipes that have to be taken care of before the demolition can begin, otherwise, they could pose a serious safety hazard. Demolition contractors will go over the site with a fine-toothed comb to make certain that any power or plumbing lines will not pose a threat to the safety of the workers or the integrity of the demolition site. This is extremely important because a damaged gas line or pipe could result in environmental hazards that could cause injury or illness to people nearby.
The Right Tools For The Job
Demolition projects require the use of specialized tools and equipment to perform tasks like clearing away large, heavy pieces of debris like beams, pieces of concrete, and lead pipes. On occasion, the demolition contractors will need to remove hazardous materials from the site and special equipment is needed to do so.
In the aftermath of a demolition, there will be a lot of waste that needs to be collected and discarded and only a professional company will have the equipment and the knowledge of proper disposal procedures to perform that task. Some materials like wood or pieces of metal can be recycled, but hazardous materials like asbestos need to be properly disposed of. A professional company will use the proper disposal methods to remove those materials and will transport them to designated waste disposal sites.
Post Demolition Inspection
Once the demolition has been completed, the site needs to be thoroughly inspected before new construction can begin. Inspection entails removing any toxic materials or potentially harmful debris from the site to ensure the safety of the construction crew when they are ready to start their work.
Residential Demolition in Seattle, WA
Demolition is done on a residential structure when it is no longer habitable but the land on which it lies is still valuable. There are also less extreme situations where a homeowner will want to use selective demolition, such as when they want to remodel a part of their home. This could be the remodel of a room like a bathroom or a kitchen where certain parts of the room will need to be demolished in order to make way for new construction. It could also involve asphalt removal of a driveway, swimming pool removal, and the removal of other structures.
The demolition could also be done if the homeowner wants to add a room to their home since parts of the house will have to be demolished before the new room can be added. Demolition is also necessary if there is a structure on the land that needs to be destroyed. These could include sheds, workshops, detached garages, gazebos, patios, decks, and so on. These types of structures need to be carefully demolished if the property owner wants to clear their land. Great care needs to be taken with residential demolition, especially in cases of selective demolition where people still live in the structure that is being partly demolished. In those kinds of projects, our contractors will take care to avoid causing any unnecessary disruption to the rest of the existing structure.
The Steps of Residential Demolition
- Environmental Inspection – This is about inspecting the demolition site to make sure that no hazardous materials are present. This needs to be done before a demolition permit can be issued.
- Location and Disconnection of Utilities – The companies responsible for the various utilities like plumbing pipes, electric wires, gas lines, and so on must be contacted so that they can disconnect them before demolition takes place.
- Obtaining the Permit – The contractor will obtain a permit from the local permits office so that they can officially and legally begin the demolition.
Commercial Industrial Demolition
The demolition of a commercial or industrial building is often done for the same reasons as the demolition of a residential building, which is either because the building is no longer inhabitable, or because the owner wants to remodel all or part of the structure. While the reasoning and the procedures concerning both types of demolition are similar, the actual task is a little different because commercial structures tend to be much larger than residential ones. The types of commercial and industrial structures that usually get demolished include office buildings, schools, factories, processing plants, and other large buildings.
Another way that this kind of demolition is different is that more powerful equipment is needed to remove the heavier materials used in commercial buildings. After a residential building has been demolished, the ground on which it stood might need to be graded and leveled out before anything else can be built on the land. However, in the case of a commercial structure, the ground would already be leveled out. Another difference between the two types of demolition projects is the point of contact. In the demolition of a home, the contractor will answer to the homeowner, but in commercial demolition, the contractors will be in contact with the other contractors working on the project.
Contact Us For Your Demolition Projects in Seattle, WA
Demolition projects require careful planning, precise execution, and diligent cleanup afterward. Home Care Contractors provides all of those qualities regardless of whether we are working on someone’s house or on a building in Washington state; we will apply the discipline and rigorousness that a project as complex as a demolition requires. Before we get started, we conduct a thorough investigation of the site and follow the required steps to make sure that the utilities are disconnected and that any hazardous materials are removed from the premises.
We also know that the job is not over once the structure has been demolished, we also take care of the cleanup and inspection of the site afterward. Home Care Contractors has been serving Seattle residents for a decade now, so anyone who lives in the Greater Seattle area or the rest of Washington state can request our services. You can rest assured that we will carefully tear down any structures that need to be demolished so that you can easily rebuild or remodel them in the way that you want. And when it comes time to rebuild, Home Care Contractors can help you with that as well.