Questions to Ask Shelby County Demolition Contractors Before Hiring
Do you have evidence of license and insurance certificates?
Keep in mind, some states and municipalities do not require a specific license for demolition. Adequate insurance, however, is a must in all cases.
Do you have local references from other demolition projects in Shelby County?
A professional demolition contractor should be able to provide you a couple of names from recent jobs nearby that you can follow up on.
Will you be pulling all necessary permits?
What process will be followed to demolish the house?
Do you recycle any of the debris from the demolition project? Where will the debris be disposed?
The answer may be dependent on your area and what recycling facilities are available.
Who has the responsibility to disconnect all utilities?
Determine if the demolition contractor or the property owner is responsible for disconnection of utilities. Call and find the utility locator service for you area. It is important to have gas, water, sewer and electrical utilities contacted and informed of demolition activities, and advance notice is often necessary. Allow a few weeks before demolition activities begin to notify utility companies of disconnect requests.