Hiring the right contractor is crucial to successful demolition.
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You or your contractor will have to acquire the necessary permit(s).
Permit application requirements vary by location, but are generally very similar. Before demolition starts, you’ll have to obtain a permit.
Your application essentially details the project information and ensures that you followed all the necessary steps before beginning demolition.
Here are a few permit application examples:
Contact your local Building Department to obtain your permit, or discuss with your contractor whether or not they will be responsible for obtaining all permits.
Determine if there is asbestos-containing material in your home.
If there is asbestos-containing material in your home, you’ll have to inform the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality of your intention to dispose of it, and obtain a U.S. EPA Identification Number.
You can meet both requirements by filling out EPA Form 8700-12 and following the step-by-step instructions.
You can send the completed form to:
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Hazardous Waste Division
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317
Contact them directly if you have any questions at (501) 682-0833.
Ensure the demolition debris is properly disposed of.
Oftentimes, demolition contractors will handle all the debris hauling and will include the cost of disposal in the quote price. However, if they don’t, you’ll likely want to rent a dumpster.
Depending on the size of your demolition project, you may only need a 10 or 20 yard dumpster, but maybe your project requires a bigger 30 or 40 yard container.
Read more to get a better idea of dumpster sizes and pricing: