Demolition Contractor Tips for Orange County, California
Why do I need a demolition permit?
A demolition permit is an important because it provides a history of any work that has been done on your specific property. Its an invaluable document that will come in handy If you ever wish to sell or refinance your home.
Can I apply for a demolition permit online?
Yes. In Orange County, you can apply for a permit online using the city's electronic permitting system. A full length guide on how to apply for a permit online is available here.
You can also apply for a permit in person by visiting the Permit Services public counter (located on the first floor) at 300 North Flower Street, Santa Ana, CA.
Who should obtain the demolition permit - me or the contractor I hire?
The city of Orange County allows the property owner or any authorized agent (this includes contractors) to obtain demolition permits. However, any contractor working on your behalf should have a notarized letter from you, stating that they are authorized to obtain the permit.
How can I find out if my contractor is licensed?
On Hometown Demolition Contractors, we've done the initial homework for you. At the time a contractor is listed, they provided the appropriate state license (if required by your state) and liability insurance. Select the name of a demolition contractor you're interested in to see more information, including a list of verified credentials for that contractor.
For further information on whether or not your contractor is licensed to work in the state, refer to the State of California Contractor’s State License Board (CSLB).
What Are The Different Types of Demolition Services Offered By Orange County Demolition Companies?
Demolition companies have varying degrees of experience and may specialize in different types of services based on their equipment and level of expertise. Check the demolition services offered by the contractors above to find a match for your project.
- Residential Demolition - Home demolition or the wrecking and removal of a garage, shed, retaining wall, deck, or other residential building (typically less than 3 stories). This type of structural demo is typically achieved with hydraulic excavators and bull dozers.
- Industrial or Commercial Demolition - Wrecking services for larger jobs and larger buildings. May require a wrecking ball or controlled (explosive) demolition.
- Swimming Pool Removal - Above ground and in-ground swimming pool demolition and removal
- Asphalt and Concrete Demolition and Removal - Removal of concrete driveways, foundations, patios, sidewalks, etc...
- Environmental Remediation - asbestos abatement and removal along with other hazardous materials like lead paint.
- Selective or Interior Demolition - Interior renovation projects may require demolition crews tearing down and removing debris from walls, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, etc...
- Underground Storage Tank Removal - Cleanup and removal of hazardous materials contained in underground storage tanks.
- Excavating - Site clearing and preparation for building.