Opa Locka Demolition Tips
Determine if the contractor has the appropriate evidence of license and insurance
At the time a contractor is listed, Hometown Demolition Contractors screens for state license (if required) and liability insurance. Keep in mind, the status of a contractor's license or insurance could change, so it's a best practice to ask for evidence at the time of the quote.
Professional demolition contractors should be able to provide local references from similar jobs
Whether you need do demolish a house or a small commercial building, the demolition contractor you choose should have completed similar jobs in the past year for you to have confidence they understand all the nuances of demolition. If a demolition company is not able to forward you a couple of recent customers from other demolition projects, find a different contractor.
Determine exactly what services will be done by the Opa Locka demolition contractor and what you will be responsible for
Who will be contacting utility companies for disconnects? Call and find the utility locator service for your area. Gas, water, sewer and electrical utilities need to be contacted and informed of the planned demolition. Typically advance notice is often required. Don't call the day before your tear down to request your utility lines be located and shut off. Contacting utility companies should be completed a few weeks in advance of the tear down.
Determine what permits are required and who will be responsible for pulling those permits
Ask your demolition company if they will be responsible for obtaining the permit and maintaining requirements. Often, municipalities require specific things from permit holders, like a demolition site plan or installation of erosion control measures. Ask your contractor if he/she will be pulling the permit and if any special requirements need to be maintained.