File the necessary forms, and follow the proper precautions.
When demolishing a home or other structure in the state of Louisiana, there are a variety of forms that may need to be filled out depending on your specific project, and there are different rules that apply, too.
For example, if your demolition project contains “Regulated Asbestos Containing Material”, there are going to be different forms and specific precautions you need to take in order to receive the necessary permits.
Learn more: Asbestos: Everything a Homeowner Needs to Know
If your structure does not contain what is considered RACM…
You will need to fill out an AAC-2(b) form, and you will only need to complete the Negative Demolition Sections noted by an asterisk *. This includes Sections I, II, III, IV, V (if applicable), VI, VIII, X, XVI, XVII, and XVIII.
Any non-RACM debris can be disposed of in a designated Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris landfill or a Type 1 or 2 landfill that is allowed to accept that kind of waste.
If your structure does contain what is considered RACM…
You must complete all sections of the AAC-2(a) form and either mail or hand deliver it to the Department //address is located at the top of the form// no less than 10 business days prior to the scheduled date of RACM removal.
Once the Department receives proper notification that there is RACM on the property, they will issue an Asbestos Disposal Verification Form (ADVF), which gives written permission that you may begin renovation. Throughout the abatement and demolition process, the ADVF must be posted and visible.
NOTE: Ensure you fill out the most up-to-date AAC-2 form, and type it out properly, with an original signature. It also must be accompanied by the designated fee, or it will not be considered a valid notification.
Learn more about demolition/RACM removal notification rules and instructions
Hire the perfect contractor for the job.
Demolition is a big job, and when it comes to maneuvering heavy equipment around your property, you’re going to want a licensed, qualified professional behind the wheel.
One of the best ways to protect yourself is to ensure the contractor you’re hiring is licensed to perform demolition in the state of Louisiana. You can do this by doing an Online Contractor Search through the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC).
Hiring a licensed contractor shouldn’t be the only goal in mind. The contractor should also have a good track record with their customers and overall safety.
Hometown Demolition Contractors is a great way to check out companies in your area, read up on their services and customer reviews, and request quotes directly from the site.