All buildings must be inspected for asbestos before demolition.
Federal and state law requires that a thorough inspection must be conducted for the presence of asbestos before any building renovation or demolition project in New Hampshire. The inspection must be done by an accredited asbestos abatement professional.
Learn more about renovation, demolition, and asbestos in New Hampshire
You must submit a notification of your intent to demolish.
In the state of New Hampshire, all buildings being demolished must complete a Demolition/Renovation Notification Form prior to any demolition work. It must be provided to the Asbestos Program as well as the city/town where the demolition or asbestos removal will take place. The form should be submitted no less than 10 business days prior to the scheduled start date.
This form needs to be submitted whether there is asbestos present or not. In addition, the applicable fee should be attached to the form as well.
Consider deconstructing before demolishing.
A great way to not only save costs but also help the environment is by deconstructing your structure as much as possible prior to demolition. Not only does less “house” to demolish mean lower demo and disposal costs, but the materials you salvage can also be donated to charity.
For example, Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores provide a wide selection of lightly used home improvement materials and home goods to members of your community.
Learn more about deconstruction to determine if it’s a good option for you.
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 New Hampshire.
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.