Find the right contractor for the job.
In the state of New Mexico, a contractor must possess a General Building Contractor license (GB-98) or Residential Building Contractor license (GB-2) in order to perform any demolition work. It is important that you hire a licensed contractor to perform your demolition work because this ensures that the most up-to-date safety standards are followed and you, the customer, are fully protected.
However, being licensed shouldn’t be the only thing on your list of requirements. Your contractor should also have a great safety record, positive customer reviews, and experience in the field. One of the fastest and easiest ways to find a contractor who meets these standards is with the help of HometownDemolitionContractors.com.
Determine if asbestos is present.
Prior to demolishing a house or structure, you will need to have it inspected for asbestos-containing materials. If the structure being demolished does possess asbestos-containing materials, you’ll need to fill out and submit the Asbestos Notification Form. This details the amount of asbestos, where it’s located, and how it’s being removed.
Don’t forget to consider deconstruction.
Traditional mechanical demolition is a fast, easy way to get rid of a structure, but it’s not always the most environmentally or fiscally responsible option.
Deconstruction is a great way to minimize waste going to the landfill by salvaging all reusable materials prior to demolition. Sometimes, charitable organizations, like Habitat for Humanity, are willing to deconstruct your home or structure for free in exchange for the materials they salvage. Those materials are then re-purposed in homes that Habitat for Humanity builds or is sold in their ReStores, and can be a tax write-off for you.
Dispose of that debris the right way.
Sometimes companies will include the cost of hauling and disposal in their quote for demolition, but that's not always the case. If the contractor you hire isn't going to take care of the debris for you, you'll have to dispose of it yourself. Typically the most convenient and affordable way to do that is by renting a dumpster.
Hometown Dumpster Rental can help with that. Find the right dumpster rental provider, read company profiles and customer reviews, and request quotes from as many companies as you'd like—all from one site.
Renting a dumpster can seem overwhelming to the first-time renter. There are several factors that can affect pricing and there are many sizes to choose from, but that's why getting quotes from at least 2-3 companies is a good idea.