Have your home inspected for asbestos.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulates the removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. Prior to any demolition, you must have your property inspected for asbestos. If friable asbestos is found, it must be properly removed prior to any demolition or disturbance.
You will need to fill out an Asbestos Abatement and Demolition/Renovation Notification Form
Consider deconstructing before demolishing.
Deconstruction is a great way to keep some money in your pocket and useable materials out of the landfills. Before demolishing your home or other structure to the ground, consider dismantling any salvageable materials first.
This will minimize the debris and save you money. It could also help your neighbors if you donate the salvageable items to a local charity, like Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores.
Find the right contractor for your project.
When it comes to demolition projects, hiring the right contractor for your specific needs is necessary to successful project completion. If you want your demo done right, do your research first.
Hometown Demolition Contractors can help you find the perfect contractor for the job. You can read company profiles, customer reviews, and request quotes from as many providers as you'd like. By comparing a minimum of 2-3 contractors, you'll be able to find best deal for the highest quality service.
Remember to ask your contractor about debris disposal.
Although demolition contractors will often handle debris disposal, not all of them do. So when shopping around for contractors, this should be something you ask them. One contractor may include the cost of hauling in their quote, while another may not. If they don’t, this is an additional expense you will have to consider.
Renting a dumpster is the most convenient way to manage debris if your demolition contractor isn’t responsible for it. Check out Hometown Dumpster Rental to see company profiles, read customer reviews, and request quotes from as many providers as you’d like.