Handle any asbestos first.
One and two family homes are typically exempt from the Rhode Island Asbestos Control regulations. However, damaged or disturbed asbestos should be properly abated prior to demolition.
The only way to determine whether or not there is hazardous material on your property is by having it properly inspected by a licensed asbestos professional.
List of licensed asbestos contractors
Find a contractor that’s right for the job.
Not only should your demolition provider be registered with the Contractor’s Registration and Licensing Board, but they should have a good track record with customers, too.
In Rhode Island, contractors must hold a valid contractor's registration in order to perform most work on homes and other structures.
Hometown Demolition Contractors is an excellent tool for finding the perfect contractor for you and your project. There, you can learn more about companies and their services, read customer reviews, and request quotes from as many providers as you’d like.
Salvage as much material as possible.
A great way to save on demolition costs is by dismantling a structure as much as possible prior to bringing in heavy equipment. By removing any flooring, baseboards, appliances, plumbing, etc. that may be reused, resold, or recycled, you’re removing debris that would otherwise need to be disposed of, and you’re helping the environment and your community, too!
Learn more about deconstruction to figure out if it’s a good fit for you.