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Useful Demolition Tips for the State of California
Make sure you hire the right contractor for the job.
In California, demolition contractors—or a contractor capable of performing demolition—should possess a C-21 license with the State of California.
Having the proper licensing is imperative, but ensuring you hire a reliable and courteous professional can be just as important.
Hometown Demolition Contractors can help you find local demolition contractors who are friendly, experienced, and highly capable. You can read profiles of various companies in your area, check out customer reviews, and request a quote directly—all from one site.
Learn more about how to save on demolition:
- 3 Simple Tips to Lower the Cost of Demolishing a House
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There are safety orders you need to follow.
In California, there are a number of steps that should be taken to ensure the safest possible demolition. In Subchapter 4 of the California Code of Regulations, these orders are outlined for your convenience.
You need to have an asbestos survey prior to any demolition.
Before any demolition can take place, you will need to have a certified asbestos surveyor inspect your home for any asbestos-containing material.
- Learn more about asbestos inspection and removal requirements
- Everything a Homeowner Needs to Know About Asbestos
A permit is necessary before demolition can take place.
Just like most states, you’ll have to submit a permit application form for demolition before demolition starts, but oftentimes, your contractor will take care of this for you. Always be sure to determine this when getting quotes from contractors.
Take care of the resulting debris properly with a dumpster.
Although some demolition contractors will include the cost of hauling and disposal in their quote, sometimes they might not, and you’ll be left in charge of disposing of the resulting rubble.
Learn more about large dumpsters, which are ideal for medium to large demolition projects: