Some Common Questions and Answers About Demolition Contractors in Sunbury, PA
Do I need a permit to demolish a home, garage, swimming pool, or commercial building?
Permits are typically required. The permits necessary depend on your local and state municipalities. Depending on where you live, permits may be required by the city, county, and/ or state. Your local municipality may also have regulations related to notifications, noise, hours of demolition, disposal of the debris, etc... Your hired demolition contractor should be well informed about local regulations and will pull the permits on your behalf in most cases. Be sure to clarify up front with the contractor all the services your hired contractor will perform.
What are the steps required for building demolition?
- Get estimates from reputable demolition contractors in Sunbury
- Apply for demolition permits and approval from local government authorities
- Utilities need to be properly disconnected
- Older homes or buildings need to be inspected for hazardous materials
- Safely tear down the building
- Removal and disposal of debris
How much does it cost demolish a house?
In most cases, it's not possible for residential or commercial building demolition contractors to give a rough estimate over the phone. Structural demolition almost always requires an on-site estimate to ensure accuracy. So many variables affect the price of demolition that it's very difficult for contractors to give you a realistic estimate without actually seeing the property and understanding the challenges they will face when wrecking and removing the building. Some of the factors that affect the cost of demolition include:
- Environmental issues, such as the need to remove asbestos or underground storage tanks, can significantly increase costs
- Material (brick, cinder block, wood, etc...) the building was constructed with
- Debris disposal - hauling and landfill fees vary widely by location. Are there any salvageable materials that can be diverted from the landfill?
- Concrete demolition and removal of the foundation adds cost
- Square foot of the building and the number of stories for the house or building. Multi-level structures add to the cost of demolition.
- The need for excavation or site clearing and preparation