How to Choose a Demolition Company
Knowing how to find the right demolition company for your job can be difficult. Especially if you have not worked with one before, it may be difficult to know what to look for. Below is a quick reference guide to helping you find the right fit for you.
Certifications, Licensing and Insurance
This is one of the most important things to verify before hiring anyone who will be using heavy machinery on your property. You will want them to be properly trained and insured. While you don’t want any accidents, you also don’t want to be held liable for any unfortunate events. Ask for proof of the correct certifications, licensing and insurance required to keep you protected.
The more experience a demolition company has, the better. That means they have already worked out the kinks of their work process, their equipment, and local building codes on someone else’s dime. Talk with the company to find out how much experience they have doing the type of job you are specifically needing done. DL Adams Contracting has over 30 years of experience and would be happy to speak with you about their previous experience.
Asking for references early on can help you determine more of what it will be like to work with a particular demolition company. You will have an opportunity to hear what it is like to work with them. How long did it take for a job to get done? Was this company professional and communicative? What is the quality of work that was done, are they happy with it? Were there any hidden or unexpected fees? Asking any of these questions to multiple references could help you in making the right choice.
Demolition is fun until you have to start cleaning up. Any respectable demolition contractor should provide a service to remove the rubble. If they can’t remove it themselves, they should at least be able to let you know up front who they recommend to handle it.The removal of debris should be planned out before the work begins. It can create headaches for you if you wait until after demolition has started to plan for this.
If you are needing a demolition company to knockdown or remove an old property so that you can rebuild, the odds are you will need more services before your project is finished. Ask each company what other services they can provide. Being able to hire a company for multiple services throughout your project will save you time and possibly money.
Compare Other Demolition Contractors
It’s good to get 2 or 3 bids on the job to find the right fit for your needs. Always keep in mind that a very low bid is not necessarily the best option. Often times a good demolition company will charge a higher price because they have better equipment and more experience. Also remember to make sure the estimate includes what you need it to. Does this price include clean up, or will there be extra fees later? Does the time frame for the job work with the rest of your construction schedule? What is the companies pricing policy on additional work that may come up during the project, such as asbestos removal?
These are just a few things to help get you started on your new project. While this is not an exhaustive list, it can help you weed out some of the options and help you find a place to start. DL Adams Contracting would be happy give you a free estimate and speak to you about your upcoming project.