It is so dangerous to walk or live around a building that is in bad shape. Some people try and do their best with what they have while ignoring clear tell-tale signs that the structure will collapse. The question is never about whether it will collapse, but how the authorities can do their best to ensure the collapse is containable. We are demolition contractors in Calgary who want to keep you and the neighborhood safe by outlining the exact process of pulling down a building to ensure safety.
Tips of choosing the best demolition contractor
Technology and tools
You will know whether the contractor can handle your project if they have the tools to perform commercial and residential demolitions. The contractor must have a proven ability to handle the machinery and efficiently carry out all kinds of tasks like partial or complete demolition. CNLC is a trusted demolition contractor that handles both residential and commercial projects safely. We use machines like forklifts and excavators to knock down buildings with proper hydraulic attachments.
Handles waste material
Old buildings always have hazardous materials that are a health risk. You do not want to hire a demolition contractor who does not have the tools or know-how to handle this toxicity because it will fester in the environment. Ask about the company’s policies to remove waste like mold and glass chips from the environment to ascertain that will leave your space in inhabitable conditions.
CNLC takes responsibility for all waste material by breaking it down into different categories for proper waste management. These wastes include debris like dirt, rocks, wood, iron, and metal, which all need different disposal methods. Other kinds of waste are not disposable because they are valuable enough for recycling. Some of these include windows, bricks, doors, and steel. The demolition company of choice should display the same open-mindedness or capability when handling waste before you entrust them to handle your project efficiently.
Ask the right questions.
Demolitions are a substantial emotional and financial undertaking and deserve heavy research if you wish to make the most of your investment. Use the following examples to form questions that will help you hire the right contractor:
- Does the company have a business license?
- Do you have proper insurance for staff?
- How is your asbestos inspection process?
- Do you clean up after the demolition project?
- What is the cancellation policy?
Ensure the chosen demolition contractor has proper licenses to operate the business and give you detailed insurance coverage. These qualifications will put you at ease because you will know that the company has enough training to undertake the task. They will have the resources to cover medical and legal fees in a workplace accident or other complications.
Ideally, you want a demolition contractor with detailed quotes for different projects. We can get you a general estimate for your project, as well as a detailed one for you to assess the value of each task before we begin the demolition when you call 587-830-2652.