Demolishing a single family dwelling can take only a day or two with the right expertise and equipment.
When most people think of "demolition," they conjure up images of a giant wrecking ball taking down an office tower. However, many demo jobs simply involve tearing down a single family house, a dilapidated detached garage, or similar structure.
People demolish houses for any number of reasons, including:
- Obsolescence – the house is no longer viable as a dwelling
- Financial - removing the house could make the land more attractive for potential resale and/or reduce the owner’s property tax liability and liability
- Development – builders, developers, and owners build speculative homes or custom homes on land that is currently occupied with a dwelling
- Condemnation – The local Code Enforcement Agency may be levying fines against you for a dilapidated dwelling.
If you do choose to select a demolition professional to complete your demolition project, we hope you'll consider hiring Southern Demolition and Environmental. We will take these 10 steps and reduce them to one decision – the selection of our organization for turnkey demolition services.
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Top 10 Tips for Demolishing a House
- Allow Time for Permits (June 1)
- Find an Insured Demolition Company (June 5)
- Research Permits & Regulations (June 9)
- Apply for Permits & Provide Fees (June 13)
- Hazardous Material Inspections (June 17)
- Contact Utilities for Disconnection (June 21)
- Submit Paperwork to Georgia Environmental Protection (June 25)
- Identify Components for Recycling (June 29)
- Contact Erosion Control Company (July 6)
- Conduct Pre-Demolition Inspection (July 10)