Depending on the size of the structure you want to get rid of, demolition work can sometimes be completed and debris can be removed in one day or a week, or maybe a little longer. But since a demolition is the kind of process you don’t want to rush, it’s important to coordinate with the demolition company about what needs to happen. Ask how long they estimate the project will take and have the work done at a time that works best for you and your family, keeping in mind that you may need to adjust things based on your budget and timeframe.
It’s good to prepare, especially if you’ve never done this before, so let’s look at some must-know basics for first time demolition in Kansas City.
Don’t do DIY demo
Whether you’re looking at a complete or partial house, driveway, garage or barn teardown, you should refrain from doing the job yourself. From the standpoint of the general population, demolishing a home may not seem that difficult. All you need to do is knock down the walls and tear out the frame and foundation, right? Nope. Professional demolition contractors train for this type of work, and they will know what needs to go and the parts that need to stay, which is particularly important when only one part of a lager structure is tagged for demolition.
Understand local permits and rules
It’s going to be difficult hiding a home teardown. You’ll have a work crew on the property and a ton of large debris lying around, not to mention angry neighbors calling with concerns about code enforcement. Before you move forward with a project, check with the county you reside in about required permits and allowed construction hours for your specific type of demolition job. Also find out if debris must go into a dumpster right away, or if having a visible pile in the front yard for a limited time is acceptable.
Let your neighbors know before starting
Are you planning to do home demolition in Kansas City and you have neighbors nearby? Nothing more will get you on bad terms with neighbors like thunderously loud wrecking equipment at 6:30 on a weekend morning, followed by clouds of dust wafting through their windows. Be courteous and inform your neighbors of your planned demolition—what you are doing as well as the projected duration of the project—and always post your approved construction permits in public view. And it doesn’t hurt to give a peace offering beforehand, like sweet treats or a bottled beverage.
You can reuse a lot of the materials
From reclaimed wood and reusable metal to recyclable wiring or salvageable large appliances, there are a lot of things that you may be able to put to good use after a demolition. If you cannot reuse such pieces in your new construction, consider consigning appliances to make a little cash back. You might also donate them, which could allow you to claim a tax deduction. Meanwhile, reusable building materials can be given away or taken to a recycling facility.
If your home or other structures need knocking down, don’t gamble on the quality of the company you hire for demolition in Kansas City. Instead, contact the experienced team at Midland Wrecking Inc. to have the job done right the first time.