After years of looking at your unusable in-ground pool, dilapidated workshop, broken driveway or falling-down house, today you’ve decided to do something about it. That’s right, it’s time you get that eyesore torn down and out of your life! But how should you go about dealing with having neighbors so close to the demolition area? Here’s how you can prepare your neighborhood for residential demolition in Kansas City.
Provide plenty of notice
Whether it’s a complete home demolition or partial building demolition, you can bet that there’s going to be plenty of noise coming from your property. Noise includes workers yelling, large machinery engines roaring and, of course, the sounds of walls and concrete breaking apart. To be a courteous neighbor, make sure you tell your neighborhood, especially your direct neighbors, of your upcoming demolition plans well ahead of time. Let them know as soon as you know!
Give dates and times
While you don’t have to inform neighbors of your plans for residential demolition in Kansas City, it’s the right thing to do. Giving everyone approximate dates that the demolition work will take place can not only prepare them for daytime noise, but for a portion of the street to be blocked off for equipment and work vehicles as well. Another crucial detail to offer is the times of day during which the crew plans on working. That way, neighbors won’t get caught off guard.
Make suggestions to prepare
With the demolishing of a building comes tons of dust and other nasty particles, and no one wants to inhale construction site dust or get it in their eyes. Suggest that your neighbors keep windows and doors closed while demolition work is taking place and to stay indoors. Additionally, pets may get spooked by all the thunderous noise. Recommend your neighbors bring cats and dogs inside so they don’t run off or hide somewhere in the yard in terror.
Display construction information
Typically, home improvement companies that handle construction, roofing, landscaping and driveway repaving will display a big sign in a client’s front yard for promotional purposes. But oftentimes city permits and a company’s business license number also get displayed. Doing so takes the mystery out of the legitimacy of your home project, and it also lets you show a level of transparency with your neighbors.
Give a peace offering
As nice as your neighbors may have acted when you first told them about your plans, extreme noise for days in a row can take its toll. So, when your home demolition project is complete, consider giving your direct neighbors a little something for any inconvenience the construction may have caused. A basket of goodies, a bottle of wine or a dinner invitation are some good ideas, but a simple note thanking them for their patience would suffice. You will want to stay on their good side, since a rebuild project is likely underway.
Do you have a home demolition project in mind? If so, contact the seasoned team at Midland Wrecking Inc. for more information about residential demolition in Kansas City.