Those who are experienced investors, owners and developers of commercial real estate know that when it comes time to do away with the old to begin building new, there are many things to consider. Here are just a couple of the more important considerations before embarking on a major demolition project:
- Research: Pre-screen, pre-qualify your demolition contractor in advance. Check previous similar projects the contractor has completed. Find recommendations from contractor’s clients and ensure that the contractor has the necessary bonding and insurance for the job.
- Presence of Asbestos: Have the site inspected for the presence of asbestos. This should be done by a properly trained, licensed and certified inspector.
- Other Hazardous Materials: Besides the likelihood of containing asbestos, many older buildings contain hazardous materials such as lead paint or other toxic materials. The initial inspection by a properly trained, and licensed contractor is critical to avoiding liabilities.
To see a full listing of these and other important considerations before beginning a major demolition project, visit naiop.org to read the complete article from the National Demolition Association.
Star Environmental maintains safety as a foundation. Our field staff receives the training and certifications necessary to sustain our good standing as a premier demolition contractor. Additionally, we are a licensed asbestos, lead and mold abatement company. To see a full list of what you can expect when you hire Star Environmental, visit our website or contact us to learn more.