6. Apr 2016


Demolition—it is a huge job. Therefore, hiring a demolition company is not something you want to do without putting in plenty of thought and consideration. Before you hire any company for that big demolition project, here are five questions you should ask to make sure you are dealing with a real demolition expert.

  • Are you experienced in large-scale demo projects? – It is easy for a general contractor or construction firm to say they can complete construction projects, but do whether they have the experience to back it up is another story. Find out if the company you are considering has completed projects like yours in the past and ask for references if possible.
  • Is your company insured? – Demolition can be a potentially dangerous job. Therefore, you only want to work with a firm that has all necessary insurance. Don’t be afraid to ask for proof—the firm should not mind providing this.
  • Do you provide a written estimate of costs? – While it can be hard to come up with an exact price before the job begins, you deserve to have an estimate of costs so you can compare different companies.
  • Is cleanup included? – When you hire a demolition company, make sure you know what is and isn’t included in the estimate you are given. Some companies include cleanup in the cost; others do not.
  • What efforts are made to improve the safety of demolition projects? – Safety should be a top priority. You want to work with a company that feels the safety of its employees and anyone who happens to be in the area is a primary concern. Find out what safety precautions will be taken and ask questions if there is something you do not understand.

Depending on your exact project, you may have other questions too. Don’t be afraid to ask away—a demolition expert will not mind answering to make sure you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision. If you are located in or around San Jose California and require assistance with a demolition project, large or small, call or contact us at SVDemolition today. We are always happy to help you understand the process and give you the answers you need.