17. May 2017

Selecting a Reliable, Reputable Industrial Demolition Contractor

Even for industry veterans, selecting a reliable, reputable industrial demolition contractor can present challenges. If the industry is particularly busy, the best demolition contractors will be scheduled out months in advance, and you may be forced to choose from lesser known companies. Safety should always be a prime consideration in any business activity; however, industrial demolition contractors frequently perform work with extra risks, since many demolition sites have hazardous materials that must be handled according to OSHA specifications for maximum safety.

Primary Characteristics of a Safe Demolition Contractor

For legally compliant, safe, and efficient demolition results, SV Demolition recommends ensuring that your contractor meets these following specs:

  • Comprehensive Knowledge of Hazardous Waste Removal Procedures. Demolition sites frequently have hazardous materials, and industry professionals must follow OSHA guidelines for their handling, removal, and recycling. In addition, many state and local government agencies have their own codes that must be followed. For instance, some cities may require individual demolition permits for each building that is part of a greater demolition project. Your demolition contractor should be able to demonstrate that knowledge to you.
  • An Inventory of Newer, Well Maintained Equipment. Industrial demolition contractors should have newer, well maintained equipment as well as the ability to use them safely and efficiently. This can include crushers for recycling concrete, high-reach excavators, and others. These high-tech tools have an even greater importance on large scale projects.
  • Safety is a High Priority. Industrial demolition contractors must have OSHA certified safety professionals.
  • Asset Recovery on Demolition Sites. Industrial demolition sites frequently contain valuable resources and assets that must be recovered, removed, recycled, or sold. Asset recovery can greatly offset demolition expenses.
  • Licensed and Insured. Industrial demolition contractors must be licenses, certified, and insured, just as we are here at SV Demolition.

Industrial demolition sites have many hazards, and the contractor you select should be well prepared to handle them in a reliable way. Both the EPA and OSHA have regulations and guidelines, so ensure that the company you hire has the staff who have completed the certification process. Ask about the staff and management qualifications. Literally, hundreds of chemicals may be contained in a demolition site that could be considered toxic. Ensure the staff and management have the certification and experience handling them safely.

Lastly, you will want to consider a few other issues. What is the project cost? What time period do you expect the contractor to meet? Has the demolition contractor completed similar projects to yours? Membership and involvement in a trade organization is also a worthy consideration. These are all relevant questions to ask each prospective contractor. Contact SV Demolition to learn more about our experience and quality services to meet your demolition needs.