When it comes time to demolish your old building, you’re probably excited about the prospect of fresh starts and new beginnings. However, a big change is enough to leave anyone frazzled, especially when it comes to the demolition of an entire building. There fortunately are a few things you can do to help yourself prepare for demolition day in order to save money and keep your demolition on track and on schedule.
Tips to Help Prepare for Your Building’s Demolition
- Move Your Property to Storage
Before any demolition project, you of course need to get your valuables out of there. Usually there’s at least something in your old building worth holding on to! Make sure your property is well out of harm’s way long before the demolition begins so you aren’t scrambling at the last second. Anything you find that you don’t need any more can be sold for a profit or donated to charity.
- Check Your Insurance
It’s always a good idea to check your insurance policy and notify your insurer before beginning a demolition project. If a water pipe bursts or someone is injured, you don’t want to be held liable.
- Arrange Alternate Space
If you’re demolishing your home or an office building, you need to make sure alternate arrangements have been made well in advance. Where will you live, or where will your employees go? Don’t put yourself in a pickle by failing to address where the people will go after their home or workplace has been demolished.
- Salvage Old Materials
Give your property a once-over and decide if you can bring anything with you on the move. Did you just recently replace the doors and windows? Don’t waste your money, take them with you! It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do sometimes as well. Consider taking any appliances and furniture that is in good shape as well.
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