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How to Prepare a Site for Demolition

Read on for a brief guide for the steps you should take to prepare for demolition.

The demolition process for part of an entire building can be stressful, lengthy, and hazardous. With so much at risk, you must make all the right preparations for everything to go smoothly. Read on for a brief guide for the steps you should take to prepare for demolition.

Empty the Area

First, you must take care not to leave any belongings in a building you are about to have demolished. The process of packing and clearing out a site can be surprisingly long. Try to give yourself at least two or more weeks before the demolition date to remove everything. Then you will have peace of mind that nothing important was accidentally left behind.

Alternative Living Arrangements

Especially for residential demolition, it’s crucial to consider where you and your household should stay. That depends on the demolition level, whether total or partial and the time before you can return to your house. The price of hotel stays will quickly add up over extended periods. It would be best if you also made arrangements to store your belongings. For this reason, planning as far ahead of the demolition date is best.

Setting Boundaries

For partial demolition, it is essential to close the area for safety reasons. You should close the windows, doors, and seal any vents to stop the spread of dust and debris to the remainder of your building. On the outside, you should have the lot fenced off with caution tape, at least, as well as any warning signs to caution passersby about the demolition in progress.

Contact Del Prete Masonry Today for Your Demolition Needs!

If you are ready to upgrade your home or commercial building with professional masonry installation or replacement, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our residential and commercial services and set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. We currently serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and get more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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