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Whether you are a home builder or run a construction company, if you are interested in demolishing a residential or commercial property, you may have many questions about some of the new requirements in Austin. Do you need a permit for all demos? How long does the process take? These and other frequently asked questions about demolition are answered below and can help you decide if you need a professional demolition company.

At Venditti Demolition, our FAQ page can answer most of the common questions about the demolition process. Our staff has experience working with the city of Austin to process all paperwork and file for permits. We try and make the entire process stress-free and work hard to ensure the on-time completion of your project. If you don’t see the answer to your questions below, call 512.430.0973 to speak with our friendly staff about your demolition project.

Residential and Commercial Demolition Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the common frequently asked questions about commercial and residential demolition:

Q: What is involved with the demolition process?

A: The demolition process includes:
  1. Completing a walk-through of the site to assess what you want to demolish
  2. Checking for asbestos and other hazardous materials
  3. Choosing the best method for safely removing all material and for tearing down the structure
  4. Ensuring there are safety egresses during demolition and going over safety protocols with all personnel on-site
  5. Completing all demolition Clearing and grading the land

Q: Do I need permits for my demolition project?

A: Most projects that involve tearing down a minimum of half of the interior or exterior walls will require a permit. There are also new pre-demolition inspection and notification requirements before starting demolition.

Q: How long will demolition take?

A: Each project will have different requirements that can affect the timeline. When you receive an estimate for the work, the contractor will provide an estimated completion time.

Q: What demolition methods do you use?

A: Each project is different, and as a result, each project may require a different method to demolish the structure without harming individuals and the environment. There are three main types of demolition methods: explosion/implosion, demolition by hand, and demolition by machine. The latter involves heavy machinery like excavators and cranes.

Q: What happens to the materials after demolition?

A: After demolition is complete, materials are hauled offsite to a recycling center or an appropriate disposal company. A professional demolition company will try to recycle as much of the material as possible to help the environment. Any hazardous material will be appropriately handled and disposed of according to regulations.

Q: What if I only want to renovate the interior of my home?

A: Demolition includes removing the interior of homes and offices for remodeling and updating without affecting the exterior structure. A demolition team will remove drywall, flooring, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, window and door frames, and interior walls.

Q: How do I find a good demolition contractor?

A: When searching for a demolition company, you want to ensure they have the experience and staff necessary to complete a wide range of demolition projects. Make sure they are licensed and bonded with the city and that their drivers and operators are fully licensed and insured. Check Yelp reviews and the Better Business Bureau for reviews and ratings.

Venditti Demolition Provides Full Contractor FAQs to Answer Your Most Common Demolition Questions

Venditti Demolition wants to be the first and only call you make for all of your commercial or residential demolition projects. Our team dedicates themselves to the timely completion of your project and can take on any size demolition, from the interior to a complete teardown of your home or commercial property. We offer a full range of contractor services, including:

  • Demolition services
  • Excavation services
  • Environmental services
  • Landscaping services
  • Trucking services

We also have a full materials yard where we keep a stockpile of the most requested materials and equipment. Reach out to our friendly team today at 512.430.0973 or fill out our online form to have us take care of your upcoming demolition project.