View of bulldozer at building demolition site

Why Building Demolition Requires Experience, Equipment, and Resources


Demolishing a building is a highly technical process that requires extensive knowledge and experience in order to be done safely and correctly. It is not something that a home or business owner should undertake without the help of a licensed and professional building demolition and waste management company, such as D.B.L. Disposal Service.


Here is a look at why you need to have the experience, the equipment, and the resources of a demolition company on your side when tackling a residential or commercial demolition project.


Obtaining a Building Demolition Permit


In British Columbia, property owners must have a building demolition permit if they wish to completely demolish a commercial or residential building. Failing to get a demolition permit before the work begins will likely result in fines, as demolition work isn't very easy to hide from the neighbours.


Save yourself the trouble by hiring an experienced building demolition company that will take all of the pre-demolition work off your hands. They will be able to obtain the proper permits and approvals so that the project can go ahead without a hitch.


Ensuring Demolition Site Safety


Building demolition poses many safety risks if it is carried out incorrectly, so it should only be trusted to experienced, trained, and licensed professionals. A building demolition company will take all of the necessary steps to protect utilities and other vital property elements, as well as to prevent tripping, falling, and crushing hazards. They will also ensure that all work is carried out according to the BC Building Code and WorkSafeBC standards.


Waste Management for Demolition Debris


Before demolition work can even begin, hazardous materials such as lead and asbestos must first be properly abated and disposed of. If the right steps are not taken to remove hazardous materials, then they can pose a health and environmental risk during the demolition. Experienced waste management professionals will have the necessary tools and techniques to make sure that all hazardous materials are removed separately and disposed of safely.


The demolition itself leaves behind a great deal of waste and debris that needs to be thoroughly cleaned up. A full-service building demolition and waste management company will be able to divert demolition materials from the landfill to a recycling depot instead, where the materials will be properly sorted and recycled. This will lower the overall environmental impact and carbon footprint of your demolition project.


Complete Building Demolition and Waste Management Services


If you're looking for an experienced demolition company for your upcoming project, look no further than D.B.L. Disposal Service. We have been providing complete residential and commercial building demolition services in the Mid-Island for over 60 years. Our team has the equipment and resources to make quick work of your demolition job. Any leftover construction material will then be taken to our recycling depot, helping to keep Vancouver Island clean.


If you require building demolition services, don't hesitate to contact D.B.L. Disposal Service today.



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