10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Demolition Contractor

Starting a new business, building a new home, or beginning a commercial construction project is an exciting time for everyone. Occasionally, in order to begin your new construction project, you first have to demolish an old structure. Knowing where to find the right demolition contractors to assist you in removing something that is in your way (pools, roads, commercial structures, houses, etc) and provide for a clean slate for your future intentions may seem overwhelming.  If you’re not sure who is and isn’t a qualified demolition contractor, ask these 10 questions before you hire a demolition contractor:

hiring a demolition contractor

1 ) What is your process for ensuring safety and efficiency?

2 ) Are you a licensed demolition contractor?

3 ) Do you have general liability insurance that includes the wrecking of buildings?

4 ) What is the cost estimate?

5  ) Do you have a list of 3-5 reliable references?

6 ) Have you performed similar jobs before?

7 ) Will you handle the cleanup and recycling of the demolished materials? If so, is that pricing included in the original cost estimate?

8 ) Has an asbestos survey for suspect asbestos containing materials been conducted on the property?

9 ) Will you get the local city and municipal permits?

10 ) Is there a cancellation policy?


  • If your potential demolition contractor answers no to any of these 10 questions, it maybe best to continue looking for a qualified demolition contractor.
  • If the price quote seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Checking references and looking at past work is one of the best ways to ensure your potential demolition contractor is fit for your next demolition job.
  • Sign a contract that protects both you and the demolition contractor
  • Ensure there is some type of cancellation clause
  • Be sure to make arrangements for both cleanup and recycling before conducting the demolition
  • Get multiple quotes to ensure both pricing and to get a chance to see how easy it is to work with the demolition contractors

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