What Makes A Good Demolition Contractor?

Bringing down a building is one of the most challenging jobs in the building industry. Bringing down a building requires more than just a bulldozer and brute force. There are many calculations that need to be done and a lot of planning has to go into the job to ensure it proceeds without a hitch.

Much of this work will fall in the hands of the demolition contractor, and it's up to you to ensure you pick the right contractor. How can you tell the contractor you've chosen is the right one?

Aggressive Planners

A contractor that plans the demolition down to the smallest detail is the sort of person you want on your team. Bringing down a building is a dangerous job, and if the building doesn't fall the right way, it can be harder to bring down, or it may fall in a way that makes the rubble harder to clear. In some cases, it can even endanger people's lives. Many of these issues can be avoided if someone plans the job down to the finest details.

Keen on Safety

If you find that a contractor takes a laid-back approach to safety, you may want to reconsider your options. Safety is a major concern when you're bringing down a building. You should be particularly concerned when you're dealing with a particularly tall building. A contractor that's keen on safety will also want to know if the building contains asbestos and other materials that people shouldn't be exposed to.

You'll need a contractor that emphasizes the need to have the right safety gear at all times at the site. This can prevent unnecessary injuries or deaths at the demolition site.


You don't want your building to be the first one that the contractor will be bringing down. Experience in such matters is quite important since it helps contractors to anticipate the things that could go wrong. This allows things to proceed smoothly. It also means they'll probably know what to do if the demolition isn't going as planned, which happens quite often.

Takes Advantage of Recycling Opportunities

Just because a building is being brought down doesn't mean everything will go to waste. Buildings have many parts that can be recycled after the demolition process, including metals and wood. A good demolition services company will know how to handle the demolition in a way that makes it easier to salvage these materials.  

For more information, contact a company like Kennah Construction.