Edmonton’s city complies that an approved building permit and a development permit are necessary to demolish any structure. The statute further goes on to define demolition as the act of entirely removing a structure from a plot—no need to worry if you need only partial demolition. A license known as ‘Exterior Alteration Permit’ allows limited removal of part of a building like dismantling an old porch or a wall to enlarge a room.

The Two Types Of Demolition Services

It is now clear from the city rules that there are two types of demolition jobs:

i. Complete removal of a structure situation on a lot/land.

ii. Removal of part of a build.

Both the jobs need careful planning and the aid of experienced demolition services.

Read More: Things To Do Prior To Demolition Work

Jobs Involved In Demolition

The necessity of getting a permit was mentioned in the beginning here. Will taking a permit alone guarantee the successful completion of your demolition project and subsequent renovation? A permit is an only minor compliance. Other nuances include:

i. Fire and safety precautions

ii. Timing 

iii. Safety of the neighborhood

iv. Removing debris from the site

These shall be executed by expert demolition services without involving the owners or their time. Hiring experts for demolition services ensures:

1. Systematic Procedures

Experienced demolition experts have special equipment for completing the job in minimum time. They assess the nature of demolition and employ professionals experienced in a particular task. For example, the pieces of equipment and manpower needed for a commercial tear down is different from that required on a residential property.

2. Protection And Safety

This aspect of a demolition project involves two components.

i. Protection of other parts of the property: In the case of a limited demolition, other structures within the building should remain intact, not to mention neighboring properties. Demolition services have teams specialized in mapping out exact boundaries for contained demolition.

ii. Safety of people, equipment, and residents: The act of demolition is very risky. All the people involved in the act should have exceptional knowledge and experience in safety procedures to prevent disasters both in terms of workers, the clients, and neighbours around the demolition site.

3. Risks Related to Environment and Health

Construction sites have more environmental and health hazards than what meets the eye. Compliance with minimum laws alone shall not suffice to overcome the situation. Citing an example for instance: if the demolished property had asbestos, it means it also requires expert removal that only a professional service provider can perform. They may outsource it to another company that is specialized in asbestos removal, but that won’t be a headache for you to manage.

4. Efficient Waste Management

This process begins before the actual demolition by ensuring the non-proliferation of the neighborhood through effective concealment techniques. Waste disposal after the work has been completed forms a major part of the contract.

5. Excellent Time Management

Demolition is the beginning of construction. You have made a schedule and budget for the entire process to ensure smooth completion within a budget. Reputed demolition services ensure that their work is completed within schedule. This allows the owner to start construction work on time and stick to the schedule in tandem with weather or any other matters like holidays.