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Demolition  DEMOLITION CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENTAL REDEVELOPMENT RECYCLING
       

Over the past 20 years, LCP has earned a strong reputation for performing high quality demolition work in a safe, cost efficient manner. Demolition is highly regulated, and can be a difficult process to navigate. Understanding that most people do not encounter demolition on a regular basis, we have designed a very customer oriented approach to our projects. We handle every aspect including utility coordination, asbestos surveys, abatement, permits, variances, third party coordination, waste disposal and site finish. With skilled labor, reliable equipment, efficient 120 yard containers, bulk landfill rates, experienced office personnel and in house asbestos surveys and abatement, we are able to offer the highest quality of service at very competitive rates.

We maintain a small, specialized crew that strives to be on the cutting edge of marketplace and regulatory changes. We utilize a strong network of contractors, vendors and suppliers within our niche, allowing us to incorporate bulk discounts into our pricing. These things help us keep our overhead low and our customer service extraordinary.

LCP is a women owned business (WBE) and is working through the certification process, with an active application pending approval with New York State.

Below are some questions often asked by customers regarding demolition. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.



Do you offer emergency services?

Yes, LCP has assisted first responders on a number of demolition projects.

I've been told I need an asbestos survey. What does that entail?

The first step to obtaining any demolition permit is to obtain an asbestos survey. This is a New York State requirement. The survey involves sampling of all materials that could potentially contain asbestos. If there are no suspected materials, the survey could be as simple as obtaining a letter from a certified inspector. LCP either performs this survey, or can recommend another firm, depending on the size of the project.

What if there's asbestos in my building?

Asbestos, if it's known or found to be present, has to be handled before the demolition can begin. In some cases it needs to be abated, and in other cases it can be removed during a controlled demolition (see below).

How do I obtain a demolition permit?

LCP includes the demolition permit process in the cost of the project. Some municipalities may require a historical review in their permit process, which is something to be discussed on a case by case basis.

What do I need to do about the utilities before demolition?

LCP offers a turnkey solution to the utility disconnects. Occasionally a customer may need to provide information to a utility, but LCP strives to handle as much of this process as is allowed by the law.
In most cases, utility disconnects are performed at no charge. However, in some municipalities, there may be specific fees for utility disconnects, which can be discussed at the time of the project. There may also be scenarios where private utilities from one building feed another. LCP will discuss all of these scenarios on a case by case basis.

What does the term "controlled demolition" mean, versus "clean demolition"?

If a building has been damaged by flood, fire or collapse, sometimes the building is not safe to enter for a survey. If the building has been deemed unsafe by a code enforcement official, it can legally be demolished with any presumed asbestos in place. This forgoes the need for an asbestos survey, and any abatement. The cost of controlled demolition is typically more expensive than a non-asbestos (clean) demolition because additional precautions are taken and landfill fees are higher, but often times the package price with the survey and potential abatement considered, is more cost effective. Controlled demolition can be the best approach, and sometime the only approach, in certain situations. There are also scenarios where permission can be granted through a variance by the state to perform controlled demolition.

How much does it cost to demolish a building?

Clean demolition of an average size single family home typically costs $8,000 - $10,000. Many factors come into play, including size, location, condition and asbestos so LCP provides an individual proposal for each demolition project.

How long does it take to demolish a building?

An average single family home will typically be demolished and cleaned up in less than a day.

What is a third-party air monitor?

On asbestos and controlled demolition projects, New York State requires that a third party air monitoring firm test the quality of the air during the project. This firm can be coordinated by LCP, but must be contracted directly with the owner. LCP always assists with this process.

What is a notification fee?

The New York State Department of Labor regulates asbestos and controlled demolition projects, and part of the regulation process is a 10 day notification requirement. Fees range from $200 to $4,000, and are paid directly to the state. A typical notification for a controlled demolition project is $2,000.

What happens to the foundations of the building?

Unless otherwise specified, LCP utilizes the clean footings and foundations of a building as backfill on the project. This helps to manage the cost of the project because less material leaves the site, and less is required to bring it back up to grade. In some scenarios, customers will request the foundations to be removed. LCP can always remove foundations at the customers request.

What is my finished product?

LCP's basic finish for demolition sites is backfill and rough grade. Customers often will request that the site be left with an additional finish, which could be seed and mulch for stabilization purposes, topsoil seed and mulch to reestablish a lawn, or millings to place a subbase for parking. LCP provides all of these options.



 
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