Blasting contractors must be licensed before doing any demolition projects. In order to be licensed, they must meet state requirements that include training and safety courses to know how to keep safe while blasting and drilling rock and buildings. Contractors must be trained on how to use explosives, laser cutting, and high pressure water techniques.
Civil engineers must have a bachelor's degree, but many continue and obtain a Master's degree in the field. They learn the development and design process for structures, including roads, buildings, dams, and water systems. Since they are educated for such structures, they work with blasting and drilling contractors to prepare the earth for construction.
Only those that belong at the demolition site are given access to it when blasting contractors are working. Strict safety guidelines are in place when demolishing commercial, industrial, and residential buildings to keep workers and the public safe. Blasting an old property is commonly done, as well as removing rock for a new building. A company charges different amounts due to what type of drilling or blasting they are to do and what it involves. Many blasting contractors have expertise in other construction areas.
Speak with the blasting contractor to see what exact services they have to offer. Some may work primarily with commercial and industrial sites, while others also demolish residential buildings. The contractor can give examples of the demolition work they have done in the past to give customers an idea if they have the necessary experience and are right for the job.