FAQ

What are the Different Types of Demolition?

Total Structural Demolition
This type of demolition completely removes the residential, industrial or commercial structure.

Selective/Precision Demolition
This type of demolition involves the targeted removal of select portions of the building while preserving the integrity of the overall structure.  This method is frequently used for historic preservations and remodels.

 Interior Demolition
This form of demolition involves removing non-structural items in preparation for remodeling or upgrading the space.  Many times, interior walls, floors or ceilings are removed to create a new floor plan or house flow.

Deconstruction
Dismantling with purpose! This process actually involves a more intensive method designed to retain and recycle materials from the demolition.  While a bit more time-consuming and labor intensive, the environmental impact of deconstruction is far less than traditional demolition. Building materials are repurposed, landfill fees are minimal and the process is environmentally friendly.

What Happens to the Debris During and after Demolition?

Much of the building material from a demolition project can be reused, recycled, or salvaged. The remainder of the debris is disposed of in a permitted landfill.

Is Demolition Safe? Is it Environmentally Friendly?

Because demolition is one of the most regulated industries, we navigate the process so you don’t have to!  We pre-plan your demolition project to help minimize the environmental impact and to help stage the area for rehabilitation and revitalization.  Best demolition practices lead to a healthy, greener outcome.

Why Hire a Professional?

Demolition requires an experienced crew that understands a variety of techniques that are used to complete complicated projects.  We promise to deliver the best demolition value using safe procedures and experienced personnel.  Mitch Contracting adheres to all state and federal regulations and will acquire permits for any project, whether residential, industrial, or commercial. You can rest easy knowing your project will be completed by an experienced company with 100 years of experience!

What Can I Put in My Dumpster?

You can use the dumpster for anything that is considered general waste.  Usually this consists of general household or business trash, building materials, wood and landscaping debris, concrete, rock and brick.  Paint cans can only be included if empty and lids have been removed.

What Can’t I Put in My Dumpster?

No hazardous waste, bio-hazardous material, toxic material, televisions or electronics, batteries, Freon gas, oil, gas, propane or highly flammable chemicals, special waste or regulated material that requires a license to transport.  If you wish to dispose of any of these items or have questions, please contact your local county office and they will provide you with information on safe removal and disposal.

What if I Have Two Different Types of Waste? Can I Mix Them?

Yes you can mix different types of waste.  

If you are interested in a “clean concrete” or “brush only” container, the material may be recyclable.  Ask us for details!

What Size Container Do I Need and How Big Are They?

10 yard (10L x 8W x 4H) 5 tons of debris

20 yard (20L x 8W x 4H) 10 tons of debris or less

30 yard (20L x 8W x 6H) 10 tons of debris or less

*Debris must not exceed the top or sides of the container. Overloading may result in additional charges/penalties.

How Long Can I Keep the Container?

You can keep the container as long as necessary. Daily rental fees are $3.00 per day.

What is the Cost?

A deposit is required for new customers and will be refunded at final pickup.  We charge a standard delivery & pickup fee for any size container. Landfill fees depend on the weight and content of the debris.  We provide you with a copy of the landfill ticket.

How Do I Rent a Container?

You can complete the rental form HERE. Call us at 828-252-0694, or email us at mitchcontract@msn.com.

What Form of Payment Do You Accept?

We accept all major credit cards.

Why move a house or structure?

Most houses are relocated for road expansion or development, but there are many other reasons you might want to consider this option. Want to preserve your existing home or building but need more room? Want rental income or a guest house? Just want a change of scenery? Recently, there has been a trend in moving existing homes while building new structures or additions. On occasion, houses may need to be relocated because of hazardous situations in steep, mountainous terrain or because of mud and land slides. Whatever the reason, we can help!

What are the advantages of moving a house?

GO GREEN! According to the International Association of Structural Movers, relocating a structure is the worlds´ oldest and largest recycling industry. This process is environmentally friendly because it does not require the massive quantity of wood and wood products used in a newly constructed home. The costs associated with a house move are generally 25-75% less expensive than the construction of a new home. Building a new home can take months or even years. Moving and set up of a relocated home is much quicker.

Can my house be moved?

Any type of structure can be moved: masonry, wood frame, log or metal buildings, residential, commercial, or industrial. Size and material do not matter. We can move it.

Where can you move my house?

Just about anywhere topography allows. We must take into account road width, length and slope, utility lines, bridges and overpasses, outlying buildings, trees, fences and stationary mailboxes (concreted, rocked, bricked) and so on. We obtain the appropriate structural move permit from the state department of transportation.

Our longest house move?
Cocoa Beach, Florida to Franklin, North Carolina – Over 600 miles!

How do you move a house?

Moving a structure requires an extensive amount of physical work, equipment and engineering. In a nutshell the process goes like this. The structure is placed on steel beam supports, lifted off the foundation using hydraulic jacks, loaded onto dollies (wheels) and then hauled to the new location.

Can my house be damaged during the move?

There could be minor damage to the home such as hairline cracks, damage to guttering, eaves or shingles.

What kind of preparations need to be done to the house?

Several steps need to be taken before we start to move your home. You or a qualified contractor will need to disconnect water, sewer, heating/cooling and utility lines. In some cases, porches, chimneys, overhangs or garages may also need to be removed.

Do I need any special permits to move a house?

There are special permits necessary to move a house over state and/or city roads. We take care of this process for you.

Can you move other structures?

Yes, we can and have moved many other structures. Some examples are: 28 foot satellite dishes, 100,000 gallon fuel barrels, train cars, heavy industrial equipment and monuments.

Raising, Shoring and Leveling - Why should I do this?

A house or structure may need to be raised due to settlement problems, to replace cracked or damaged foundations, or to raise and shore the structure in a flood plain. Need more square footage or want to increase the value of your home? Create additional space by adding a basement.

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