Demolishing existing building with asbestos
Hey all, We are currently looking at a property in central Massachusetts with a condemned older house on it (to be demolished), where we are hoping to build a small, pretty good house.
The house on the property has been condemned for a number of years, and has a fairly sizable hole in the roof. While most of the house is in ok condition (not caving in), there is a portion of the house underneath the roof leak where the ceiling has come down and the floor is definitely not stable.
At this point, we assume there’s asbestos throughout (can’t be sure, but there is asbestos siding and the interior looks like it’s from the 60’s). Obviously we will need abatement prior to demolition, but I don’t really have any insight into how something like this is accomplished in an unsafe structure. Can someone explain the process and costs associated with abating a house that has an unsafe area? I know cost can vary by orders of magnitude, but I’m trying to get a rough idea ahead of time.
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