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Best Time for Demolition Projects

Anyone who has spent more than a few days in Nashville has likely noticed the sheer volume of construction happening around our city. The skyline is constantly changing, and most neighborhoods are being reshaped as well.  

With all this development going on around us, it’s important to consider timing when you’re scheduling Nashville demolition services. Here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Pre-Demolition Inspection

The first aspect of timing to keep in mind is to wait until after completing a pre-demolition inspection. When everyone is on a tight schedule, it may be tempting to cut this step out and hope for the best. But an inspection can give you a much more accurate idea of what lies ahead, including: 

  • Environmental issues 
  • Materials involved 
  • Demolition costs 
  • Building and site condition 

Armed with this information, you’ll be in much better shape to get an accurate bid from any Nashville demolition company. And you’ll be better able to compare bids, since they’ll all be viewing the scope of the project from the same perspective. 

Other Nearby Development

In a city like Nashville that has so much development happening at the same time, you’ll want to consider what other projects are happening around yours when deciding when to schedule your demolition services. It’s easy to put on blinders and only pay attention to your own project—but that approach may cause you to miss out on some valuable opportunities.  

For example, are there housing developments happening nearby? New schools, new retail, or new office space? Some of those projects may be in competition with yours. Others may be mutually beneficial to what you’re working on. In either case, consider whether you want your project to finish up before or after these others, and schedule your demolition services accordingly. 

Nashville Demolition Permits

A third aspect of demolition timing to remember is permits and utilities. Make sure to work with your demolition company to clarify who is responsible for pulling any necessary permits and scheduling disconnection of utility services.  

Each of those pieces can take some time to complete. The last thing you want to do is fall behind schedule as you say “Wait, you thought we were doing that? We thought you were doing that!” 


For larger scale demolition projects, there’s one more factor to take into account: the weather. If you need to implode a large building in a congested area, the weather (and wind patterns in particular) can have a huge effect on where and how far the dust and debris will reach. 

In situations where you need to be especially sensitive to this, be prepared to shift your demolition timing if the weather isn’t cooperating. 

Have more questions?

These are only a few of the issues to keep in mind when it comes to finding the best time for demolition. If you have more questions on scheduling a demolition project in Nashville, the EAI team has the experience and expertise to get you the answers you need. We’ve been serving Nashville and the rest of the Southeast for more than 30 years. Contact us today to learn more! 

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