To construct any new building, it is vital to demolish the existing property and carry out an excavation on the land so that we can make it ready for the new construction. Demolition refers to the process of destroying or taking down the existing property on the land. This is carried out in a well-structured process with the help of heavy tools and equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, excavators, etc. even wrecking balls are used at times. For large buildings, especially, ones with other buildings nearby, explosives are used to ensure that they fall on their roots only, thereby not damaging the neighboring buildings. Demolition also includes removal of manholes, underground pipes, etc. from the site and dumping them as per the regulations set for safe disposal of all the waste material resulting from it. After an existing building is demolished, the excavation activity is conducted to dig the land at the construction site. The soil is dug systematically, with the help of powered or mechanized equipments, such as excavators, shovel, trowel and others. With the excavation process, the rocks, dirt, etc. are removed and it also helps to give the movement to the soil for laying a strong foundation for the new construction. Seems tough work, yes? But, no need to worry as there are many experienced and professional, demolition and excavation contractors or companies in Melbourne, which can help you to make the land perfect for your dream house or office. You can just contact them and settle on the time limits and cost, and they will take care of the rest. But before you plan to do this, there are some points that you should consider, which are as follows: Permissions: As per the law, you need to take necessary approvals from the regulatory authorities for carrying out the demolition work. Trees: You also need to take special permission for taking down the trees on your construction site due to the various rules made for the preservation of the environment. Disconnection of utilities: Disconnect the utilities such as gas, water, and sewage in the building to be demolished. Check for asbestos: Most of the houses have the presence of asbestos, which was used during their construction. You must check for it and get asbestos as well as other hazardous material removed properly or else it can be harmful to the persons engaged in the demolition task. Surrounding buildings: If the property you want to demolish is surrounded by other buildings, you need to take special care of not damaging them. Noise: This can be explained in conjunction with the above point. If you have buildings in the neighborhood, take care of the noise created by the demolition and excavation task as loud noise is surely going to disturb the people residing in them. Sunlight: Before proceeding with excavation, make sure that the design of your new property is made in such a way that the sunlight can come directly through doors and windows. Safe disposal of waste material: Rocks, dirt and other waste material obtained beneath the surface of the land during demolition and excavation have to be disposed off in a safe manner.