There are times when a residential demolition may be a choice and others when it may be necessary. You can learn about some of the reasons for residential demolition that fall into both of those categories by reviewing the information in this article.
You only wanted the land
If you have chosen to purchase a piece of land, for the land and not the house on it, then the house may actually be something you see as more of a nuisance. Whether you just wanted the raw land, or you wanted to build your own home, you can have the current home demolished if this serves your purpose the best.
However, if the house is in great shape, you may want to consider whether you should change your plans for the property and try to include that house. You could build your home and keep that home as a mother-in-law quarters, as a bed and breakfast, or remodel it into something else that would meet your needs. If you choose to follow through with demolition, consider selling all the materials you can, so they don't go to waste.
Your home took on serious damage
If your home has taken on serious damage from something like a fire, a flood, an earthquake, a tornado, a hurricane, or something else that caused it to undergo a serious amount of damage, then demolition may be best. In many cases, repairing a home that has been seriously damaged can cost more than rebuilding and it can be riskier.
On top of the damage you see that was done to your home, there will likely be damages to the home that you don't see. The damages that you can't see can be dangerous to the health and well-being of everyone in the home. There may be electrical issues and even asbestos concerns.
You are expanding certain areas of your home
Demolition doesn't always mean tearing down an entire residence. There are times when a demolition will only include a part of the home. For example, if you are going to be building on to a part of your home in a certain way, then you may need to first have part of the home demolished. Once that part of the home has been taken care of and everything has been cleaned up and cleared out, then you will be able to proceed with the rebuilding and expansion that you have planned for your home.