House Demolition

Demolition Excavation

Demolition comes with its own set of rules, regulations, and safety standards, especially when using an excavator to do it. Many older buildings may contain hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead-based paints. Conversely, these structures can also hold valuable items such as copper or aluminum wiring, and architectural antiques that, when preserved and recycled properly, can often contribute to your bottom line.

Construction workers discussing a demolition project

Initial Consultation

Organization is key, especially when dealing with demolitions that may contain hazardous materials. Before we begin, we will need to meet with you and visit the project site in person to conduct a physical assessment and walkthrough. This allows us to identify any hazards and account for environmental factors that may require specific planning or disposal methods.

During this walkthrough, we aim to identify materials such as drywall, asphalt shingles, metal, and concrete, ensuring their locations are known so they can be appropriately separated during the demolition process.

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Obtaining an abatement report

To proceed with any demolition project in Kelowna, BC, it is necessary to obtain an abatement report. This report ensures all hazardous materials, such as asbestos and lead, are identified and properly managed according to provincial and local regulations. Required:

  • Conduct an Inspection: Hire certified professionals to inspect the property for hazardous materials.
  • Plan for Abatement: Develop a detailed abatement plan that complies with British Columbia‚Äôs Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
  • Obtain Necessary Permits: Secure all required permits from local authorities.
  • Document the Process: A good habit to get into is to document the entire process including which methods were used for which hazardous materials, this helps prevent any future complications should they arise.

Once we obtain the abatement report and complete our assessment, we are prepared to start the demolition. At this point, we just need to know your preferred timeline. The demolition can be a gradual process, done in stages, which allows for the recovery of valuable materials such as beams from a heritage home teardown. Alternatively, if you prefer a quicker approach, we can do that to.

Final Inspection

Once the demolition is complete we perform a walk through of the property to ensure the demolition meets all client specifications and regulatory standards. We provide a comprehensive report for the abatement portion of the demolition. This document serves as a record of the work done and confirms that all aspects of the project align with client expectations and legal requirements.

*Kelowna Specific Important Notes!

*Important: There are times when the landfill will want to view the abatement report for your property before they allow us to proceed with demolished materials.

*Important: There are times when the city will require proof of how certain materials that were listed on your abatement report were disposed of BEFORE issuing any building permits!


The cost of our demolition services is relative and depends on the specific requirements of your project. We are committed to providing the best deals possible without compromising the quality and professionalism of our service. Our goal is to offer you value through competitive pricing and expert execution, ensuring that you receive top-tier service tailored to your needs at a fair price.

Reasons to Choose Rockhard Excavation

For the past 20 years Rockhard Excavating has been providing a large variety of excavation services throughout the Okanagan Valley. This experience has given us a deep understanding of the local geography, including the various types of rock, soil, clay, and how frost patterns can affect construction. This knowledge ensures our services are both durable and suited to the unique conditions of the area.

  • Budget Management: We provide clear cost estimates to avoid surprises, ensuring your project stays within budget.
  • Timely Completion: We prioritize efficient scheduling to minimize delays, aiming for on-time project completion.
  • Quality Assurance: Our focus on high-quality materials and craftsmanship.
  • Regulation Expertise: We work closely with our clients to ensure permitting and compliance with local regulations.
  • Clear Communication: Expect transparent and consistent updates throughout the project, keeping you informed and involved.
  • Respect for Property: We take precautions to prevent damage to your property and surrounding areas during construction.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Our methods prioritize minimal environmental impact and sustainable practices.
  • Safety First: We adhere to strict safety standards to protect everyone involved, from our workers to your family.

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  • We provide commercial, residential and civil excavation and hauling services in Kelowna and surrounding areas. We specialize in civil land development and related infrastructure, offering comprehensive services that include excavation, road construction, and utility installation to support sustainable and efficient community growth.

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