Are you planning a renovation project that requires the expertise of a demolition specialist? Demolition projects must follow a strict security protocol. That’s why it’s so important to hire people who have access to the right equipment and who have the necessary experience in this field.
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- Partial demolition
- Commercial demolition
- Concrete demolition
- Debris removal
- Decontamination (asbestos, mold)
- Disaster clean-up
- Grinding and pulverizing
- Dismantling structures
- Heavy machinery
- Load bearing wall removal
What is residential or commercial demolition?
Demolition is a very strong word that evokes the image of buildings being reduced to dust using dynamite. However, in most cases, heavy machinery, such as excavators and compact loaders are used to complete the job.
Demolition experts can be called upon to complete any type of job that fits the description as described above. What should be known and remembered is that the work must be completed by professionals.
Trying to do this type of work yourself is very risky, even for small-scale projects. There are many potential errors and the consequences can be devastating. Imagine that the wall that you destroyed turned out to be a load bearing wall and that without knowing, you interfered with the stability of the house. You might not realize this immediately but your house could be at risk for collapsing. All this for wanting to save a few hundred dollars by doing things yourself, without the advice and expertise of a pro.
Instead of relying on your handyman skills or hiring a friend that has experience but no professional licences, you should always entrust this type of project to demolition experts. What’s more, if you decide to do things yourself, you could face consequences, whether they be fines or problems with your insurance company that will not want to reimburse you in case of damages.
All valid reasons point to the importance of setting up meetings with demolition companies that will evaluate the proper course of action. Representatives for these companies will present quotes and it will be up to you to choose which one you want to work with.
Why resort to a demolition process?
Although it may seem surprising, in some cases, demolishing a structure can turn out to be more cost-effective than renovating it. This is particularly true for buildings that are in a bad state. Things like this tend to be exposed following unfortunate events such as fires and floods, where the structure has sustained a lot of damage.
Sometimes, it also happens with buildings that are worn out due to their advanced age and that haven’t been properly maintained over time.
Unfortunately, houses are constantly exposed to harmful elements and calamities. Sometimes, the danger originates within the construction material. This is the case, among other things, for asbestos-based materials which were often used in houses dating from before 1990. To avoid environmental contaminations, special demolition methods must be employed.
This type of situation also applies to dry rot, a wood-decaying fungus that has been wreaking havoc on houses lately and that has attracted media attention. The demolition process for houses that are affected by dry rot must take into account that it can spread through air.
Time permitting, get several evaluations for your case which requires the work of demolition experts, no matter the nature of the problem.
Make sure you also choose a demolition company that offers debris removal. You don’t want to stay stuck with the rubble stemming from the destruction process. It could contain polluting substances and other dangerous objects.
Check out our blog section to find out more information about demolition projects, including how to identify a load-bearing wall, as well as advice from demolition specialists, covering a wide variety of subjects.
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