The mention of the word demolition will bring into mind images from the videos of a building being brought down to a pile of rubble. It will have you thinking of heavy machinery that will rip apart a structure. But demolitions do not always have to involve the total destruction of a building. Technically, even the removal of a load-bearing structure is a demolition. When you are planning to do a partial renovation, you will need to do some bit of demolishing to create space for the new additions.
If you are thinking of doing a partial demolition or bring an entire building down, you need to involve the expertise and experience of professionals. You do not want an amateur handling the partial demolition only to mess up the rest of your building. Some of the reasons for considering the services of an experienced demolition contractor are:
Site Retention & Remediation:
Different environment concerns influence various aspects of the partial demolition process, and only an experienced professional will know how to take such concerns into account.
The presence of asbestos requires a delicate approach to the demolition process so that this harmful material is removed and disposed of safely.
Relocating A Building:
If you plan to move the building, then the partial demolition should be done with care so that the structure is prepped for the move.
Extensions And Additions:
Creating space for the addition of new rooms to the house often involves taking down a wall and other sections that will be tied to the new extension.
For the demolition to be done right, the building will have to be thoroughly inspected for any potential hazards such as mold, rot, lead paint, and asbestos. The inspection also helps to understand is structural design for efficient demolition. That is why you need to have the right team of demolition pros for the job. They should have all the necessary equipment so that they can complete the work on the agreed time and budget.
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What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘demolition’? I am sure that most of us think of a wrecking ball on a job site that is knocking down a building or a commercial building that is taken down during a controlled explosion. Most of us forget that demolition cleanup is an important part of the demolition process.
Demolition cleanup ensures that any debris left over after a building has been demolished. The success of the cleanup relies on the equipment used and the planning process. As such, you should carefully plan the demolition cleanup and ensure that the right equipment is used to do the cleanup. This is the case, especially for large demolition projects.
If you want the cleanup to be done in the best way possible, look for the right demolition contractor. A good demolition contracting company does their job professionally, methodically and strategically, especially if there are plans to construct another building on the same job site after the initial demolition project is completed.
Here are 5 important aspects to a well-thought out demolition cleanup:
Any demolition process should be carefully planned. If you would like to see evidence of this planning, check your cost analysis breakdown.
The method used to demolish a building determines the debris that will be left after the demolition process. When the method used to demolish a building does its work slowly and more carefully, more materials will be recyclable and reusable. This will reduce the needs for cleanup after the building is demolished.
Crew members need to wear the correct type of personal protective gear. This reduces the chances of injuries and accidents in all phases of their job.
The Right Tools for the Job
Using the right tools for the cleanup is important as this ensures that the job is done in the shortest time possible. Otherwise, the job will take longer than expected and leave more debris.
Look for a contractor who handles waste in an eco-friendly way. This is why it is a good idea to ask a contractor about how they dispose of waste before hiring.
Ensure that you tell your demolition contractor how you would like to use the site after the demolition cleanup. This is because this affects the steps that the contractor will take. Some contractors use commercial grade products to lay out grass seed or even spread straw bales on the job site as part of the final stages of the demolition cleanup process. If you live in the Tampa Bay region and you are looking for the right demolition contractor, consider hiring us for quality services. Contact PAW Demolition today for all your commercial demolition or industrial demolition needs.
Planning a demolition can be both daunting and exciting. It's fun to smash down a building, and it's not something that people get to do all that often. Whether you're planning to clear a lot to use it for something else, are stripping a property down to the studs so that you can do some large-scale remodeling, or you're just demolishing a wing to remodel that one area, you will need to plan the demolition process carefully.
Demolitions require forethought and careful preparation, both to ensure they go smoothly and to ensure they are done within the realms of the law.
The first thing you need to do is make sure that you have the permits required for the work. Pretty much every city in the United States will require you to get the right paperwork before knocking down a building, yes, even if you own it and the land that it's on. Failure to get the right forms, in advance, can leave you hit with substantial fines.
Secondly, you will need to make sure that there is no asbestos in the property. Asbestos is found in more than just insulation, it can also crop up in floor tiles, popcorn ceilings, plaster, joint compounds, and many other building materials. If you disturb asbestos it can release fibers that are very dangerous to inhale, so make sure that there's none in the property, or that the removal is done safely before demolition work starts.
Next, inform your neighbors of the planned works so that they know what to expect. A little bit of communication can go a long way towards smoothing things over. Demolition is noisy, so give them some earplugs and a nice treat to help keep relations positive.
If you need help preparing for demolitions or are looking for a good demolitions contractor in Tampa or St. Petersburg, give us a call at PAW Demolition today.
PAW Demolition is a full-service professional demolition company providing commercial, industrial and residential demolition services to Tampa and the greater Central Florida region.