Why do you need emergency demolition?
The demolition of old, redundant, unoccupied, and unsafe buildings is one of the most dangerous and demanding areas of the construction industry. Only a properly equipped and qualified team can professionally prepare and execute demolition and renovation projects on residential or commercial buildings or industrial facilities. This article will go over what emergency demolition is, how it works, and why you need it.
What is emergency demolition?
Structural decay over time is a constant factor affecting both residential and industrial areas. Demolition of obsolete buildings to make way for new construction is often part of the process, as in many cases, the original structure is not available for reuse.
Factors inducing demolition:
● The building structure is not of acceptable quality and cannot support the new construction.
● The structure was built using outdated or even dangerous materials.
● The layout of the new building is so different from the old structure that the real estate developers are considering demolition and starting over from scratch instead of rebuilding.
● The original building is life-threatening.
Emergency demolition is necessary in the latter case, especially due to fire or an unstable building structure. The process always starts with the necessary preparation and, if possible, the evacuation of property.
What can you expect from the emergency demolition services?
The first step is to determine what machinery to use. Is it a house that burned down? An old, unstable commercial building? An industrial building that is in a life-threatening condition?
Different sizes of buildings require different equipment and expertise for both demolition and emergency remediation services.
The demolition process is greatly affected by whether the entire building needs to be removed or just a portion of it. Are there other complementary structures that need to be preserved? Are there other buildings or obstructions that would block the movement of a larger machine on the site?
Before starting work, you must check whether the building can be demolished without official permission and, if so, whether the work can be carried out freely and at any time (for example, home fire damage cleanup). If the structure cannot be demolished without permission (e.g., if it is a listed building), then a demolition permit is required.
After the preparation phase, the next step is to conduct the demolition and arrange for the removal of the waste materials. If building materials are to be recycled, they must be transported with care to the appropriate facilities.
The site is handed over to the contractor, who begins the demolition work. Demolition can be done manually or by machine, or a mixture of both. In most cases, demolition can be completed in a day (in case of fire damage emergency) or a couple of days at most. It is a quick process when done by a professional with the right equipment and machinery.
After the building is demolished, the next step is to clean up and landscape the site. A tidy construction site is important not only for aesthetic reasons but if you plan to continue the work, it may cost extra if the site is full of debris.
At Colorado Sewer Line, we work quickly with our state-of-the-art machinery, expert contractors and remove the debris from the site for a sustainable environment. Check out our website in case you need emergency demolition or have a fire damage emergency.