Proper preparation is key to a successful concrete masonry demolition.
Demolition projects should not be taken lightly. Not only do you need the proper tools to take on a concrete demolition project, but you also need to implement proper safety techniques when moving and lifting the concrete. There are a few key elements to keep in mind when properly demolishing your concrete masonry.
Proper Tools for Demolishing Concrete Masonry
If you plan to use a tool, you should have familiarity with it or have used it before. Tools for concrete demolition can be dangerous, so sometimes you will just want to hire an expert service to take care of your demolition needs. Two of the major tools for demolishing projects include jackhammers and sledgehammers, but you have a few different options when it comes to the style of each.
Planning a Disposal Strategy for Your Concrete Masonry
Before you break up the concrete, you need to have a plan for where you are going to place it after it’s broken and how you are going to dispose of it. You can’t just throw the concrete in the trash, so your best bet is to contact a concrete recycling service. Your other option is to consult waste haulers and let them know the size of your project. Contact a service at least two weeks before you plan on demolishing your concrete masonry.
Stop Flying Chunks of Concrete
During your demolition project, there is a good chance that chunks of concrete can damage siding, break glass and even cut you. To prevent this, you can roll up polyethylene over the area where you are going to use a sledgehammer or jackhammer. The sheet will trap the flying chunks and will even trap most of the dust. Polyethylene can be very slippery, however, so make sure you take precaution if you have to walk on it. If you’re looking for a masonry construction crew in Maryland, Del Prete Masonry would love to work with you.
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