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Safety Rules to Follow When Beginning a Demolition Project

Demolition projects may seem mostly straightforward, but in reality, there is a lot that can go wrong. When you’re dealing with the destruction of large buildings, there is always the chance of someone getting hurt. However, you can minimize that risk by implementing some basic safety rules. If you follow these rules and play it safe, you can complete your demolition project quickly and with no trouble at all.

demolition safety

When you’re dealing with the destruction of large buildings, there is always the chance of someone getting hurt. However, you can minimize that risk by implementing some basic safety rules.

Be Prepared

The first step before making a demolition is to conduct a thorough survey of the building. Make sure to note the condition of the walls, floors, and framing to prevent the possibility that part of the structure may make an unplanned collapse during the process. You also need to find out if any hazardous materials such as chemicals, gases, or explosives were used with any equipment in the structure. These materials can cause big safety hazards during a demolition if not taken into account and removed.

Check it Twice!

Take care to remove any glass ahead of time that may shatter during demolition. If the structure of the building has been damaged, you will need to brace the walls so that your employees are not put in danger when they must work inside the building. Perhaps most importantly, ensure that all utility and service lines have been shut off before you begin any work. Finally, always go from top to bottom in any demolition project. Each story of the building needs to be demolished and removed prior to beginning demolition on the next story. Warning and safety signs are also always a great idea to install around the area to make sure everyone involved remains aware.

Demolition doesn’t have to be a chore! If you call DelPrete Masonry, we promise to take every precaution necessary to ensure that every aspect of the structure and the surrounding property are prepared for a safe demolition. We perform a thorough cleanup of the area and leave it ready for you to begin your next phase.

Need Demolition Services?

Contact DelPrete Masonry. Our masonry restoration professionals have the experience and history of satisfied clients to prove that we’ll get the job done right, and cost-effectively. To get started with your professional masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at mike@delpretemasonry.com. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Keep up with our blog for masonry related information, and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

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