There are a variety of demolition methods that are used to effectively and safely bring down buildings. Whether you are looking for a demolition expert for your commercial property or to clear your residential land, it’s important to work with a demolition company with years of experience and skill like Del Prete Masonry. Here are some of the basics that you should know about demolition.
Demolition vs. Deconstruction
Many people confuse demolition and deconstruction, which are both very different things. Commercial demolition is the process of partially or completely dismantling a commercial property. Deconstruction is a very labor-intensive process designed to demolish the structure and maximize the amount of recyclable material left over at the end. Skilled demolition contractors typically use methods that save about 90% of the matter at the end for recycling, so the core difference between demolition and deconstruction is the amount of labor involved.
When most people think about demolition methods, they think of explosive demolition. Using explosives to blow up a structure is a minor part of the total demolition process. It’s mainly used as a starting point to get the ball rolling in a very short period of time. Explosive demolition is a complicated process to do safely and securely, so it’s important to work with an experienced demolition contractor.
Industrial demolition involves more specialized demolition methods to ensure that the process is done safely. The industrial facilities that are typically dismantled using this type of demolition include oil refineries, manufacturing facilities, and chemical plants. Many times, this type of demolition also involves environmental remediation of hazardous substances in addition to the normal demolition process.
What is Recycled During the Demolition Process
The demolition process involves many different products that can be recycled. A skilled demolition contractor like Del Prete Masonry can recover a wide variety of substances from the demolition site to be recycled, including:
- Interior doors
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