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Everything You Need To Know About Demolition

Friday, August 4th, 2017
Everything You Need To Know About Demolition

There are a variety of demolition methods that are used to effectively and safely bring down buildings.

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. (more…)

Methods of Masonry Demolition in Maryland: Pusher Arm

Monday, November 24th, 2014

demolitionWhether you’re clearing way for a beautiful new masonry structure, or just looking to get rid of a structurally unsound eyesore, you need to consult a masonry demolitions expert on how you’re going to take down your masonry structure in Maryland. But how to do it? Del Prete Masonry is here with the inside scoop on one of the most common masonry demolition tools: the pusher arm.

What is a Pusher Arm?

A pusher arm is masonry demolition in-speak for a hydraulically powered excavator or loader that has been re-fitted with attachments to repurpose these construction machines for masonry demolition, such as percussion breakers and excavator buckets.

The Advantages of Pusher Arm Demolition

The chief benefit of using a pusher arm for your Maryland masonry demolition project is that the machines are very mobile, can handle large amounts of masonry at once, and are able to work on walls and floors that are above ground level. A team of pusher arm machines can be strategically employed to bring down masonry structures in a relatively short amount of time. Great for demolishing masonry infill structures, pusher arms can take down an infill structure by pushing them over in stages using continuous horizontal pressure.

The Disadvantages of Pusher Arm Demolition

To work efficiently, pusher arm machines need sufficient space to maneuver and gain access to a structure, as well as a flat and sturdy base. They are also limited by the reach of their arms whch must be extended at least 1.5 meters above the building being demolished.  This method of masonry demolition is not recommended for large buildings on  difficult to navigate sites

Pusher Arm Demolition Safety Precautions

  • Make sure that your Maryland site has been secured against unintentional entry by unauthorized personnel during demolition.
  • Always conduct demolition from the exterior of the building, and never let anyone enter the building while pusher arms are in operation.
  • Be sure that the operator has been trained in the work, or is being instructed by a trained person.
  • Use hand demolition to get the building to a level where pushing can start.
  • Separate the masonry structure from any attached buildings using hand demoltion.
  • Make sure that debris does not build up too high against the walls: this may push the wall onto the machine.

Need Masonry Demolition in Maryland?

Call Del Prete Masonry. At Del Prete Masonry, we’ve got the expertise to perform masonry demolition by pusher arm, and a wide variety of other methods to ensure your unwanted structure is safely, and quickly, taken apart. We’re also one of Maryland’s most respected masonry construction groups, so we can replace any demolished structure with a pristine, and affordable, one in no time.

To find out more about your masonry demolition options, 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+.

Methods of Masonry Demolition in Maryland: Demolition by Ball

Monday, November 10th, 2014

masonry demolitionIf you have a structurally unsound or physically unappealing masonry structure, or have purchased land with a building that doesn’t meet your needs, chances are that you need masonry demolition. Continuing our series on the various types of masonry demolition, Del Prete Masonry, your Maryland masonry company, is here with a behind-the-scenes look at how demolition via wrecking ball works.

While most building can be taken down with a wrecking ball, it’s a highly delicate process that requires years of training and experience to execute safely. Below are some general precautions that masonry demolitions experts must observe when demolishing a building via wrecking ball.

Machine Safety

Most wrecking balls are not attached to dedicated wrecking machines; rather they are affixed to converted cranes. Demolishing masonry via wrecking ball is a taxing task and it’s important to make sure the crane is properly equipped to deal with the added strain. Cranes using a converted drag line are considered the best for demolition via wrecking ball while hydraulic ram cranes should never be used for this purpose. Cranes must be outfitted with a Falling Object Protective Structure and the Safe Working Limit (The maximum weight which the crane arm can safely carry) must be at least 3 times the weight of the wrecking ball.

General Safety

The wrecking ball must be fixed to prevent it from disconnecting with the line and this connection should be safety checked every hour. All unnecessary personnel and the general public should be kept well away from any masonry demolition, particularly when using a wrecking ball. Also, any building that are attached to the masonry that will be demolished must first be detached by hand, otherwise serious structural damage could occur.

Need Masonry Demolition in Maryland?

Call Del Prete Masonry. At Del Prete Masonry, we’ve got the expertise to perform masonry demolition by wrecking ball, and a wide variety of other methods to ensure your unwanted structure is safely, and quickly, taken apart. We’re also one of Maryland’s most respected masonry construction groups, so we can replace any demolished structure with a pristine, and affordable, one in no time.

To find out more about your masonry demolition options, 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+.

Masonry Demolition in Baltimore

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

If you need a commercial structure removed in Baltimore, whether as a result of damage or to make way for a new development, you need a professional masonry demolition expert. Demolition of a commercial structure requires careful planning, execution, and cleanup to ensure that the process goes smoothly. Stone or brick structures can be dangerous to work with, and cleanup is often a large ordeal, meaning you need someone with experience in demolition. Delprete Masonry knows how to take down stone structures just as well as we know how to put them up, which is why you can trust us for all of your Baltimore masonry demolition needs.

Structure Damage

Sometimes structures can become so damaged that they are not salvageable. This can happen for several reasons. A severe weather incident can damage structures, as can vehicular accidents. Old age can also be a contributing factor. Whatever the case, a professional masonry demolition expert can safely remove the structure as well as remaining debris.

New Development

Another reason a commercial structure may need to be removed is to make way for a new development. It may have outgrown its usefulness or have been sitting abandoned for some time. The new project may not be able to incorporate it into the design, or it may not meet new standards. Your Baltimore masonry demolition expert can help clear the way for new construction and economic development.

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About Delprete Masonry

Delprete Masonry is a commercial masonry construction and restoration company that services Baltimore and the surrounding area. For more than 25 years, we’ve been performing quality masonry work for a wide variety of clients with different masonry needs.  We’ve built a solid reputation for ourselves in the Baltimore area as a leading commercial masonry service. For more information, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us atmike@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+.