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Posts Tagged ‘ masonry demolition ’

4 Reasons to Always Trust an Expert with Masonry Demolition

Thursday, April 11th, 2024
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Trust the experts at DelPrete Masonry with masonry demolition projects.

When it comes to construction projects involving masonry, whether it’s repairing, renovating, or demolishing, a significant level of expertise is required. Among these tasks, masonry demolition is particularly intricate and potentially hazardous. Attempting it without proper knowledge and experience can lead to disastrous consequences. That’s why, as a commercial masonry contractor, DelPrete Masonry emphasizes the importance of trusting experts with masonry demolition. Here are four compelling reasons why you should always rely on professionals for this crucial aspect of construction. (more…)

How Do You Know When Masonry Demolition is Required?

Thursday, January 18th, 2024
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When is masonry demolition required? Look for these signs.

Masonry structures are known for their durability and longevity, but there comes a time when demolition becomes necessary. Whether due to structural issues, safety concerns, or the need for a complete renovation, recognizing when masonry demolition is required is crucial for any property owner or developer. The following signs indicate the need for masonry demolition. If you spot these problems, contact DelPrete Masonry for a safe and thorough masonry demolition.  (more…)

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Masonry Demolition Crew

Friday, August 4th, 2023
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Hire DelPrete Masonry for a safe and efficient professional masonry demolition.

Perhaps even more difficult than installing masonry is getting rid of it. And at times, a business might have an urgent need to do so, whether to build something in its place or move on to the next big project. Demolishing masonry on your own is a big challenge, though, which is why we recommend hiring a crew for your professional masonry demolition needs.

Professional masonry demolition has several benefits, and we’re sure you’ll be thankful that you hired a team instead of trying to do the job on your own. Still unconvinced? Here are five reasons you should consider professional masonry demolition from DelPrete Masonry.  (more…)

5 Ways to Prevent Problems in Your Brickwork

Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Brick deterioration can ruin the appearance of a brick wall and impact its structural integrity.

Masonry buildings are built to be sturdy and long-lasting, but they are not indestructible. If your home or business has brickwork, it is essential that you perform regular maintenance to protect the structure from damage. However, unaddressed brick deterioration can ruin the appearance of a brick wall and impact its structural integrity. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to prevent brick deterioration from occurring in your home or business. Here are some tips for avoiding problems in your brickwork.


3 Different Demolition Methods

Friday, June 18th, 2021
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Demolition is a precise science, and depending on the location and type of building, there are several methods of demolition.

Building demolition is not a simple as smashing the supports until the entire structure falls down. Demolition is a precise science, and depending on the location and type of building, there are several methods of demolition. Factors like the primary building materials, the purpose of the demolition, and how to dispose of the debris are considered by demolition experts before choosing to tear down a building. Here is a quick overview of the different methods of building demolition.


3 Signs that a Masonry Structure Needs Demolition

Monday, July 27th, 2020
Here are some signs that a masonry structure in question is due for demolition.

When it comes to masonry construction, good quality can last a lifetime. But even the most study and secure masonry structures will have seen better days. If your masonry structure or pavement is the worse for wear, you might consider restoration or repairs. However, there are some things that are beyond salvaging. Here are some signs that a masonry structure in question is due for demolition.


How to Prepare a Site for Demolition

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Read on for a brief guide for the steps you should take to prepare for demolition.

The demolition process for part of an entire building can be stressful, lengthy, and hazardous. With so much at risk, you must make all the right preparations for everything to go smoothly. Read on for a brief guide for the steps you should take to prepare for demolition.


Safe Ways to Achieve Masonry Demolition

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

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Through selective masonry demolition, what’s old can become new again!

Masonry demolition can be a risky venture. Luckily, there are safe ways to achieve masonry demolition. In this installment of the blog, we’ll look at four particular methods in which buildings are often demolished. Although we have covered this topic on the blog before, a refresher course is always a good thing to have. Please read on to learn more!   (more…)

When Is Masonry Demolition Necessary?

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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Cracks in your masonry are a sign that you need repair or replacement.

If you notice cracks or chips in your bricks or concrete blocks, then it may be time to have them repaired or replaced. Dilapidated masonry can negatively affect the professional presentation of a business, which may even affect your success with sales and client retention. If left untreated, defects in masonry could worsen and even become safety hazards. It’s important to know when you need masonry demolition and to act quickly before the damage worsens. (more…)

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+.