Posted on: 25 January 2021
For many homeowners who have never experienced demolition first hand, the process may seem as dramatic as it is portrayed in the movies. Simply place some dynamite around the building and watch it implode on itself once the explosives go off. But this assumption is grossly incorrect.
What may surprise you about the demolition process is that there are intentional steps to take. Moreover, everything is carried out meticulously, even if it may not seem that way at the outset. So if you have an upcoming demolition project, your understanding of the process may lead to unrealistic expectations.
To help you understand what to anticipate, here is a brief guide on what you need to know about the residential demolition process.
1. Why would you need to hire demolition contractors for your residence?
A typical presumption that many people have is that they will likely never need demolition services but this is incorrect. Many people hire demolition contractors to get rid of derelict structures, whether it's time to build a new structure in its place or there are multiple secondary structures on the lot taking up space that could be put to good use.
On the other hand, you may need to call demolition contractors if your property is overrun by a termite infestation that has jeopardised the structural integrity of the building. To best establish if demolition is right for you, take into consideration the amount of time, effort and money it would take to remediate a structure and compare this to the overall cost of demolition. If the latter is cheaper, you need to hire demolition contractors.
2. What are the different types of demolition services available?
Generally speaking, demolition is categorised per the type of project which are industrial demolition, residential demolition and commercial demolition. However, under these categories, there are subcategories based on how the project will be handled. In typical cases, your demolition contractors will employ two or more of these methods during the project. These subcategories include implosion that utilises explosives, mechanical that employs equipment, selective that works to strip away materials so they can be reused and so on.
The type of demolition methods employed will have a direct influence on the overall cost of the project as some are more time and labour intensive than others are. However, if you want to keep this project's carbon footprint low, you may want to consider the selective option, which, surprisingly, also helps with saving on costs down the road.Share