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Demolition Facts You May Not Know About

The general public has some knowledge about the demolition industry, but they do not know everything that demolition entails. If you were to speak to a professional contractor, they would tell you that there are many factors to consider, such a minimizing waste during and after a project or the careful preservation of a historical building. Learn more about the real facts of demolition in our blog.

Minimize Waste

There is the misconception that landfills are full of materials and waste from a demolition. However, a lot of the focus during a demo project is recycling those materials. This is to prevent waste of materials and landfill usage. Behind the scenes, the average person doesn’t see the meticulous thought and detail that goes into planning a demolition, including minimizing waste.

Preservation

Knocking down a building isn’t always the goal in a demolition. Many demolition companies are called to handle historical preservation, which involves extensive planning and preparation. This type of project may require walls, floors, and other materials to be removed. However, the outside of the building must stay intact. Contractors must look at the physical condition, mandated code requirements, and other factors.

Cost-Effective

Some may think that demolishing a building is an expensive part of a construction project, but that’s not actually true. With the demolition phase, many owners are able to break even on demolition costs or even turn a profit on a project. Also, depending on the size of the structure and the condition it’s in, demoing a building can be more cost-efficient than making major upgrades.

Conclusion

Morgan Services Group is a leading demolition company in NYC that handles demolition and excavation projects for a commercial clientele. With over 20 years in the industry, we have what it takes to complete your project on time, every time. Contact us at 1-855-800-DEMO (3366) for a free quote today!

A Pre-Demolition Check List

Demolition is a crucial element to rebuilding and refurbishing existing structures. The demolition process itself is incredibly complex which is why proper preparation needs to be a top priority every single time. Below we discuss five steps that need to be taken before a demolition can safely begin.

Surveying

Site surveying is an early process that will take into consideration the desired construction materials, methods for construction, any potential obstacles, and many other components of the upcoming build.

Dangerous Chemicals

Many older structures were initially constructed using harmful substances and chemicals such as lead and asbestos. An expert must inspect the building prior to demolition to ensure that necessary safety protocols will be taken if dangerous chemicals are indeed detected.

Rodents

Many counties across the country require a rodent inspection prior to beginning the demolition process. This is to ensure that there is not an infestation present that could potentially flee to neighboring properties following the demolition. An active pest infestation needs to be treated with the necessary chemicals and traps before demolition can continue.

Acquire Permits

Any project requiring a demolition will also require the acquisition of necessary permits but the exact processes and permits needed will vary by county and state. Those in the state of New York will need to submit their requests and payment to the DOB (Department of Buildings) who offers both online and in-person services.

Utilities

Before a safe demolition can begin, all utilities on the property that are still in service must be disconnected. These include the water, electricity, and most importantly gas. Turning these utilities off prior to demolition is absolutely crucial when it comes to preventing injury and fire.

Final Thoughts

While the demolition process itself can be astonishingly intricate, a great demolition team will have the knowledge and skills needed to ensure every property is prepped properly. Whether you need a complete, partial, interior, or exterior demolition, the experts at Morgan Services Group are the leading provider of demolition and excavation services in the NYC community. Visit our website or call us at +1 855 800 DEMO (3366) to get started or for more information!

Common Myths and Misconceptions about Demolition

When you visualize demolition, there’s a good chance that you see people smashing things up with sledgehammers or wrecking balls pulverizing a structure. It’s a common misconception that demolition is a free-for-all of destruction. There are a number of other myths that surround demolition, which is what we’re going to discuss in this article. If you want to learn how demolition is actually done, read on.

Myth 1: Demolition is crude and chaotic.

Like we mentioned above, many people think than demolition is a frenzy of total destruction, however that is a misconception. The fact is that demolition crews must plan their actions carefully. No matter the type of building, there are structural features that need to be left intact so that it doesn’t collapse on top of the crew while they’re inside. Also, there are often parts of the house or building that the owner wants to maintain, so the crew has to be careful not to damage those parts. For those reasons, demolition is always carefully planned, orchestrated and conducted in phases.

Myth 2: We blow stuff up.

Technically, this is a fact, but it doesn’t work the way that a lot of people think it does. The footage that you’ve probably seen of old hotels and arenas being blown up show the technique of controlled building implosion. Explosives are placed in strategic areas inside of the building so that the building collapses quickly and with minimal debris or damage to other structures surrounding it. This type of demolition is not as common as television makes it seem.

Myth 3: Demolition Harms the Environment

Some sources claim that demolition is harmful to the environment. After all, shouldn’t we try to use existing structures as much as possible instead of using resources to build something new? Wrong. Many buildings from earlier eras were constructed using materials that are harmful to the environment and to your health, such as asbestos. Also, older structures and houses can use more energy because they are harder to keep cool or warm. In addition, demolition is highly regulated so that hazardous materials are removed safely. Salvageable materials are also sent to be recycled or reused. New, more energy-efficient structures are put up which can be used by future generations.

Conclusion

Here are the main ideas we hope you take away: First, demolition is not done by people blindly taking their anger out on inanimate objects. Second, it also rarely involves explosives, though when it does, it’s done with careful planning. Finally, demolition is not a wasteful practice that negatively impacts the environment. We hope this has cleared up some of your misunderstandings and that the next time you need demolition services, you’ll call the professionals at Morgan Services Group.