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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!

Home Extension Projects: Who to Hire for Help

There are countless reasons why homeowners choose to invest in extending their homes. A successful addition to any type of building requires help from a highly experienced and knowledgeable team of industry experts. In this month’s blog post we discuss the four professionals that are crucial to have on your team when beginning a home extension project.

Expeditor

A demolition expeditor, also known as the filing representative, has many responsibilities involving the steady flow of progress on a home extension project. From advising the correct type of filing, working with various city agencies to submitting drawings and applications, an expeditor is an asset you will not want to build without.

Great expediting services will ensure your build is completed on time, to code, and for less money. Morgan Services Group offers expediting services to streamline your project!

Interior Demolition Service

Once you’ve acquired the appropriate permits you can finally move forward to the most exciting step, the interior demolition. An interior demolition ultimately works to remove all non-structural components within the area of the home you wish to extend.

Interior demolition services are cost effective, quick, and perfect for removing unnecessary walls, flooring, ceilings, stairs or any other items in the way of your build. Morgan Services Group offers debris cleanup and daily removal from all our sites.

Excavator

Once the old and unwanted components of your home are hauled away, an excavator will come in to ensure that the foundation below where your new structure will be built is structurally sound. This will include digging trenches, ensuring the ground is level, removing contaminated soil, and many other tasks to prepare the site for construction.

Building Contractor

Your building contractor will work with you through your entire home extension project from helping you acquire your desired materials to ensuring that the extension is built to health, safety, and legal standards.

A building contractor should also make sure that the entire project complies with all the specifications outlined in the contract established at the beginning of the project.

Conclusion

A home extension that’s built and managed properly can add an incredible amount of value and joy to any home. In big cities especially such as New York City, property owners are finding that building home extensions is the best way to affordably acquire significantly more living space and add property value.

Morgan Services Group Corp is NYC’s one stop shop for residential and commercial expediting, excavation, and demolition services. Visit our website here for more information.

NYC- Emergency Demolition

When it comes to emergency demolition services in NYC, Morgan Services Group is the go-to problem solver. As a fully licensed contractor, you can rest assured knowing that the best demolition contractors in New York are handling your property rapidly and efficiently. There are many reasons why an emergency demolition is needed, such as a fire, flood, or unsafe structures that can put the safety of others at risk. When a property or building has experienced such an impact, the prescribed remedy is typically a partial or full demolition, or an emergency repair.

Fire / Flood

A fire or flood can be a devastating event, such an emergency can often create situations that make it difficult for other workers to access the building, and if a structure is beyond repair, may need an emergency demolition to prevent bigger damages from occurring. When such a hardship hits, Morgan Services Group will be there to assist in your time of need. We are a team of compassionate and fast-acting demolition experts here to handle such emergencies with ease.

Unsafe Structures

Structural collapses can abruptly happen causing an emergency demolition to take place. This will most commonly happen with older buildings. It is also common that while demolition work is occurring, the presence of hazardous materials such as lead or asbestos might be identified. Such structural issues require an emergency response team such as ours to secure the site and handle any demolition work that is needed in the moment.

How Can We Help?

It all starts with a phone call.

Morgan Services Group is highly skilled and understands the necessity of a swift response to handle emergency demolitions. If you are in need of emergency demolition services in NYC, you can trust in our well-versed team to handle the situation. We will quickly head to your location to assess the situation and coordinate with all city emergency response units. Our expert and detailed team will take all precautions needed to secure the site and carry out the necessary demolition work.

When dealing with emergency demolitions, you can rest assured knowing that we have the equipment, experience, and knowledge of local expedited regulations and codes required to be able to respond quickly to emergencies. Call on our team to properly demolish any affected structure so that the site can quickly turn into a construction site, and lives and property can be rebuilt.

Please contact us if you have any emergency demolition needs. For more information about Morgan Services Group and our services, feel free to visit our website.   

What Happens After a Demolition?

A demolition is a partial or complete removal of a structure. Dramatized scenes of demolitions portrayed in the entertainment industry have led many people to have all types of preconceived ideas about them. To learn more about the common myths and misconceptions about demolition, check out our related blog post here or follow along below as we discuss the work that takes place after a demolition has been completed.

Waste Management

While modern demolition techniques are significantly more controlled than traditional ones, there’s no getting around the huge amounts of debris left behind. The first step after a successful demolition is to properly and appropriately remove the debris from the site and its surrounding environment. Not only does this step prepare the site for excavation, it works to benefit the environment as well. A great waste management service should be able to remove all types of debris from bricks and glass to scrap metal and wood.

Excavation

Excavating a site means removing any unnecessary rocks and dirt in order to prepare for new construction. While it may seem as though excavation is simply superficial work, it is also in fact responsible for carrying out a large number of other vital duties as well. From grading and leveling the site to digging trenches and removing contaminated soil, quality excavation services are an invaluable resource in the construction industry.

Innovation

When it’s officially time to retire a structure, it’s because something better, stronger, and more innovative is on the horizon. Excavation paves the way for future innovation by preparing construction sites for brilliant architects, designers, and construction workers to transform them into something new. Excavation teams work very closely with construction teams to ensure that all necessary adaptations and grading requirements have been adequately satisfied.

Conclusion

Both commercial and residential structures can greatly benefit from full or partial demolition services. When you need a demolition crew that also provides excavation services, the experts at Morgan Services Group Corp have over twenty years of industry experience, are on call 24/7, and are ready to help. Our team is committed to providing reliable and high quality services, and always includes debris removal within our quotes. Contact us here for more information!

Hydraulic Excavator 101

An excavator is often seen on demolition sites throughout NYC. Upon a cursory look, the hydraulic excavator resembles something out of a fantastical dream; with a slow speed, twisty movements, and a sauropod-esque stature, this beast of a machine can seem like an eccentric jumble of parts. However, this very combination is what enables the whole structure to work and achieve great feats. Below are some of the highlights this structure has to offer.

Boom and Bucket

If the excavator were a long-necked dinosaur, the bucket would be akin to the “head” of the beast, and the rest of this part the “neck.” The bucket is prominently bulky, and perfectly suited for scooping up heavy objects. Famous for being a popularizer of the bucket wrist and its rotational movement, the Gradall excavator was one of the earliest excavators to attempt to make the bucket’s rotation simulate the movements of a human hand. In various cases, the bucket may be switched out with an auger, grapple, or a breaker.

Cab

Connected to the boom via the boom cylinder, the cab is the centerpiece of the excavator. The cab allows a driver to hop into the driver’s seat and operate the machine. Protected by a windshield and a door, the driver then only needs to move his or her fingers dexterously to achieve the desired excavation. The first excavator to feature the 360-degree continuous swing emerged at the German firm Demag in 1954. This hydraulic, crawler-mounted machine served as the model for years to come. Today, it’s standard practice for all machines!

Shoe

The shoe is the foundational platform of an excavator. Located below the cab, this part is crucial for helping the machine roam smoothly across rugged terrain. Often, the shoe covers a track chain, which is prompted by top rollers and bottom rollers, which are in turn put to motion by the sprocket and the idlers. An oval track drive allows the track to loosen when moving in reverse, whereas a high-drive track drive (introduced in the 1970s) allows the track to tighten between the two idlers, making for sleeker contact between the ground and the track. The credit goes to the elevated sprocket, which is what makes the high-drive track drive form a triangular shape instead of an oval.

Conclusion

The parts of an excavator are numerous. Reflecting on those other parts of the beast can help us better appreciate the fascinating technology that is excavation. After all, over history, these nerd-outs are how many made improvements to their methods. To see an excavator in action and learn more about our excavation services, simply reach out to Morgan Services Group Corp!

5 Yard Excavation Tips

Are you planning to do major work in your backyard? The first step for installing a new garden, walkway or swimming pool is to excavate. The process of excavating involves a couple of different factors including planning for weather, having the proper equipment, and other important steps. If you need tips for excavating your yard, keep on reading!

Beware of Buried Utilities

Before you begin anything, be sure to check with the excavation regulations in your area. Depending on where you live, the state may require utility companies to mark where their gas lines are, so you don’t end up bursting a pipe or damage underground wiring. Anyone excavating the property may need to dig in different locations to expose pipes and other utilities that could be damaged.

Plan for Weather

Excavating is a big project by itself, but have you tried excavating in the rain? Plan ahead by checking your weather app. You want the most ideal weather, preferably a warmer temperature, to dig up dirt and other rubble. If your property happens to endure some rainfall, be prepared by purchasing tarps to cover the exposed area.

Clear Terrain

From large trees to rocky rubble, clearing out your property from all obstructions can make the excavation process that much easier. Remove any unwanted tree stumps, rocks or boulders, and wildlife nests from the area before excavating; by doing this, you can ensure a smoother terrain to work with. (Be sure to carefully inspect your property for animal holes and other creatures that may be hiding underneath the dirt!)

Use Proper Equipment

No matter the size of your excavation, chances are, your tool shed or garage doesn’t have the right equipment for your project. To perform a proper yard excavation, you will at least need a portable trencher and a mini-excavator in addition to a variety of other tools to help you clear and prep the landscape, excavate, and backfill where needed.

Seek Professional Assistance

After considering the above, you may simply come to terms with the fact that your backyard project could use professional help with dedicated excavation equipment and staff. If you live in the New York City area, contact the team at Morgan Services Group Corp. We can answer any questions regarding your yard excavation and get started on your project today!