Reasons for demolishing existing staircases and stairwells
can vary from cosmetic to safety and ensuring the building is up to code. Property
owners considering a stairwell demolition should ensure it’s worth the work,
know how to prepare the space, and know who to hire for professional help along
the way. Follow along this month as we dive into the ins and outs of stairwell
demolitions for residential and commercial buildings.
Is it Worth It?
Oftentimes the bottom line in deciding if investing in a new
staircase is worth it comes down to health and safety reasons. If the staircase
is structurally unsafe, contains asbestos, or was not built to code there’s no
avoiding a demolition or major renovation. If the reason for demolition is for
aesthetic or cosmetic reasons the major factors to then consider are your
budget, timeline, and level of understanding about construction and demolition;
or lack thereof.
Prepping the Space
You can save yourself valuable time and money in the long
haul by thoroughly preparing your space for demolition ahead of time. Prepping
the space can involve removing the non-weight bearing parts such as the posts,
railings, carpeting, tackless strips, and treads. This will ensure that when
your demolition team arrives they will be able to get the job done in no time.
Hire a Demolition Contractor
There are many complex tasks and factors associated with
interior demolitions such as identifying load baring structures, methods of
removing material, proper ventilation, noise pollution and infection control. Unfortunately,
unless you’re a certified demolition contractor you are going to need to hire
additional professional help to legally complete this process. When you hire a
professional demolition team you are investing in their industry experience and
fully licensed and insured services too.
Whether your unsafe or unsightly staircase is located in a
home or commercial business, the demolition experts at Morgan Services Group
are here to help you. For many years we have provided countless NYC residents
with safe, affordable, and reliable interior and exterior demolition services
twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Visit our website or call us at (855) 800-DEMO
for your free estimate!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Demolition requires more skill and precision than most
realize. A properly completed demolition is the first step in a successful
construction project. Here are a few tips on what you should look for in a
Fully Licensed and Insured
Any demo contractor worth their salt will have sufficient
licensing and insurance. Do your due diligence and verify that all licenses and
insurance are current and active. Certain types of demolition jobs require very
specific forms of insurance coverage. Knowing exactly what you need demolished
on your project will allow you to asses if your demolition company has the
correct insurance for the job. Liability insurance is an important financial
protection to have for you as well as the company you hire in the event of an
accident. You don’t want to have unexpected legal or medical expenses added
onto your budget due to a contractor having insufficient insurance coverage.
Find out how many years your contractor has been in
business. Ask them if they are experienced in providing the type of demolition
you require. Some contractors may specialize in a very specific type of
demolition project and not others. Make sure the contractor you hire has
performed the type of work you are seeking. An experienced demolition
contractor will also know how to expedite a job if needed. This is a complex
process that involves coordinating many different entities from government
agencies to other vendors and contractors.
How quickly does the contractor get back to you? How often
will they provide updates on your project? If a contractor is difficult to get
a hold of just to perform an estimate, it’s not a good sign for when the
demolition work is actually in progress. You want a demolition contractor that
keeps you informed and the lines of communication open. A good demolition
contractor will get back to you within 24 hours if you request a quote.
Your state will have certain regulations for maintaining
safety. In New York, a demolition contractor should be DOB (Department of
Buildings) and OSHA (Occupational Safety Hazard Association) compliant. Certain
demolition jobs may require additional safety requirements, such as a site
safety plan with a Site Safety Coordinator or Manager and Construction
Value engineering is a systematic and organized approach to
providing the necessary functions in a project at the lowest cost. Value
engineering promotes the substitution of materials and methods with less
expensive alternatives, without sacrificing functionality. A true demolition
specialist will be able to offer you value engineering methods.
Worksite Environment Standards
Any professional demolition company will know how to
complete your demolition in a manner that provides for the most efficient
cleanup and disposal of debris. They will also make sure any debris is safely
disposed of according to local regulations. Experienced demolition contractors
know how to manage noise, dust and cleanup.
At Morgan Services
Group we have over 20 years of experience in performing complex demolition
projects. Visit our website to
find out in depth details about our services and qualifications.