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What Happens Before Demolition?

If you're anything like us, you get a thrill from watching an outdated, dilapidated building getting turned into a neat pile of rubble, making room for fresh, new projects. But, as any pro in the commercial demolition business will tell you, the actual act of demolition is only the grand finale of a complex, meticulously planned process.

Today is your backstage pass to the exciting world of pre-demolition planning. The orchestra is tuning up, so ready yourself for the symphony that occurs long before the curtain rises on demo day.

Inspection And Surveying

Before a single wall comes down, there's much looking up and around to do. Our expert team performs a thorough site inspection to assess the property. We check for structural issues and historical preservation requirements that could impact the action plan. It's like detective work – we leave no stone unturned and no clue unexamined.

Hazardous Material Assessment

Checking for hazardous materials is essential before demolition begins. It's not as glamorous as swinging a wrecking ball, but vital. We assess the site for materials that require special handling, such as asbestos, lead, or other harmful substances. Safety is always our priority.

Obtaining Permits

Once we've evaluated the site, it's time to secure the necessary demolition permits. This process can sometimes feel like a waiting game, but it's essential for ensuring all our projects meet the code of law. As they say, patience is a virtue and a necessity in our line of work!

Utility Disconnection

Like you'd unplug a toaster before taking it apart, we need to disconnect all utilities, including gas, electricity, and water, before starting work. This crucial step protects everyone.

Planning And Strategizing

With all the preparation completed, it's time to develop a detailed demolition plan. We strategize the safest and most efficient way to raze the building, considering the proximity to other structures, construction materials, and overall design.

Informing The Neighbors

Lastly, before the big day arrives, we loop in the neighbors. We want to minimize inconvenience to others and maintain a friendly relationship with the surrounding community. After all, we're not just in the business of tearing things down – we're in the business of building relationships, too.

So, there you have it! Behind every exciting demolition is a thorough, diligent process that ensures safety, efficiency, and professionalism.

And though we love a good spectacle on demo day, the true beauty of commercial demolition lies in all the work that comes before. Every step, from site inspection to strategic planning, is a testament to the skill, expertise, and passion we bring to each project.

Until next time, stay safe and keep making way for the new!

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