Excavator Breaking Down Home

Excavator tearing down the home

Planning a building demolition is a complex process that must be done by a demolition contractor weeks or even months in advance. Demolition planning is a team effort that requires communication and collaboration between the client, architect, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, demolition planner, and regulatory agencies. Here’s a closer look at the process of planning a building demolition.

Recognizing a Need for More Extensive Planning

Some demolition projects call for a more thorough planning process than is normally required. If the building is contaminated, has historic significance, or is close to other buildings, a careful consideration of demolition techniques should be given. The same is true when the building has special construction features, or when there are parts of the building that must be preserved during the demolition.

Controlling Nuisance Factors

Dust is a big problem with many demolition projects. Using the latest technology and proper demolition methods can help control dust emissions more effectively. Noise is a problem that can be mitigated by equipping heavy demolition equipment with sound suppression devices. Otherwise, the building demolition project should be scheduled so that it does not occur during special events or evening hours. Using the proper work methods can minimize vibration-related damage during a building demolition.

Material Disposal and Recycling

The contractor is usually legally responsible for disposing of any materials detached from the building. Recycling is an important component of many demolition projects; but depending on the market value of the material and the particulars of the demolition job, it sometimes makes more sense to re-use the materials instead of sending them to a recycling facility.

Peninsula Hauling & Demo has extensive experience in the demolition industry. If you need a commercial or residential demolition service near San Francisco, call us at (650) 596 8105. Visit our website to request an estimate or to find out more about the hauling, demolition, and junk removal services we offer.

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