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How to Demolish Commercial Buildings

Demolishing commercial buildings needs more scrutiny and care than residential demolition. Just as in residential demolition process, there are different methods with which you can take down the building. 

Before proceeding with commercial building demolitions, there are some things you need to know. Here is a brief look at the methods mentioned above. 

Implosion 

Implosion is by far the most dramatic way to demolish a building. It involves using explosives to knock out a building’s primary vertical supports, causing the building to collapse onto itself from the inside out. The placement of the explosive charges and the sequence of detonation are critical to a successful and safe demolition. Implosion is often used to demolish large structures in urban areas. 

Mechanical Demolition 

 
This is the most common option when demolishing a commercial building. This will involve the use of heavy machines and high-end technology to tear apart the commercial building. These machines are usually operated by skilled and experienced people, and this is not something that can be self-taught. Wrecking balls, hydraulic excavators, and wire rope pills are some of the machines used in this method. This method is able to wreck down a commercial building in no time, but the hazards that come with this method are serious. Dust, noise, flying debris, vibration on adjoining structures or buildings, and unintentional or uncontrolled collapse are some of the hazards that come with mechanical demolition. Many of these hazards won’t be a problem when you have well-managed removal services, licensed and trained professionals, and proper permits.  

Wrecking Ball 

Wrecking ball demolition, or crane and ball demolition, is one of the oldest and most common methods of building demolition and is typically used for concrete and other masonry structures. The wrecking ball—weighing up to 13,500 pounds—is suspended on a cable from a crane or other heavy equipment. The ball is either dropped onto or swung into the structure, simply crushing the building with repeated blows. 

Highly skilled and experienced crane operators must perform wrecking ball demolition. Smoothness in controlling the swing of the ball is critical, since missing the target may tip or overload the crane. The size of the building that can be demolished with this method is limited by the crane’s size and the working room, including proximity to power lines. Wrecking ball demolition creates a great deal of dust, vibration, and noise. 

CONCLUSION 

Choosing the best demolition expert in the country to complete your project would be better than trying to experiment. This field definitely needs expert hands and skill. So, have you decided on what type of demolition you need for taking down your commercial building? Make sure you make the right decision.  

We pride ourselves in providing Demolition Services you can depend on. Contact us to get started on your next project, Call us: 562-438-7999.