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Commercial site demolition is the complete or part removal process of unwanted structures such as hotels, shopping centers, office buildings and other commercial properties. While demolition might sound as easy as just knocking buildings down, it does involve a lot of consideration and detail. Safety is paramount to the execution of a site demolition; especially as asbestos removal may be involved.  Mechanical and manual demolition can be applied for industrial or commercial scale jobs. There are power tools generally used for manual demolition. 

Before you start a commercial site demolition 

The commercial structure that will be demolished should be maintained in a safe and stable condition to prevent the unexpected collapse of part or all of the structure. 

Consideration should be made as to: 

  • The stability of the structure 
  • The position, depth and type of basements, wells and underground storage that may be involved 
  • Public access 
  • Boundary walls 
  • Adjoining properties and structures 

We recommend that prior to your scheduled demolition, you have an asbestos removal company confirm that there are no traces of asbestos in the building, as that would prove disastrous and may yield a significant environmental hazard. If we do come across any traces of asbestos or hazardous materials, we will have an environmental company treat and remove them prior to moving forward with the demolition project.  

Why is safe asbestos removal important? 

Asbestos fibres are extremely dangerous when they have been disturbed (such as during a renovation or demolition) and breathing in these fibres can have significant and deadly health consequences. Safe Work Australia have regulations in place in their Demolition Work Code of Practice that require the person conducting demolition work to ensure that there is an asbestos register for the structure, and if not, to ensure that a full asbestos inspection is carried out before any work is started. 

Asbestos should only be removed with proper equipment by professionals and the safe removal of asbestos is a large part of the preparation of commercial site demolition. 

Also keep in mind that removing asbestos does take time and the process can take a week or more depending on the size and complexity of the commercial demolition. 

How long will it take to complete a commercial demolition? 

Once you have the essential demolition permissions and have prepared the site, it should approximately take 3-7 days to complete your site demolition, however this does depend on the site and structure size – it can take weeks for larger buildings in the heart of the city for example. 

We are ECG, We are safety first. 

This field definitely needs some expert hands and skill. So, have you decided on what type of project you need? Make sure you research on this for a while before coming up with a decision.  

We pride ourselves in providing Demolition, abatement and Environmental Services you can depend on.  

Contact us to get started on your next project, Call us: 562-438-7999.