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If you have an upcoming project you have been thinking you would like to have removed, then chances are you have already done quite a bit of research.  Throughout your research, you have heard and become familiar with many new terms.  You have also undoubtedly heard old terms that have taken on new meanings.

In construction, and especially in deconstruction, we hear the words dismantling and demolishing tossed around a lot.  These terms are similar in their end result, but the processes they represent are actually quite different.

We want to take some time in this post to discuss the differences between demolishing and dismantling so that when you decide you are ready to move forward with your next removal project, you know exactly what you need to do.

Projects Needing To Be Demolished

In our line of work, demolition implies breaking up. The work may comprise of dismantling/demolishing whole or part of work including all relevant items consisting of but not limited to stone work, brick work, concrete floorings, roofing, and iron work as specified.

At ECG, our team is made up of some of the most experienced, knowledgeable, and professional demolition experts in the deconstruction industry. No matter what your project is, we are here and ready to guide you step by step through the demolition process.  We go the extra mile by conducting all the planning and paying close attention to the intricate details of your demolition project and what this type requires. Our team, along with you, will tackle the most difficult commercial demolition projects, and we will do it safely.  There’s no other deconstruction team better than Environmental Construction Group.

Demolishing may require blasting, large backhoes and bulldozers, wrecking balls and jackhammers.

Your project will need to be demolished if it cannot be deconstructed in parts.  Examples of structures that are likely to require demolishing rather than dismantling are homes, buildings, old factories, and sometimes bridges or overpasses.

Projects Needing To Be Dismantled

We can see above that to dismantle means things are being taken apart, piece by piece.  But what does this mean when it comes to buildings, water towers, stadiums, or parking garages?  Structures are not like a model airplane that can be deconstructed piece by piece, or can they?

In construction, dismantling means to carefully take apart one or more parts of a building or structure without damaging the other parts.

Dismantling requires cranes, excavators, a bucket truck (cherry pickers), and other machines that permit our teams to grasp pieces and remove them, most likely to load them into a dump truck where they can be repurposed or carefully disposed of.

Examples of projects that are likely to require dismantling rather than demolishing would be a water tower, stadium bleachers, bridges and overpasses are also likely to be dismantled. Dismantling is also commonly used if the project manager or board would like to salvage existing parts and repurpose them.

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. (Concrete cutting, coring, green demolition, disinfection and sterilization cleaning services, asbestos abatement and more)

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