We are highly experienced in tearing-down concrete buildings and other structures while carefully preserving valuable elements for re-use. We undertake contracts of all sizes, ranging from houses to high buildings and major constructions projects. For most buildings, such as houses, that are only two or three stories high, demolition is a rather simple process.
The building is pulled down mechanically by using large hydraulic equipment: Elevated work platforms, cranes, excavators or bulldozers. Hydraulic excavators may be used to topple a one or two-story building by an undermining process.
The strategy is to undermine the building while controlling the manner and direction in which it falls. Our demolition project manager and Supervisor will determine where undermining is necessary so that a building falls in the desired manner and direction. The walls are typically undermined at a building’s base, but this is not always the case if the building design dictates otherwise.
Safety and clean up considerations are also taken into account in determining how the building is undermined and ultimately demolished. To control dust, we have large water hoses that may be held by workers, secured in a fixed location, or attached to the excavator to gain elevation. Our loaders or bulldozers are used to demolish a building. They are typically equipped with “racks” (thick pieces of steel that could be an I-beam or tube and clean up leftovers) that are used to ram building walls down. Skid loaders will also be used to take materials out and to sort steel. “Safety is always our paramount concern. Our site safety officer will be assigned to each project to enforce all safety rules and regulations.”