When you have a demolition project that needs to get done quickly and efficiently, you need the help of professional demolition professionals who will care about your demolition project and want to ensure that it is done correctly. When you have a commercial demolition project, you know that it will likely mean demolishing large structures like a hotel, a store, a factory, or other commercial property. When you are involved with a project like this, you want to be certain that you follow the laws and regulations established in your state and county.
What is commercial demolition?
Unlike residential demolition, this type of demolition will happen with commercial property. You can expect to demolish a commercial building in a couple of different ways:
- Deconstruction. With deconstruction, your demo team will be taking down the building piece-by-piece using small tools. This ensures that the building is carefully deconstructed and that you can salvage as much of the material as you would like. Hand tools make this process much slower than other forms of demolition but also ensure you get the most out of the process.
- Mechanical Demolition. Unlike deconstructing the building, mechanical demolition involves heavy machinery. This is what most people think of when they think of demoing buildings because it involves tools like wrecking balls, bulldozers, and excavators. Our team also uses more technical tools along with heavy machinery to ensure we are accurately demoing areas that are supposed to go down, as well as ensuring the safety of our crew.
- Explosion. Another way that a building can be demolished is by explosion or implosion. This is usually not the first option that people go for when it comes to demolition because it is not considered as safe and may even cause damage to surrounding buildings. When this is the best option for demolition, we will work to get the appropriate legal permissions to do this.
What kind of regulations are there when it comes to commercial demolition?
It is important to know that when you hire a demolition company that you are getting a team that cares deeply about following local ordinances as well as taking care of the environment. When a commercial demolition occurs, the demo team must follow the rules in the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants. If you believe the building may contain hazardous material–like asbestos–you will need to notify the state department before continuing with the demolition.
If you are about to undergo a commercial demolition, you should speak with licensed demolition professionals in Los Angeles, CA about how they can be of service for this demolition, please contact our office soon so we can schedule a consultation.
Thanks to Nielsen Environmental for their insight into the demolition process.