The demolition of a commercial structure such as a warehouse, factory or office building is a challenging and potentially dangerous process. It can be a successful and rewarding experience that makes way for a new endeavor. However, the job requires meticulous planning and flawless execution to minimize the risk of property damage and injuries. Demolition contractors must also take steps to protect the surrounding environment to avoid violating the increasingly stringent EPA standards.

Hire a Professional Demolition Contractor

A professional demolition contractor can provide a number of benefits to your commercial demolition project. They will have the experience and expertise to safely and efficiently demolish your commercial property. They will be able to help guide you through the process and put your concerns at ease.

Demolition Plan

A demolition plan is a critical component of a successful commercial demolition project. The plan will help ensure that the demolition is completed safely and on schedule. Your commercial demolition plan should include a timeline, budget, and safety procedures.

Necessary Permits

Depending on the scope of your project, you may need to obtain demolition permits from your local government. The permits will ensure that the demolition is conducted in accordance with local laws and regulations. Your commercial demolition contractor can help you determine which permits you need and they may even obtain them for you.

Provide fall protection

Most demolition jobs involve creating large holes, which poses a significant fall hazard. Equip all crew members with full-body restraints when they’re working around holes deeper than 6 feet.

Minimize exposure to hazardous materials

Many commercial buildings, especially older structures, contain potentially dangerous materials and chemicals like lead paint, wood dust (which is often a source of formaldehyde) and synthetic mineral fibers. Make sure your workers are wearing protective clothing and respiration gear when they face exposure to these and other toxic substances. If you’re demolishing a building constructed before 1980, hire a certified inspector to check for asbestos.

Organization & Communication

Keeping a clear and concise communication with your commercial demolition team will help ensure that the project runs smoothly. It is important to stay organized and communicate any changes or concerns with your team in real-time for the best possible experience.

Recycle where possible

Today’s “green” construction practices emphasize the recycling of building materials and products such as concrete, steel, interior doors and plumbing fixtures. Preserving and recycling these items is environmentally friendly and will minimize often prohibitive disposal costs for your company.