Demolition involves taking or demolish a building apart while carefully preserving valuable elements for recycling. For small buildings, such as houses, that are only two or three stories high, demolition is a rather simple process. The building is pulled down either manually or mechanically using large hydraulic equipment: elevated work platforms, cranes, excavators or bulldozers. To demolish Larger buildings the demolition may require the use of a wrecking ball, a heavy weight on a cable that is swung by acrane into the side of the buildings.
Wrecking balls are especially effective against masonry but are less easily controlled and often less efficient than other methods. Newer methods may use rotational hydraulic shears and silenced rock-breakers attached to excavators to cut or break through wood, steel, and concrete. The use of shears is especially common when flame cutting would be dangerous.
As you can see, demolish a building, house, or factory is a complex and dangerous process, but also necessary to build new buildings and industries, where it used to be an old edification due to the grow and innovation of the cities in the USA, especially in Florida’s counties Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and south Florida.
For demolitions you need to obtain necessary permits, submit necessary notifications, disconnect utilities, rodent baiting, and development of site-specific safety and work plans. That’s why you need a professional on the subject, and you don’t have to go any further because Allied Demolition Inc. is the best company to manage your demolition process.
Moreover, you need to know that there are two types of the demolition process. Total demolition and selective demolition process. The total demolition process is complex and dangerous, but necessary for the construction field. To achieve the process of a total demolition, which is taking down an entire building while carefully preserving valuable elements for recycling, a teamwork specialized in different branches of the construction field is necessary.
On the other hand, selective demolition process involves sequencing the demolition activities to allow the separation and sorting of building materials. In general, domestic wastes such as furniture, household appliances, etc., metal components such as window frames, pipes, etc., timber components such as doors, wooden floors, etc., other wastes such as tiles, asphaltic materials, ceramic products should be removed one by one first.
The main demolition shall begin after all the above non-structural materials have been stripped and removed. As most old building blocks are built with brick walls on concrete frames, the percentage of brick is extremely high, ranging from 60% to 80%. To avoid mixing the non-recyclable bricks and tiles with the broken concrete, it is highly recommended to plan the demolition sequence such that brick walls are demolished first and stockpiled separately before the demolition of structural members.
Selective demolition maximizes efficiency by reducing waste, repurposing reusable materials, and lessening environmental impact. A selective demolition can be done on everything from small residential units to large-scale commercial buildings. Although the demands and fine-tuning of each demolition process are contingent on the structure itself.
The same steps for selective demolition apply to projects large and small. The process always begins with a survey identifying hazardous materials and quantifying recyclable materials. Once the numbers have been assessed, Allied Demolition, Inc. establish your clearances and start on your project determining a plan of attack and that’s when we are going to send in the mechanics, electricians, and plumbers.
In most cases, a building slotted for selective demolition is still a ‘live’ building, which means that the main operative functions of the structure need to be “cut and capped” to ensure a safe demolition process and to prep materials for removal and recycling, if possible.
The electrician will limit or cut off power to the area chosen for demolition, the mechanic will shut down the HVAC systems, and the plumbers will cap open piping. If the project is large enough, they may also need to shut down utilities entirely. After we shut down the utilities is necessary to send in the labor our good training demolition crew.
The selective demolition can include: dismantlement and removal of unwanted warehouse sections, removal of penthouses, chimney or stack demolition, silo demolition, air handling system or dust collection system removals, selective dismantlement of obsolete structures, and so on.
As you can see total and selective demolition process follows a procedure, regulations and a planning timeframe to ensure workers, civilians, and surroundings safety, and preserve reusable materials. Allied Demolition has a remarkable expertise that will guarantee excellent results on your demolition project in Miami, Fort Lauderdale Florida’s counties.
That’s why Allied Demolition, Inc. has been the number 1 demolitions company in the greater South Florida, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the Caribbean over 30 years of commitment and hard work to achieve our customer’s goals with the best quality that we can offer for your demolition. Ok is not enough for us! We prefer excellent!
Every job that we do follows the mission of this demolition company which is a commitment to providing quality demolition services with our advanced equipment and well-training employees who are quite trustworthy and experienced demolitions professional that have been with Allied Demolition, Inc. for many years. As a result of this, we have become an established, trusted company, reputed throughout Miami city, Fort Lauderdale, and South Florida for our commitment to quality, safety, and integrity.
Our experience and meticulousness have led our demolition company to complete some of the most challenging and dangerous commercial demolition jobs in the Miami-Dade area, with precision and safety. Our ability to create “turn-key” solutions has made us a dependable company for all projects, no matter the complexity of the job or how big it is, we bring it down!
Allied Demolition, Inc also is committed to our community by providing environmentally safe, green services. We strive to minimize the effects of demolition on the environment, by cleaning up debris, always recycling resources, and providing a clear job site for future developers.
We are available in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, South Florida counties and the Caribbean.
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