For us, Commercial Demolition is more than just breaking down some walls! It's different from residential demolition in a couple of important ways. There are structural differences between both types of buildings, they both require entirely different permits and planning depending on the structure.
Demolishing a commercial building means heavy machinery, occasional explosions/implosions, as well as extensive safety precautions and planning to protect the surrounding properties. That requires professionals on site.
Every demolition company is going to have their own way of doing things, depending on the type of renovation project necessary, but the general process you can be broken down into 5 steps:
1. Get Building Permits
Getting the right permits in place from your town, city, state, municipality, etc. needs to be done before any work can start on your project. This often includes a site visit and Five Points Excavating is a business that you can depend on to get your permits in place before any machinery even shows up on the job site.
2. Cleaning The Interior
Whether you're doing a total demolition or just a partial one, it means the interior needs to be cleared out completely. All furniture is moved and sometimes even sold at resale shops, liquidation centers, or redistributed to another business location. If you need unwanted items demolished along with the building, you'll need to discuss that with your demolition contractor ahead of time.
3. Safety Precautions
Safety precautions might be step 3 but safety comes first at Five Points Excavating. THat's why those precautions really begin at the site survey phase to ensure there aren’t any hazardous materials or other dangers present on the property. Nothing that could endanger you, the general public, and our demolition crew.
Only after our safety plan is in place and the building is clear of anything that isn't nailed down, demolition can finally begin. Our methods and tools vary based on the commercial property and scale of the project. Demolition tools can range from hand-held smaller tools all the way up to heavy machineries like wrecking balls, cranes, and bulldozers.
5. Remove Debris
After your commercial demolition is complete our team gets to work removing all the debris. A few different materials can be recycled and reused, but a fair amount of others need to be safely disposed of. If you have questions about how your building’s materials can be reused, just ask one of our Five Point Construction team members or email us at Info@Five-PointsExcavating.