If you have bought a plot of land which has an old building on it, you may be planning to demolish the building so you can redevelop the plot. Building demolition is a task which should only be carried out by fully qualified contractors. Attempting a DIY demolition could put your life at risk, could lead to contamination of the area and may be illegal under local law. Below is a guide to 4 benefits of commissioning a professional demolition service to carry out the work.
Health and Safety
A professional demolition crew will first carry out an assessment of the structure to establish any risk that it poses. Old buildings may have fallen into disrepair, which can lead to damaged roof structures and weak walls. If the demolition crew detect any weakness in the structure, they will erect scaffolding within the building while they carry out the demolition work section by section. If you attempt to carry out a demolition without understanding how different parts of the building support each other, you could find yourself bringing down the structure while you are still working on it.
Fully certified demolition experts will have full insurance cover. This means that if anything does go wrong during the destruction of the building on your land, you can be sure that you will not be left facing a large bill or legal costs. As a private citizen, it is highly unlikely that you would be able to acquire the same level of insurance.
Every member of a demolition team will be professionally trained in the art of safely demolishing a building. This means that they will understand how to use jackhammers, concrete grinders, explosives and heavy equipment such as bulldozers and wrecking balls. Each team member will also understand which tool is best suited to the particular part of the demolition job they are completing.
Before beginning work, a demolition crew will assess if the building contains any hazardous materials such as asbestos and will remove these materials before demolition begins. Doing so prevents damage to the environment and any potential health hazards. Demolition crews will also strip a building of any wood, metal or other material which can be recycled. This further reduces the environmental impact of the demolition.
If you would like to find out more about the many benefits of using a professional demolition service, get in touch with one today.