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5 Misconceptions About Demolition

Friday, December 16th, 2011

There are several common misconceptions about demolition, which lead to several frequently asked questions (FAQs). So we at Atlantic Environmental Solutions decided to address several of these inquiries to help shed some light on the often-misunderstood demolition industry.

Let’s jump right in…

Is it a waste of money to demolish one building to just build another?

The short answer is no. For the most part, buildings that are completely demolished are ones that are structurally unsafe or ones that would cost more to repair then to re-build. But complete building demolition is just one aspect of the demolition industry. There are also…

Gut Outs: This just means that everything in the building is removed, thus gutting the interior.

Partial Demolition: This refers to the removal of a single part of a structure. For example, when you want to put an addition on your house and you need to get rid of a single the wall. A professional demolition company can remove the wall without disrupting the rest of the house.

And much, much more!

Is it fun blowing stuff up?

Actually, explosive demolition no longer plays a big role in the industry. Instead, more mechanical techniques – like 360° excavators – provide a cheaper and more efficient alternative.

Demolition must create a lot of waste, right?

Far from it, actually. Many of the demolished materials – like bricks – can be recycled or even re-sold. Only about 5-10% of a building will actually go to a landfill.

Do you have any control during demolition?

Absolutely yes. Building demolitions are incredibly controlled. And if a building can not be demolished mechanically in a controlled manner, then the entire process is done by hand. The demolition process is handled as carefully as possible, minimizing risk and increasing efficiency.

Can anyone be a Demolition Operative?

For the most part, operatives are highly skilled and undergo extensive training in their position. So can anyone be a demolition operative? Yes…if they take the necessary steps and training required.

Who should you trust with your next Demolition Project?

Demolition for remodeling a home can be disruptive, to say the least. That is why you should put your trust in a company with a proven track record of quality work and exceptional customer service, like Atlantic Environmental Solutions. AES’ experienced interior demolition crews understand the need for their work to be done quickly, professionally and cleanly.

Prior to beginning your demolition project, AES will meet with you in order to understand the scope of your needs, your budget, and your timeline. We will share our methodology so you have a clear understanding of how your goals will be achieved. Regardless of the size of your project, expect dedicated crews, and experienced subcontractors, ensuring results that will exceed your expectations. Contact us for interior demolition services now.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Whether you need significant demolition that includes of thousands of square feet or just the removal of a kitchen or bathroom, rely on Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES). We can remove the roof of a house to prepare for a second story, or we can remove a wall to enlarge a room. There is virtually no limit to what we can accomplish on your residential demolition project!

We offer demolition services for interior construction and home remodeling.

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5 Misconceptions About Demolition

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