What Are The Benefits Of Manual Demolition?

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What Are The Benefits Of Manual Demolition?

14 October 2022
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You can demolish a building in various ways. While mechanical, induced collapse and explosive techniques work well in certain scenarios, there are times when manual demolition is a better option.

Here, your crew takes the building apart without using large pieces of construction equipment, wrecking balls or explosives. They deconstruct it bit by bit in reverse order to the way it was built.

What are the benefits of choosing a manual demolition?

Maximise Asset Reclamation

Mechanical collapse and explosive demolition can take down a building fast. However, these methods don't always allow you to take materials out of a building to sell, recycle or reclaim them.

For example, a wrecking ball brings down the whole structure. Anything valuable that is left in the walls or structure is likely to get lost in a pile of rubble.

If you use manual demolition, then you can strip out anything that is valuable, recyclable or reclaimable as you take the building apart. Some items, such as metals, have a resale value. Anything you can recycle or reclaim has an environmental value.

Get A Safe Demolition In Difficult Circumstances

Professional demolition contractors can take a building down quickly and safely. They know how to choose the right demolishing technique for the building, its location and its surrounding environment.

The right technique really matters here. If your building is close to other structures or sits on uneven ground, then some types of demolition won't work as safely as others. The wrong technique could see a building fall in the wrong direction or outside of its footprint zone. It might damage neighbouring land or structures.

If your building has potential problems, then a manual take-down is a safe solution. Your crew will deconstruct your building into sections. They can contain the structure during this deconstruction process and then remove the shell at the end of the job. Your demolition will be safer and won't have any unwanted impacts on land or other properties.

Manage A Selective Demolition

If you only want to demolish part of a property, then you have to choose a demolition technique that can take down part of the building without affecting the rest. This isn't necessarily an easy process.

For example, if you make a mistake with a wrecking ball, you could damage part of the property that isn't going to be demolished. If you remove the wrong internal structural elements in an induced collapse, too much of the building might fall.

Manual demolition allows you to pick and choose how much of a property to take down. The work your crew does on demolishing one part of your property is far less likely to have an impact on other areas.

To learn more, contact building demolition professionals.

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