Many people see abandoned buildings, schools, houses and more and think: Why don’t they just tear those eyesores down? Good question. The answer is: It’s complicated. Unlike what you might see on tv, tearing down a structure is far more than just swinging a wrecking ball into a building and calling it a day. New England Recycling is your preferred Massachusetts Demolition Company!
Demolition, the process of dismantling a structure by preplanned and controlled methods, is a highly complicated aspect of construction work. It involves experts who are highly trained to work with all facets of destruction including weather conditions, debris, materials, physics and more.
Let’s take a look at what’s involved.
Before demolition, experts must conduct a building survey to determine the best demolition method and remove any hazardous materials such as asbestos or radioactive substances. Next, they work to craft a demolition plan including equipment necessary for demo and debris clean up. Finally, the demolition team will secure permits and advise site workers of potential hazards.
Now it’s time to select the safest and most efficient demolition method. Types of demolition can include: implosion, non-explosive piece by piece removal, wrecking balls, excavators, and selective demolition.
Implosion—arguably the most impressive method of demolition—involves using explosives to knock out a building’s main supports causing the structure to collapse from the inside out. This method is used in less than 1% of demo projects and is usually employed to demolish large urban structures. Implosions require experts known as “blasters” to strategically plan the safe execution of this type of demolition.
While in some cases seeing an old building or structure demolished can make people feel sad or nostalgic, demolitions help to revitalize communities and aid in businesses evolving to become safer, greener, and more sustainable.
Along with partner G. Lopes Construction, NER specializes in a variety of demolition services. G. Lopes Construction, Inc. owns and operates 150 pieces of equipment, and NER has more than 85 trucks running daily including roll-offs, flat beds, low beds, and live floor trailers.
We work with the following sectors:
And provide services and equipment such as:
- Free estimates
- Total demolition and removal of all structures
- Total building demolition
- Emergency response
- Pulverizing oversized concrete onsite
- Shearing steel onsite
- Acquiring demolition permits – if requested
- Referrals to asbestos & hazardous waste removal companies
- Portable crushing of material on site
- Hydraulic hammers