Concrete is probably widely the most used material in construction. You will find it in highways, bridges, airport runways, skyscrapers and even small paved streets.
As with anything though, there will come a time that you want all that concrete to be removed. To most people, that sounds like a great headache, but to us, it's a great opportunity!
Getting rid of the old concrete can be so refreshing for the remaining structure, as it allows you to go in and dump new concrete. Some people will follow the re-surfacing route or just try and fill the structure with more concrete. The problem with small changes and small re-construction projects, is that you can actually make the situation worse than it actually is. Sometimes, it's just worth it to tear it down and start from scratch. So if you are one of the people that fit in this category and type of thinking, keep on reading.
I guess the biggest concern people have (and that includes the demolition companies) is how exactly - with which method will the concrete breakdown work. You probably have heard of concrete blasts and are afraid of damaging surrounding building. Which is why I want to give you as many options available as possible. Instead of blasting it in the air, you can perform a more surgical-type approach: the cutting method. What happens is we go in with the heavy machinery (that we always keep well serviced) and start taking it apart piece by piece. Because of the multiple machinery tools available in our fleet, we can actually perform the job much faster than "piece by piece." But I just want you to get the idea behind this approach.
Another approach we love using, is the impacting method during which we split open the pieces of concrete by applying pressure to the structure. It's similar to drilling, with multiple hits to the concrete which through its vibrations, cracks it open and shatters it into pieces. It's actually a very safe method.
If you have ever noticed some large CAT machines that have these large "jaws" that is used in the crushing method. And it's like when you chew your food: it crushes the concrete into tiny little pieces while weakened the surface around the one you operate on. It uses hydroelectric power so that it can withstand the big resistance concrete has.
Another great approach used by demolition companies in Atlanta is the pre-splitting method which basically uses this wedge that splits the concrete in have. That wedge can either be based on mechanical force from the heavy equipment, or even a chemical reaction.
The point here is you have a lot of options available, depending on your location, your immediate needs and even your budget. There isn't one thing that is applied across the board no matter the situation. So when searching for the greatest demolition contractor to take care of that concrete structure, make sure they give you as much information was given to you here. Don't hesitate to reach out to us and ask questions. We are here to help you find the best solution you can possibly get.
If you are afraid that such a process would be very dangerous for either you or your neighbors, rest assured we apply the greatest safety measures to ensure a very smooth and successful concrete breakdown and demolition process. As in any construction or deconstruction site, safety comes first and then the job at hand is something we care very much about. It wouldn't make sense for us to rush through the project, risking the well being of our workers and our clients. So you will be very happy to learn, that in over 20 years of being in the business, we have had minimal incidents (to no accidents at all) and in any case, we are all licensed and insured.
We don't just handle "the old barn" that needs to be demolished, but rather large implosion projects that even require local law enforcement to secure a perimeter. So we are very experienced when it comes to coordinating our teams and working safely next to other people and other buildings.
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