Concrete Demolition and Removal
The Lincoln Park Concrete Company
There are many reasons why concrete structures are being subjected to demolition. Sometimes, this is the only thing that can be done for structures that are beyond repair. Demolition and removal are also done of the structure is no longer productive or is not needed anymore. There are also instances when these are necessary activities to do when the concrete structure is not safe anymore. Whatever the reason is, concrete demolition and removal must only be done by a licensed concrete company in your area. Otherwise, it may be unsafe, and the concrete might not be disposed of properly.
Concrete demolition and removal are basic services for those who are experts in the field. However, hiring a company means additional expenses. Therefore, many people tend to try their luck at doing the demolition and removal themselves. However, this is not advisable. The tasks involved are heavy and special machinery are required. You would need special heavy equipment like hydraulics with pneumatic breakers and jackhammers. Trying to do demolition and removal on your own many merit more harm than good.
On the other hand, getting help from professionals from a reputable Lincoln Park concrete contractor can save you the grueling work and the possible safety hazards. Aside form that, the same company may also help you in case you are planning to have a new project development at the site of demolition and removal.
In case the reason that you are considering demolition is because of structural damage, it will be prudent to seek first some expert opinion before proceeding. The experts from your chosen concrete company in Lincoln Park have the expertise to determine whether a certain structure is still reparable. Repairing instead of demolition and reconstruction can help you save a ton of money. Therefore, thorough assessment and evaluation will be needed first and foremost.
Here are some clues that can help you see whether you should consider demolition or repair. For instance, the presence of very wide and deep cracks in many areas of the structure may mean that it is already beyond repair. In cold areas where the ground freezes, having frost heaves can mean that demolition is at hand. Another thing to look out for is settlement, which can result from poor subgrade preparation.
Now, here are some findings that may indicate that repair can still be done. One is cracks that are only thin with no noted evidence of settlement. Sunken concrete is also easily reparable by filling out. This is common at points in the concrete slab that frequently bear loads.
If demolition is the way to go, we can give you more reasons why having professionals do it will be better. After the concrete has been removed, transportation and disposal of the concrete will already be part of the services. That will be one less thing to worry about. Most of the time, the removed concrete will be brought to the proper facilities for recycling.
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