Demolition contractors must be meticulous about environmental and employee, arguably more so than any other contractor. This is especially true for commercial demolition; that is, the demolition or deconstruction of any commercial structure, ranging from a warehouse or factory to an office or storefront.
Many barns out there have seen better days -- in some cases barely qualifying as freestanding structures anymore. For too many barns, it seems like all it would take is one swift wind or a heavy snowstorm to send the structure tumbling to the ground. This doesn't have to be the case. There are multiple options to choose from when it comes to addressing a dilapidated barn, and letting it go to waste isn't one of them.
Building deconstruction, also referred to as "green demolition," is the careful dismantling of a home or building in order to salvage any reusable materials. This significantly reduces the amount of materials going into our landfills and clogging up our environment. The EPA estimates that roughly 250,000 homes are demolished in the U.S. each year, adding up to approximately 124,670,000 tons of construction and demolition debris (C&D). If even a portion of those homes were deconstructed, thousands of tons of waste would be diverted from landfills each year. That means big, positive changes for our environment and future generations.
Old barn wood is highly desirable in the construction, flooring, and furniture-making industries. If you have an old barn on your property, you’re literally sitting on a goldmine. However, this isn’t always the case, so a little investigating on your part can determine whether or not you’re in the money!
Each year, homeowners, business owners and property owners make the decision to demolish while often overlooking a more eco-friendly and sometimes more cost-efficient method of removal—deconstruction.