Tips for Commercial Building Removal
What is the most common method for commercial demolition?
Commercial structures, like residential structures, are most often demolished using heavy machinery, like excavators, bulldozers, wrecking balls, etc.
This equipment is powerful and technologically advanced, allowing skilled technicians to quickly and safely bring down a building. While not as extreme as explosions/implosions, mechanical demolition can create quite a bit of noise, dust, and vibrations.
Finding the right debris removal solution is imperative to a smooth demolition process, so be sure to discuss this with the contractor(s) you speak with.
What are the rules and regulations for commercial demolition?
There are rules and regulations when it comes to commercial demolition, so make sure you and your contractor are aware of them and follow them accordingly.
The Clean Air Act requires that all National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulations be followed.
These regulations require the owner/operator of the building to notify the appropriate state department prior to any demolition (or renovation) of commercial buildings containing asbestos takes place.
Certain operations are also prohibited from releasing any visible emissions into the air. They are also required to follow specific air cleaning and hazardous waste removal procedures.