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Top 5 Demolitions of 2017

Demolitions and related subjects, such as illegal dumping, was a big part of the news for 2017. It was quite a year in terms of the wide variety of news that is related to the demolition industry. Here are the top five stories about demolitions and related subjects that occurred in 2017. Drop Hammer In Finland, a bridge that was built in 1977 was demolished by a device known as a drop hammer. The hammer itself weighs nine tons in total and has ... Read more

The Dangers of DIY Renovations

It’s not surprising that renovations have become quite common in recent years, given the changes both in the home and in businesses trying to get the most out of their properties. However, there are plenty of dangers involved in the renovation process, so homeowners need to be careful when making changes to their residences. Here are some of the more common dangers that you may face when renovating your property. By taking the right precautions, you can minimize the chances for injury ... Read more

What You Need to Know About Interior Strip-Outs

This article is part of our “Need to Know” series. Check out more articles explaining the basics of environmental dangers and remediation here!  For businesses that need more space for offices, buildings, or facilities, it can be an expensive proposition to buy or rent new space. However, thanks to interior strip-outs, businesses can redesign the space they have for maximum efficiency. This form of demolition allows for new walls, flooring, and ceilings to be put in so that the interior space is better used. What ... Read more

Demolition 101

Most people are familiar with the spectacular destruction of buildings using explosives. However, the truth is that most demolition projects are performed step-by-step using cranes, loaders, wrecking balls, and hydraulic equipment. While explosives may be used from time to time, in most cases demolitions are performed with equipment designed to tear down buildings and structures. The process itself starts with clearing the site of all removable objects (dismantlement), proper site clearance, and remediation of the environment. This means that anything which can ... Read more

The Dangers of Polychlorinated Biphenyls

You may have heard about polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), but not fully understand what they are or the danger that they may present to you and your family. While PCBs have not been in active use since the end of the 1970s, they are still present in many homes and environments where they can become a health threat. What are PCBs? PCBs are man-made chemicals that were used in different applications ranging from inks, paints, flame-retardants, adhesives, surface coatings, and more. They are most ... Read more

Interior Strip-Outs: What to Know

The destruction and removal of a building requires many steps. One of the most important is called the strip-out, a process that is vital towards ensuring that the building is ready for the final demolition process. What is an Interior Strip Out? This is when all the internal materials of the building, save for the supporting structure, is removed. All the parts that can be removed without compromising the structural integrity of the building are taken out so that the final process of ... Read more