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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