Old buildings that are no longer in use can be in the way if your business is looking for space to build something new. A commercial demolition contractor can remove the building and the foundation for you, but the type of structure it is can affect the method used and the time involved in the demolition.

Determining The Level of Demolition Required

When you are considering having a building eradicated, the demolition company may be able to take it down with an implosion that will leave nothing behind. If you want to save some parts of it, the methods of demolition used will change. Working with a commercial demolition company that has experience removing entire structures, as well as gutting buildings and leaving the structure intact, can offer you some choices.  

The first step is getting the contractor out to the site to look at the building and then discussing what you need to have done. If you are building something new on the site, show them the plans so they can see what needs removing and how the new building will fit. This will allow the commercial demolition contractor to suggest a solution for your situation and ensure it is done correctly. 

Complete Removal

If the building needs to be removed completely, the commercial demolition contractor can bring in a crew and equipment to take the building down and remove the debris from the site. Often the steel and other building materials are separated so that the contractor can sell the recyclable materials, and the remaining material is hauled away. 

Concrete is often used as a fill material, and the demolition contractor will often have resources to dispose of the materials for you. In some cases, the commercial demolition contractor will sell the material to offset the job's cost, saving you money and clearing the site at the same time.

Partial Demolition

If you need to save some portion of the structure on the site, let the commercial demolition contractor know when they are surveying the job. There may be reasons that you can't save those sections, but the contractor will need to inspect them to determine that. 

If you want to keep the building but gut the interior, the contractor and their crew will use a completely different approach to the job. They will remove everything from inside the building using hand tools and small equipment so they do not damage the structure itself. 

Often, removing interior walls can mean putting in supports to hold the roof up, but the demolition contractor will know what needs support and how to do it correctly. If you have a contractor ready to renovate the building's interior, they can work with the demolition crew to sure up the structure as things are being removed. 

To learn more, contact a commercial demolition contractor.