If you're planning to renovate/remodel your home this year, chances are that you may need to knock down a few walls in order to bring about the changes that you want. Knocking down walls allows you to remodel the internal setting of your home by creating more space, allowing more light to get inside, and giving you more options. As you can imagine, knocking down walls in your home is a risky and delicate affair. For this reason, it is best to have a professional demolition contractor handle the work. Read on to learn more.
About internal demolitions Internal demolitions are common. They fall under partial demolitions. This is where only part of the building is demolished. This is as opposed to bringing down the entire structure (full demolitions). Partial demolitions require a lot of care because the structural integrity of the remaining structure has to be left intact. Internal demolitions are especially risky because the parts being demolished are within the building that needs to be left standing.
The process Once you contact a residential demolition company, they will make a site visit to your home. Here, you'll get a chance to show them what you want to do. They will then examine the architectural structure of your house and advise you on whether to proceed as planned or to adjust your plans in a certain manner. Once a demolition plan is agreed upon, the team will take photos and measurements.
On the demolition day, the team will place hazard signage for the public and install safety gear all around. You will be required to exit the premises for safety reasons. The team will then use their tools and equipment to demolish the marked areas. Once done, they will confer with you before finishing up. At this point, you will need your builder to step in and commence the rebuild.
The different aspects of an internal demolition
- Site inspection. As explained above.
- Strip-out service. This is where the fixtures, electrical and plumbing systems are removed from the walls.
- Dust control. Tarps and netting structures are installed to trap dust from spreading internally and externally. Water Irrigation may be applied.
- Actual demolition. Here, different tools such as hammers, drills, and saw blades are used.
- Asbestos handling. If any asbestos is detected, the demolition team will safely extract and pack it in specially-designed bags. For this, the team must have an asbestos license.
- Site clearing services. Once the demolition is done, the team will collect all the extracted waste and remove it from the site.
Using a residential demolition company for the job increases the chances of getting the job done right without compromising on quality, safety, and the integrity of your home. Talk to a contractor today and get the process running.