The Different Kinds of Demolition : Klumm Bros.

The Different Kinds of Demolition

December 20, 2019

When you’re in the process of planning for a demolition project, the type of demolition method you choose is just as important as the budget, contractor and permits. Not every project will lend itself well to a certain demolition method, and vice versa. Some methods allow for better recycling, while some are quicker. Whichever you choose, you’ll need to take into account your building’s makeup and location.

To ensure that your project goes off without a hitch, review these common types of demolition—then call the experts at Klumm Bros. to see if implosion demolition, wrecking ball demolition or another type is right for your project in Toledo, OH:

  • High reach: High reach demolition is a variety in which a tall machine—usually an excavator—is outfitted with an arm that has a telescopic boom. A demolition tool like crushers, shears or a hammer is attached to the end, allowing for the demolition of buildings over 66 feet tall. This destroys the building from the top down, and allows the ground crew to sort through the waste for salvageable or recyclable materials. Bonus: this method allows for a far smaller ground crew.
  • Implosion: Implosion demolition in Toledo, OH is achieved by placing explosives in precisely-selected areas, which brings down a building quickly and safely. The structure will collapse in on itself. While popular and quick, it’s also far more dangerous than high reach demolition.
  • Selective: Selective demolition is the “green” option when it comes to bringing down a building. This type of demolition strips the building piece by piece, so that certain parts of the building materials can be recycled. This is not used to take down an entire building, but rather portions—including stripping the interior so it can be rebuilt or renovated. If you’re looking for an environmentally-friendly solution or simply want to preserve perfectly good parts of the building, selective demolition can be a great choice.
  • Wrecking ball: Anyone who watched cartoons in their youth is familiar with wrecking ball demolition. A huge, heavy ball (up to seven tons) is suspended from a chain and swung into the building, knocking it down. Wrecking ball demolition in Toledo, OH is far less common these days—partially because it’s a very dangerous form of demolition, and partially because the cleanup is less controlled than with other methods. There is always a danger of the crane tipping over, and it can’t be performed anywhere that’s too close to power lines or other structures that may be damaged during the process.

Hire the right demolition contractors for your job

While some demolition crews only deal with commercial or residential projects, the team at Klumm Bros. has the skills and equipment that allow us to tackle both. Our demolition team scales to meet the demands of your project, working together to bring down your structure quickly and safely. We’ve got experience working on all different types of demolition projects and can meet the unique expectations of yours, including crushing and screening concrete or providing hauling services for debris. For more information, contact us today!

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