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What You Should Know About Using Reclaimed Concrete Material

January 18, 2020

Reclaimed concrete material (RCM), also occasionally referred to as “recycled concrete pavement” or “crushed concrete,” is a material composed of graded aggregates bound together by a hardened cementitious paste. The aggregates in the material make up anywhere from 60 to 75 percent of the concrete’s total volume. Usually RCM is made after the demolition of Portland cement concrete, which is most frequently used for building roads, paved surfaces and some types of structures. When crews complete road reconstruction, demolition or utility excavations, they’ll take the concrete they pull up and send it for concrete recycling in Toledo, OH, which results... View Article

Can Demolition Projects Be Completed in the Winter?

January 7, 2020

Demolition is an essential aspect of the site preparation process that must take place before development and construction. From the demolition of small, aging structures on a property to the demolition of large commercial and industrial facilities, taking down existing buildings safely, effectively and in accordance with relevant regulations requires a lot of coordination. During the winter months, there are even more factors to consider. Read on to better understand how winter weather affects demolition projects in Toledo, OH. How winter weather affects demolition During the winter months, cold temperatures, heavy precipitation and freezing conditions can affect demolition projects. In... View Article

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... View Article

A Guide to Preparing for Successful Demolition Projects

December 6, 2019

Demolition projects sound fun, but they require more planning than you might initially imagine. To ensure that your demolition project happens safely, quickly and efficiently, you’ll need to follow a few basic steps. If you need specific help with demolition prepping in Toledo, OH, be sure to call the experts at Klumm Bros. Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect from your demolition project, from start to finish: The planning stage: Believe it or not, the most important stage of any demolition project is the paperwork. You’ll need to get the appropriate local or city permits in order... View Article

Do You Have a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)?

November 26, 2019

Do you have a construction project on your calendar? If so, you should also have a stormwater pollution prevention plan in Toledo, OH. This plan is key in preventing your site from wreaking havoc on the local environment. What is the plan and what should it include? Use the following guide to stormwater pollution in Toledo, OH and its management to create an appropriate prevention plan for your project. What is an SWPPP? This site-specific plan outlines potential sources of stormwater pollution at your project. It identifies methods to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff at the site and indicates which... View Article