Conventional demolition is that which has a large labour content and uses small machinery. This includes the use of compressors, jackhammers, and small loading machines, but the main element is the employment of skilled and experienced labour. Economy speed and above all safety rely on this.
This is the most commonly used approach for the average demolition contractor. This method involves knocking down buildings through mechanical tools such as cranes, bulldozers, excavators, rams and, yes, the wrecking ball. Mechanical demolition workers break the structure down into smaller pieces that can then be sorted and recycled or discarded.
Pre-cutting of the steelwork for collapsing or felling is a highly skilled and specialized technique, used in conjunction with machine pulling or removal of support by explosives. In the cases of power stations and some industries, chimneys and venturi cooling towers are involved. These are normally felled by controlled explosives, and each are subject to different specialized techniques.
The key to success is detailed preparation by pre-cutting. This allows for later removal of supporting elements, but without disturbing the stability of the structure. The main demolition is then brought about by the supports being taken out either by a machine pulling or by explosive driving charges. This is done from a safe distance, with no risk to the workforce.
Procedures to control fiber release from asbestos-containing material in a building by encapsulation, encasement, or removal. Asbestos is very dangerous if the asbestos fibres are inhaled it cause serious diseases that are responsible for many fatalities. Exposure to asbestos may cause potential life-threatening diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and diffuse pleural thickening.
Our specific partners keep with the Legislative Requirements which is governed by the Asbestos Regulation, OHS Act (85 of 1993).
The process of returning the land in a given area to some degree of its former state, after some process (industry, natural disasters, etc.) has resulted in its damage. Many projects and developments will result in the land becoming degraded, for example, mining, farming, and forestry.
Soft Strip is the process of removing all non-structural elements inside and outside of a building to facilitate demolition, refurbishment or re-modeling works. Soft Strip works can either be undertaken by General Demolition as a standalone project or as part of a package of overall works for a property.
Dismantling involves the careful deconstruction of building components for repair. Also differs from demolition in that it does not generally involve the clearance of an entire structure.
We specialize in the clean-up of unwanted clutter, junk, rubble, wreckage and ruins. We have all the skills to remove waste from anywhere and complete our job to the highest of standards. We service all size jobs customizing each job to accommodate your needs. No job is too big or too small for our professional team.
Before any demolition activities can take place, there are many steps that must be carried out beforehand.
Performing asbestos abatement
Removing hazardous or regulated materials
Obtaining necessary permits
Submitting necessary notifications
Development of site-specific safety and work plans
Our specific partners have demolished many structures in order to move forward with the future needs of a site. The project portfolio ranges from high-rise structures to residential and industrial demolition, and our works often take place in areas where sensitivity to the surrounding environment is paramount.
Before commencing any demolition, our management team will visit the site to assess the safest and most efficient means of completing the works. This helps extend the useful life of our landfills and helps your project attain LEED status.