Top Missouri Construction Questions

Your Local Demolition Contractor Answers FAQs

Review common client questions as well as key construction definitions for a better understanding of Bellon Wrecking’s services and the demolition industry.

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Q: What is the difference between demolition and deconstruction?
A:  Conventional demolition is the practice of methodically tearing down specific parts, the interior or an entire structure safely through precise science and engineering.

Deconstruction pertains to the labor-intensive process of maximizing the preservation of valuable building materials during demolition for future use. On average, 90% of the materials produced during a demolition project are recyclable.

Q: What is considered commercial demolition?
A: Commercial demolition is the professional dismantlement of hotels, malls, offices and other properties used with the aim to generate a profit.

Q: What is industrial demolition?
A: Industrial demolition pertains to tearing down segments or the full leveling of buildings used to develop products such as chemical plants and manufacturing warehouses.

Hazardous materials are often prevalent in the industrial sector. Demolition strongly relies on an environmental remediation strategy for the health and safety of the surrounding area and those onsite.

Q: What is the definition of interior demolition?
A: During interior demolition, a construction team will keep the integrity of the structural space and only remove elements within the building including walls, ceilings and floors for future reuse.

Q: What is mechanical demolition?
A: Mechanical demolition utilizes cranes, bulldozers, excavators and any other powered mobile equipment and can be combined with hand demolition tools.

Q: When is implosion used during demolition?
A:  Building implosion is the calculated positioning and timing of explosives to result in the inward collapse of a structure. This method is typically applied to larger structures in urban areas when mechanical demolition is not a feasible option.

Q: What is asbestos and how does it affect my demolition project?
A: Asbestos is a combination of natural minerals. It is resistant to corrosion, electricity and heat making asbestos an advantageous component of protective sprays such as flame retardation andthermal system insulation. Asbestos was also commonly used on ceilings and tight spaces until 1978 in the U.S.

Exposure to asbestos can lead to several forms of cancer and lung damage. For the health and safety of frontline construction team and all of those involved in the demolition, Bellon Wrecking takes extra precaution during the pre-construction assessment to identify and remove any asbestos.

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