Demolition doesn’t just involve carelessly tearing buildings to the ground. You have to take care not to pollute the environment or damage any neighboring structures. Additionally, you have to ensure that you abide by the laws that regulate demolitions in a particular area.
But why is it necessary to carry out demolitions in the first place?
Buildings get old and worn out and sometimes and no matter what maintenance you carry out, things just don’t work. Other times, you may want to renovate or expand an existing house. The only viable option in these cases is demolition. This goes for all kinds of property whether commercial or residential.
Instances Where Demolition Becomes Necessary:
- Buildings hit by natural calamities.
Whether a building is to be demolished after a natural calamity or not depends on the kind of damage it has sustained. Floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and storms can cause significant structural damage that may make buildings uninhabitable. For instance, earthquakes can damage walls or building foundations, making them prone to collapse. To avoid future disasters, such buildings are better off demolished.
- Poorly maintained buildings.
For buildings to be in good working order and safe to use, they need regular upkeep and maintenance. Failure to do so may result in problems such as plumbing issues or structural damage that may make the building unsafe for use or occupancy. If this happens, the best solution is to demolish the building.
- Outdated buildings.
Old and outdated buildings are often complex and expensive to maintain. It can be challenging to install modern utilities or maintain modern safety standards on these buildings. To avoid these and other unwanted expenses, such buildings are often brought down. The exception to this are buildings that have been designated as being heritage sites or of historical significance.
- Unoccupied or neglected buildings.
Buildings that are unoccupied or neglected for one reason or another are normally demolished. This is because such buildings can become hideouts for criminals or drug addicts. Alternatively, teenagers or kids may be tempted to hang out in such places leading to accidents. To prevent this, these buildings are demolished and others put up in their place.
- When renovation or expansion is required.
Demolitions are also common when renovations or expansions are called for. When you want to expand a room or renovate a space, one of the best ways to do so is by bringing down a wall in a controlled demolition.
Contact Us Today
If you need any demolition work done in Phoenix or the larger Arizona, contact Smoot Contracting Group. We have the tools and expertise needed to ensure a safe, quick, and professional demolition. Our demolition services include interior demolition, complete teardowns, and also general demolition. We guarantee timely, affordable, and eco-friendly projects from start to finish. Get in touch with us today to make your ideas a reality.