- On October 28, 2020
Building any structure takes a lot of time, but taking it down takes a lot of caution. Demolitions require a level of planning and safety that can only be achieved by hiring experts to handle the job.
Today we are going to explain some of the reasons why it is sometimes needed to destroy a building.
When a building has been up for many years, exposed to the elements, it is likely to get damaged. It can even become a danger to public safety when it’s about to crumble to the ground. This tends to happen when the building is disregarded or disused for a long time. Once the critical point is reached and it is declared as a danger to nearby pedestrians, it is too often that reparation costs are considerably higher than a demolition. And then the owners (or even the state) chose to destroy it for financial reasons.
Some structures build many years ago are not compliant with current laws and regulations for construction materials. And those laws were made to prevent past accidents from ever happening again. This includes buildings that are a fire hazard, or even buildings with lead plumbing, both of which can be highly dangerous. When a building is declared dangerous for one of these reasons, once again, demolition might be a cheaper way than renovation.
They say a lively city is always under construction, and that is because there is always a need to build new build new structures and to expand the existing ones. And sometimes these new edifications require some demolitions to happen around them, to give them the necessary space.
Nevertheless, regardless of the reasons for the levelling, the most important factor is to make sure it is a safe demolition, and the process is environmentally friendly!