If you are demolishing your home to rebuild or simply to sell the land that it sits on, then you may be wondering how the process actually occurs. Is it like the movies when gigantic skyscrapers are demolished using controlled explosives? Well, not quite. In fact, home demolition is a very simple process when done by professionals, but an important one to get right. Here is a quick, step-by-step guide of how your home demolition will work when you contract a professional demolition company.
Before anything is taken down at all, the demolition contractors will ensure that the area is properly protected and has undergone all necessary safety precautions. This includes making sure that any pedestrians walking past the site will not be pelted with tiny bits of debris by accident. It also means that the house has been checked for asbestos and either cleared or asbestos removal experts have been called in. Warning signs will be placed around the house so that everyone who enters the area is wearing the correct protective equipment and the site will be checked for any potential hazards that may impact the demolition.
The demolition process generally is done with simple excavators with bucket head attachments, not large bulldozers like you may expect. This allows for more control as the building is torn down, and also a lot less collateral damage, as the concrete, timber and other building material simply falls to the ground. These excavators also then load up the rubble onto the back of large trucks, so that it is kept out of the way and the process can continue until there is nothing left. This is not quick work, but it is important to be safe about this and each new attempt to demolish a new section must be carefully planned out.
After the home demolition has been mostly completed, there is still the problem of what to do with all the rubble. Luckily, if you hire a professional demolition service this is no problem at all, as they always dispose of the rubble by removing it to landfill sites that will accept it. If there is any recyclable material, such as metal, then these will be sorted through and taken to a different facility where it can be repurposed. After most traces of your old home are gone they will likely use a grader to ensure the remaining surface is stable.
For more information, contact a home demolition service.