Understanding The Difference Between Commercial Demolition And Deconstruction

If you have a commercial building that needs to be removed or knocked down, then you have the option of choosing either deconstruction or a demolition process. Both of these processes are quite different from one another, so keep reading to learn a bit about both so you can best decide which is the better choice for your business.

Commercial Demolition

When it comes to commercial demolition, there are several different types that you can invest in. Internal or interior demolition is one option where the inside of the building is removed in such a way that the actual structure is retained. This is something that you would often see in preparation for an interior remodel or an upgrade of the building and the ceilings, floors, and walls would likely be removed in this situation. 

Explosive demolition is the process of either imploding or exploding the building to completely demolish the entire structure. This is ideal when a complete rebuild is required or if your building is structurally unsound and is dangerous to keep erect. Keep in mind that the explosive process is far more complicated than it seems and does require a great deal of planning and preparation.

If your business is one that produces goods and may have chemicals, oil, or manufacturing equipment onsite, then you may need to opt for industrial demolition where contamination is a concern. During this sort of process, any contaminated materials are carefully removed and then discarded in accordance with local laws and regulations.

Commercial Deconstruction

If you want to make the most out of the decommission of your building in a way that also maximizes the number of recyclable materials that can be obtained from the demolition, then you may want to go with deconstruction. This process involves some more traditional demolition and then the demolished site is separated in terms of the different materials that were used to create the building. These materials are recycled once they are completely separated. The deconstruction process allows you to be environmentally conscious while also being able to receive some money from the various materials gathered from the demolition. 

Keep in mind that deconstruction does involve hand demolition, in most cases, so this can take a considerable amount of time and effort. Make sure to speak with your industrial demolition professional about the timeframe you are looking at and whether or not this fits in with your plans.