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Sometimes, before you build something you have to break something. Often times when starting a new construction project, you won’t have a blank canvas to work with and will have to remove the current structure that is on the land. Whether it’s an old house, a dilapidated building, or a shopping center, there’s plenty of planning and work to be done. Here are some of the things involved in commercial demolition in north Oregon.

What Does a Commercial Demolition Project Involve in North Oregon?

Assessment of the Project

As all projects are unique, a demolition company will have to create an assessment of the scope of the job and come up with a detailed strategy for each particular project. This is when the company will survey the current structure and take note of the surrounding area. It’s important to know what kind of materials were used in the existing structure because this will determine the demolition strategy. Awareness of potentially hazardous or flammable materials is also paramount.

Estimated Cost

Once the assessment is completed, the company should be able to provide the estimated cost of the structure removal. This should be detailed and provide the client with an understanding of how the price was determined. There are many unique factors that could determine the cost of demolition and as the project moves forward this is subject to change in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

Project Plan

The next step in the process is coming up with a detailed plan for the project. There are a number of things to consider in the planning phase, and one of the most important is making sure that all the required permits to complete the job are obtained. Once that’s out of the way, the procedures and methods of the takedown will be mapped out. This involves making sure all safety measures are put into place.

Inventory and Inspections

Before the demolition occurs, an inventory should be conducted to make sure that anything salvageable is removed and put to good use. An inspection should be able to identify any hazardous materials like asbestos or lead paint. Anything hazardous should be removed safely and disposed of by the appropriate method and company. It’s important to catch any problems early to avoid wasting time and money when the project is underway.

The Takedown

Now for the fun part. Once all of the prerequisite steps have taken place, it’s time for the actual demolition. This requires a team of experienced professionals that know what to expect and put safety as the number one priority.

The Clean Up

While the demolition might be the fun part, it does create quite a mess as you might expect. The clean-up is one of the most important parts of the operation and the job isn’t complete until all the materials, fencing, and signage are completely removed.

A demolition project is a huge undertaking, and you want to be working with a team of experienced professionals that know how to get the job done right. Call Grant’s General Contracting today to talk to us about how we can help your project go off without a hitch.