If asbestos material is more than slightly damaged, or if you are going to make changes in your home that might disturb it, repair or removal by a professional is necessary. Before you have your house remodeled or demolished, you will have to find out whether asbestos materials are present in order to obtain any kind of building or demolition permit.
Demolition is typically thought of as blowing up buildings or swinging a wrecking ball in order to take a building down. What most people do not realize is that demolition is an engineered process of safely and efficiently removing a variety of structures. Implosions make up less than one percent of all demolition projects and the crane with wrecking ball technique is seldom utilized anymore.
At abw, demolition is performed by highly skilled personnel with state of the art equipment. Hydraulic excavators have replaced cranes with wrecking balls and allow demolition to be completed in a much more controlled and efficient manner. Our excavators can be equipped with multiple demolition attachments including hydraulic shears, concrete processors, hammers, grapples and magnets. These attachments are easily interchangeable and provide alternative tools for completing demolition of various structures.
Associated building wreckers is fully committed to recycling, not because it’s the law, but because it’s the right thing to do. At the end of a building’s life, demolition generates large amounts of wood, metal and masonry that can be reused or recycled. Our strategic partnerships with outside recycling facilities in the northeast means we can be extremely competitive on each and every project.
During the initial investigation of the project we will identify those items that can be salvaged for resale at our facility. Often times these are cast iron radiators, boilers, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, mantles and various architectural pieces. Every pound of reused material that comes out of the project is a direct cost savings to our customers.
All occupations involve varying degrees of risk. A good, well-structured health & safety plan has a singular focus; risk management. The difference between a successful safety plan and one that fails is execution. Just as hazards change from job to job, associated building wreckers recognizes that a successful safety plan must not only have guiding principles that are the same for every job we do, but also be tailored to site specific hazards.
Asbestos fibers are incredibly strong and have properties that make them resistant to heat, hence their intrinsic value for so many years. Many products are in use today that contain asbestos. Most of these are materials used in heat and acoustic insulation, fire proofing, and roofing and flooring. Unfortunately, the same qualities that made asbestos a great insulator in the past make it hazardous today. Significant health problems often develop from prolonged exposure to disturbed asbestos fibres.
Associated building wreckers is also a provider of temporary or permanent roll off containers for construction cleanup, roofing debris removal, and demolition waste. Each of our roll off vehicles is radio dispatched and gps enabled to make sure we arrive to your jobsite on time, every time.