27. Apr 2018

How Demolition Benefits Your Community

Demolition means destruction to many people. It is rarely viewed as a necessary step towards positive change and growth. However, the benefits of demolition help communities around the globe every day. You may not be aware of how demolition can be a boon to your neighborhood, and you may actually take the demolition industry for granted. That’s ok. In reality, demolition aids in disaster response, helps with community development, and promotes environmental responsibility.

Environmentally Responsible Demolition

Environmentally responsible demolition helps protect the surrounding environment in two primary ways: contamination control and recycling. When an old chemical manufacturing plant or abandoned gas station is polluting the area, demolition experts are the professionals brought in to assess and safely clean up. In addition, approximately two thirds of all US steel production comes from salvaged steel. This is in large part due to efforts by the demolition industry to recycle and reuse everything possible from a site.

Demolition and Recycling

From rebar to concrete to wooden studs, we make it our focus to sort through the rubble and make use of each item that can be recycled. This decreases the strain put on our local environment by reducing the need for raw materials to be used in new construction.

Demolition and Contamination Control

For contamination control, out experts know how to identify and remove dangerous contaminated materials, find the appropriate treatment facility, and replace the undesirable material with clean soil, making areas safe for parks, housing developments, and schools.

Demolition and Community Development

As buildings age and become unsafe, demolition teams are the professionals called in to assess what can be restored and when a building is no longer safe for usage. Indeed, cities, counties, and local government agencies rely upon demolition crews to assess the structure in question and develop appropriate options. Sometimes the only option is to demolish the structure. While it can be sad to see old, familiar sites torn down, this is a crucial element to growth and rejuvenation in communities. By removing old, unsafe, and decaying buildings, we make room for new development, which represents the life blood of a thriving neighborhood.

Demolition and Disaster Response

Natural disasters such as tornados, hurricanes, and earthquakes create plenty of destruction to homes and buildings. After the disaster subsides, demolition crews are frequently working alongside first responders as the clean up begins. We also play a crucial role in search and rescue after a natural disaster. In addition, we provide the expertise to determine which buildings are safe to enter and which are far too dangerous. We also help by using our expertise to clear all the rubble and haul it away to allow the developers to make use of the space again.

For more information on how our team of demolition professionals can assist your community, contact SV Demolition today at 408.218.0993.