When the people of New Jersey think of demolition services, the first thing that may come to mind is demolishing old buildings to clear space for new structures. While that’s true, demolition services are also valuable in many other instances, such as emergencies.
Several types of emergencies can result in demolition as a solution. Don’t hesitate to call for assistance if you believe your commercial building needs emergency demolition services. It can be hard to determine what constitutes an emergency; small cosmetic cracks in the walls may not be a cause for concern, but if those cracks grow more and more each day, you could be facing a potential problem.
Here are the different types of emergencies that require demolition services:
When a building begins to experience structural failure, it’s a telltale sign that emergency demolition is required. There aren’t many ways to work around serious structural issues, and there could be various reasons behind them, such as poor construction, old building materials, weather damage, or accidental damage.
Keep an eye out for potential structural damage, such as the following:
- Interior cracks: You may notice cracks in the walls, floors, or window frames. This damage may be a result of foundational damage.
- Crumbling Concrete: Reinforced steel and other embedded metals can be the leading cause of concrete deterioration. As the metals corrode, they can expand and create tensile stress in the concrete, which leads to cracking and crumbling.
- Bowing Walls/Floors: The sudden onset of bowing walls and floors is a sure sign that there’s something serious happening, whether it’s due to weakened beams, crumbling concrete, and/or cracks in the foundation.
Sudden structural failure can also result from accidents in or to the building. If a semi-truck crashes into the main floor of a small commercial building, the damage could be so severe that the foundation becomes unstable. Other accidents, such as an explosion, can impede the structural integrity of a building.
If there’s a commercial building fire, the high temperatures and fire damage can ruin the foundation structure. Steel beams begin to soften at 392 degrees Fahrenheit and weaken at 752 degrees Fahrenheit. Concrete will lose its strength at 572 degrees Fahrenheit.
As with fires, explosions can seriously disrupt the foundation of a building. In some cases, explosions can damage only portions of a large commercial building, resulting in demolition services to deconstruct the remainder of the structure. Explosions can occur from gas leaks to faulty explosive equipment.
Buildings that are hit by natural disasters can end up with many structural issues, from water damage to a crumbling foundation. Many types of natural disasters can damage commercial properties, such as:
- Severe storms
These types of natural disasters can shift the earth, causing instability in building foundations. The extreme force of hurricanes, floods, landslides, and tornadoes can cause damage to concrete.
At Bella Contracting, safety is our main concern. As long as you’re safe, our contractors can take care of the job, no matter how monumental the damage is to your commercial space. We have experience working on numerous NJ demolition projects and understand the intricacies and skills needed for all jobs. Contact us today to learn more about our effective and safe demolition services.