Probably one of the first things that come to mind when we hear the word “demolition” is just destruction. However, the actual practice of concrete demolition and removal takes more than that. The processes are handled carefully and planned with utmost care. This is to ensure that no collateral damages are made. Moreover, for concrete, it is important that the site is left clean for the possible construction of a new structure. Here is where the “removal” part comes into play. The scrap concrete from all these activities needs to be gathered and transported so that they can be processed in the right facilities and used again. These processes are usually straightforward for professional concrete companies in Stamford.
Now, when exactly will you need these services? Well, there is no single, simple correct answer as it may vary from case to case. A frequent reason why demolition is being requested is when the structure cannot be repaired anymore. This is commonly the case for concrete driveways. If built properly, concrete driveways can last for many years. On the average, 30 to 40 years. It will also take some years before there will even be a need to have some repair done for it. However, after years of repeated repair, time may come when repair will not help anymore. For these instances, it may be prudent to consider demolition.
It can be tricky to decide whether demolition is the appropriate next step for a concrete structure that has been damaged. If the destroyed part is extensive and the concrete is crumbling, it may be no question that concrete demolition will be the best path to take. On the other hand, if the damages are just thin cracks or sunken concrete, it may be a straightforward decision to have it repaired. However, in between these, there lies some gray area. For these instances, the damage may be moderate, but you are not sure whether demolition is the right thing to do or if repairing is still a viable option. If you cannot decide on your own, the best thing to do is to have an expert from a Stamford concrete contractor assess these damages. They will be able to better determine whether a seemingly intact structure is already extensively damaged underneath. On the other hand, they know the limit at which repair can still be successful.
Our company has protocols in place to make sure that the demolition projects can proceed safely and efficiently. One of the ways to ensure this is by having the proper equipment ready. We usually bring hydraulic breakers and jackhammers. We also have steps to take to make sure that the area is safe and that no untoward incidents occur.
Part of the protocol we follow is our objective to recycle concrete. We have partnered with a nearby recycling facility, where we will bring the scrap concrete that we obtained for proper processing.
If you need a concrete contractor in Stamford for concrete demolition services, call us now at 203-409-1716.