Demolition / Dismantling

O6 Environmental has over 20 years of expertise demolishing and dismantling industrial, commercial, and government facilities, providing tailored, cost-effective solutions with precision and integrity.

O6 Environmental provides “turn-key” demolition, dismantling and decontamination services for the Specialty Chemical, Petroleum Refining, Pipeline, Battery Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, and Agriculture Industries. We demolish or dismantle all types of buildings and vessels, either totally or selectively, including poly and steel tanks, steel and glass lined reactors, transformers, chemical processing equipment, and pipelines.

Our extensive experience has given us the knowledge necessary to carry out demolition and dismantling projects at all types of decommissioned industrial and manufacturing facilities. As a seasoned contractor, O6 Environmental evaluates your property and selects the most appropriate method of demolition, ensuring your destruction job is handled safely, in accordance with the highest standards and regulations.

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Methods of Demolition

Demolishing a building is not the same as destroying it. Demolition requires specialized tools beyond explosives or a wrecking ball, such as a demolition hammer to break down walls and columns or excavators to remove slabs and debris. Specialized equipment requires great precision. Operators need years of experience, but our expertise allows us to choose the best one for the job.

Deconstruction, for instance, is an environmentally friendly form of demolition that keeps hazardous debris out of landfills and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. It includes asset recovery, allowing us to salvage reusable materials. However, because it requires a lot of time, effort, and expense, it isn’t suitable for all projects.

Dismantling vs. Demolition

It is more efficient than demolition, which generally requires the building to be cleared completely. Selective demolition, on the other hand, reduces costs and waste, while salvaging some materials for reuse. It can also be employed to make specific refurbishments or improvements to a site.

Typically, a building that needs to be demolished or dismantled has been decommissioned. Decommissioning is the process of preparing a property for long-term dormancy, repurposing, or destruction. Dismantling involves removing components so they can be reused elsewhere. The goal is to minimize waste and recover assets.

Dismantling may also allow the owner to repurpose or reconstruct all or portions of the current structure in order to accommodate new end use requirements. O6 Environmental has been involved in several Brownfield and industrial redevelopment sites, helping transform the building into new usable space for industrial, housing, and recreation use.  

Dismantling and demolition are normally used interchangeably, though there are differences between them. Structural demolition removes the building completely, while dismantling removes valuable components for repair or recycling. Dismantling is sometimes referred to as green demolition, because it recovers the structure’s valuable elements. Reusing materials reduces waste and scrap metal, while improving your contribution to the circular economy.

When deciding on the demolition method, a thorough assessment of the property is necessary to ensure no hazardous materials are left behind. This includes surveying the area and developing a plan to manage dangerous substances. If a building contains asbestos, dismantling is normally safer than demolition. Asbestos abatement, asbestos removal, remediation efforts, or waste disposal may also be needed, depending on the condition of the site.

Dismantling is often used where there isn’t enough space to clear the entire structure. It may also be required if a building has intricate components or poses a safety risk. In addition, older buildings often contain hazardous materials that need to be removed and disposed of. In such cases, it is important to hire a certified professional to carry out the dismantling process.

Hiring a Professional

Demolition and dismantling requires an experienced contractor, such as O6 Environmental. We have the expertise needed for any demolition project. In addition to the demolition itself, we handle bulk excavation and haul hazardous materials from the site.

Our demolition experts use a wide range of tools and heavy machinery to completely demolish a structure. After assessing the building, our experts will evaluate its safety and determine the most efficient method of demolishing it.

Some jobs require only interior demolition, while others require the demolition of the entire building. Depending on the size of the project, contractors may need to install temporary supports, remove construction pieces, and dispose of excess waste materials, in order to ensure clean results.

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Call O6 Environmental to Handle Your Demolition Job

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Demolition and dismantling requires careful planning. It may require surveying for asbestos containing materials, radioactive materials, flammable materials, and petroleum contamination. Make sure you choose a company with experience working on projects similar to yours.

O6 Environmental has spent over 20 years demolishing and dismantling industrial, commercial, and government facilities - with the field resources required to safely remove, clear, and dispose of dangerous waste. Our team exceeds every criteria, delivering cost-effective services with precision and integrity. Contact us today to learn more about our demolition and dismantling services and ensure your structure is taken down safely and efficiently.

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