Demolition / Dismantling

06 ENV possesses the knowledge and experience to provide “turn-key” demolition, dismantling and decontamination services for the Specialty Chemical, Petroleum Refining, Pipeline and Battery Manufacturing Industries. Our projects have included selective and total demolition / dismantling of all types of buildings and vessels including poly and steel tanks, steel and glass lined reactors, transformers, chemical processing equipment, and pipelines.

If you are considering an industrial demolition or dismantling project at your decommissioned industrial facility or manufacturing plant, there are several factors to consider. What method of demolition is most appropriate for the property? How do you find the right demolition contractor? An experienced demolition and dismantling services contractor like O6 Environmental knows how to safely and properly handle your deconstruction job.

Methods of Demolition

When most people think of demolition they think of a wrecking ball, or perhaps explosives. But there is more to demolition than just destruction and the different means by which a demolition job can be undertaken each has its own pros and cons.

Deconstruction is a more environmentally-friendly form of demolition that keeps hazardous materials and debris out of landfills and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. This method includes asset recovery which is good for the salvage of material (assets) that could be reused. But it isn’t suitable for all projects, because deconstruction often requires a lot of work and time. Also, it tends to be more expensive upfront.

The demolition process requires expertise and specialized equipment. A demolition hammer is a small demolition tool used to break down small walls and columns. Larger demolition machinery such as excavators may be needed for total demolition. Specialized equipment requires great precision so operators must have expertise gained from experience. 

Dismantling vs. Demolition

Typically, a building that needs either demolished or dismantled has been decommissioned. Decommissioning is the process of preparing a building for either long term dormancy, repurposing or destruction. Dismantling involves removing components of a building and reusing them. In contrast to demolition, dismantling aims to minimize waste and maximize asset recovery. It is often more efficient than demolition, which usually requires the complete clearing of a building. Selective demolition is sometimes an option to reduce costs and waste and can allow for the reuse of some materials. Selective demolition can be used to make specific a refurbishment or improvements to a site.

Dismantling and demolition are usually used in the same context, though there are differences between the two. Structural demolition involves the complete removal of the building, whereas dismantling service involves removing valuable components and repairing or recycling them. The latter method is sometimes referred to as green demolition, as it aims to recycle or repair the structures’ valuable elements. Reusing materials, reduces the amount of waste and scrap metal and improves the construction industry’s contribution to the circular economy.

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

Dismantling is often used where there isn’t enough space to clear the entire structure. It can 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 safely removed and disposed of. In such cases, it is important to consult a certified professional to complete the dismantling process.

Hiring a Professional

When demolition and dismantling services are needed, it is important to find a qualified professional. O6 Environmental has the expertise needed for your demolition project. In addition to the demolition itself, we can handle bulk excavation and haul hazardous materials from the site.

Our demolition experts can use a variety of tools and heavy machinery to completely demolish a structure. After assessing the building’s structure, demolition experts will assess its safety and determine the most efficient method.

Depending on the size of the project, demolition contractors will need to prepare for various circumstances. Some jobs require only interior demolition, while others involve the demolition of entire buildings. They may also be required to install temporary supports and do manual labor. Some demolition contractors will also remove construction pieces and dispose of excess waste materials.

Call O6 Environmental to Handle Your Demolition Job

Demolition service is an extensive process that requires a lot of planning. Make sure you hire a company with experience in properly surveying for asbestos minerals, radioactive materials, flammable materials, and petroleum contamination.

The best way to choose a demolition service is to look for one that has worked on projects similar to yours. We are confident that in your research, you will find that O6 Environmental exceeds all of these criteria and is the perfect demolition company to hire for your demolition project.