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Common Demolition Problems

There are several common problems that can arise during a demolition project:

  1. Structural damage: If not done properly, demolition can cause damage to the remaining structure, making it unsafe to live or work in.

  2. Asbestos exposure: Many older buildings contain asbestos, which is a hazardous material that can cause serious health problems if inhaled. Professional asbestos abatement must be done before demolition can proceed.

  3. Environmental hazards: Demolition can create dust and debris that can be harmful to the environment and surrounding community. Proper measures must be taken to contain and dispose of these materials safely.

  4. Noise and vibration: Demolition can be loud and produce a lot of vibration, which can be disruptive to nearby residents and businesses.

  5. Damage to neighboring properties: Demolition work can cause damage to nearby properties, such as broken windows or cracked foundations.

  6. Delays and cost overruns: Demolition can uncover unexpected structural issues or hazards that can delay the project and increase costs.

  7. Legal and permit issues: Not getting necessary permits, or not following local building codes can result in fines, legal penalties, and even halt to the project.

Hiring a reputable and experienced contractor, who can anticipate and manage these issues, is the best way to avoid them.

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