Soft Demolition VS Hard Demolition
When most people think of demolition, they picture a giant wrecking ball reducing buildings to rubble, and when it comes to hard demolition, this is fairly accurate. However, soft demolition, sometimes referred to as deconstruction, is completely different. During soft demolition, a house or building’s physical structure remains intact and is simply taken apart piece by piece. Soft demolition is extremely useful for renovations, refurbishings, and remodels for both residential and commercial properties. Our team of professionals at Asbestos Control Group has the skill and experience to provide safe removal of all materials inside and outside of a home or building. We ensure that the structure of the property remains undamaged.
There are several pros and cons to soft demolition versus hard demolition, and property owners should consider all of them before making their decision. With soft demolition, you have the ability to preserve certain elements of the property; this can be especially important for those with antique features like windows, staircases, or cabinets. Additionally, soft demolition has the potential to save you a lot of money. By donating or recycling reclaimed materials from the property, you can receive a tax deduction and offset the project’s cost by a significant amount. While soft demolition does require more time and labor compared to knocking the property down, consider the fact that you have the potential to save a lot of money and will be able to start your project with an already existing structure rather than starting from scratch.
During the soft demolition process, our team of experts at Asbestos Control Group will scour the entire property removing and dismantling every little thing. For items that don’t need to be preserved, we will remove and pile them up to be recycled, donated, reused, or disposed of. We take special care not to damage the structural integrity of the existing property. Some of the elements that will be dismantled during soft demolition include:
- Floor Covering
- Ceiling Tiles
- Glass Panels
- And More
For people using soft demolition to create a clean slate for a remodeling or renovation project, it makes sense to have all superficial elements removed. However, underlying components like plumbing and wiring might be beneficial to keep in place. But if some of these components are damaged, or you plan on updating them, then having them deconstructed as well would benefit you. Some of the elements that people choose to remove or keep include:
- Wall Studs
At Asbestos Control Group, our team takes special care to ensure everything that is demolished or removed is done so carefully to protect the rest of the property. And don’t forget, anything that you have removed has the potential to be reused, recycled, or donated to contribute to possible tax deductions.
Soft demolition projects require the right tools and equipment, skills, background, and construction knowledge experience. Our team at Asbestos Control Group has all of these qualifications in addition to specializing in asbestos, lead, and mold testing, which is vital in projects like these. Before any deconstruction or demolition projects occur, a property should be tested for these harmful elements to ensure the safety of the workers and the property owners.
If you are considering having soft demolition done on your property, give Asbestos Control Group Inc. a call! Our team is friendly and knowledgeable in this field and are happy to answer any questions you may have.