As an Oregon building demolition contractor, residential building demolition is one of Elder’s specialties. We pair our expertise with precision tools to remove homes and apartments, including those in tight spaces, while minimizing the impact on surrounding neighbors. Whether you’re renovating or rehabilitating an existing structure, or have a new construction project in the works, partnering with our trusted building demolition company will ensure that your unique needs are met using the highest industry standards.
Oregon Building Demolition for Residential Projects
There is no one-size-fits-all method for demolition. Demolition methods employed at Elder include:
- Mechanical demolition: Mechanical demolition is the most popular building demolition method. It requires the use of specialized equipment and tools, such as high-reach excavators equipped with special attachments. At Elder, we prefer the use of precision machinery because it allows us to maintain more control over the materials we remove, allowing greater opportunities to salvage assets.
- Deconstruction: Deconstruction is a green demolition method that maximizes the quantity and quality of salvaged building components so clients can reuse, recycle or sell them.
Being a Good Neighbor
The demolition process is noisy, regardless of using best practices. Elder places a high value on keeping the peace. When you work with us, our specialists will give you expert guidance on how to be a good neighbor with suggestions such as:
- Good communication: Let neighbors know your demolition and construction schedule to help them prepare for the upcoming noise and changes that might happen on your block.
- Scheduling: While you can’t placate everyone, considering your neighbors’ preferences regarding the best times of day to work on the noisier aspects of your project will make the experience more positive for everyone.
- Curb appeal: While it’s not always possible to hide eyesores, thoughtful Oregon demolition contractors will do their best to make sure a project doesn’t detract from the neighborhood’s best features.
- Gratitude: Do more than hang a sign that says, “Pardon our dust.” Dust control is very important on demolition sites and can be hazardous unless managed expertly. Visit your neighbors in person or send them a card to thank them for their patience. When the project is complete, invite them to an open house to show off the new space. A little gratitude goes a long way.
The most important aspect of a demolition project is the planning stage. When you work with Elder, we will assess your needs to create a custom demolition plan that maximizes safety and efficiency. Having a thorough plan also helps us determine costs, the equipment needed, amount of debris expected and the project’s timeline.
The building’s location, size, materials and condition, as well as the reason for the project, are all factors we bear in mind when creating a plan. Other considerations include:
- Hazardous materials that need to be removed prior to demolition, such as asbestos and lead
- Structural hazards
- Site remediation
- A building’s historical significance
- Building, fire and environmental codes
- Proximity to other buildings
- The project’s impact on neighbors, adjacent elements and the environment
- Seasonal conditions
Asset recovery is an important component of every demolition project. Once we know what assets are on your property, we can provide an estimate of their market value. Elder’s turnkey services includes recovering, reusing, recycling and selling your assets to help offset project costs.
The Expertise of Oregon Demolition Contractors
A trusted, reputable demolition contractor is happy to provide you with information regarding the following:
- Experience related to similar projects
- Safety record
- Insurance coverage
- Bonding capacity
- Licenses and certifications
- Training and experience of the specialists who will work on your project
- Financial strength
- Environmental responsibility
- Asset recovery
- Industry associations
- Statement of approach
Reverse engineering a building requires specialized skills and expertise. At Elder, our experienced workers receive ongoing training regarding the latest best practices, equipment use, and safety topics, such as personal protective equipment, accident prevention and hazard mitigation.
Expert building demolition plays a significant role in a project’s success. Your success is our priority. Contact Elder today to tell us about your project and receive a quote.