Selective Demolition: Structure Stabilization
Demolition projects come in all shapes and sizes, and no two are alike. Some demolition projects are complete teardowns in which jackhammers, excavators and other heavy equipment are used to methodically take down a structure. The majority of projects, however, require only selective or partial demolition, which often requires more critical assessment and planning to ensure that a building is properly supported and stabilized to prevent accidental collapse.
All demolition projects have inherent dangers, and demolition accidents are, unfortunately, not uncommon. Many of these accidents are due to improper, inadequate, or lack of structural support during a selective demolition, partial demolition, or interior demolition project. Inexperienced or unqualified contractors are often unaware of how to properly stabilize a structure as demolition progresses and accidents occur when bearing walls or support columns are removed without providing adequate structural support. It is important to hire a contractor with skilled field technicians and engineers on staff, like R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services, to properly assess a selective or interior demolition project and provide temporary support where needed to work safely and prevent accidents.
About R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services
R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) in business since 1935, is a premier specialized contractor operating in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, with over one hundred employees and an exemplary safety record (we have been directly involved in four sites that received VPP OSHA Safety Awards). R. Baker & Son is financially strong, with bonding capabilities over $10 million. Capabilities include industrial and commercial demolition, rigging, machinery- and plant-moving, dismantling, decommissioning, plant and equipment relocation, interior demolition, selective demolition, warehousing, wrecking and razing, millwright, plant reconfigurations, heavy rigging, salvage, environmental services, remediation, decontamination, abatement, and investment and asset recovery.
Demolition, wrecking and razing, rigging, millwright, plant reconfigurations, heavy rigging, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business / SDVOSB, salvage, dismantling, decommissioning, plant and machinery moving, building demolition, riggers, environmental services, remediation, decontamination, abatement, interior demolition, investment and asset recovery.
R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services
1 Globe Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701