Demolition Los Angeles
A “demolition” refers to the removal of any building or portion of a building that bears weight, or is integral to the structure of a building.
While demolishing or dismantling a structure may seem simple enough, it actually involves many risks and must follow extensive WHS Regulations related to construction work, in order to avoid injury and unexpected collapse.
From assessing the structure to carrying out any necessary demolition work in a safe, clean way that keeps the rest of your property free from damage, Pacific Green Homes will work with you and for you every step of the way.
Demolition work means to demolish or dismantle a structure or part of a structure that is load-bearing or otherwise related to the physical integrity of the structure, but does not include:
The word “demolition” may bring to mind the image of a wrecking ball and a pile of rubble, but modern demolition is a much more involved and careful process of deconstruction.
The deconstruction of a home or part of a home allows for the salvaging of materials, which can often be reused in the rebuilding or remodeling project that the demolition is a part of, or in another construction project. This is not only a less wasteful method of remodeling, it is a great cost-saving measure.
The deconstruction process also prevents dangerous collapse and injury, and keeps the surrounding property, or any remaining portion of the structure, free from unwanted damage.
Careful deconstruction is particularly important when only a portion of a structure is to be demolished, especially when that portion is load-bearing or essential to the integrity of the home’s structure.
Partial demolition is key to many major home remodeling projects, such as removing an external wall for an expansion, or, in some cases, converting a home to an open or other floor plan.
When removing a load-bearing portion of a structure, it is particularly important that the deconstruction process be exact and careful, to prevent the loss or collapse of any portion of the structure.
Our designers and contractors at Pacific Green Homes are experts in demolition and the deconstruction process, and can work with you to come up with and execute the renovations you need safely and effectively.
Budgeting for a Demolition Project
Demolition is typically a small portion of the budget for any major remodeling or reconstruction project, averaging only around 10% of the total project budget. However, it is sometimes hard to know before going in what the exact demolition needs will end up being for a particular renovation. Sometimes more of a structure requires removal than anticipated from the outside.
With any remodeling or renovation budget, it’s important to add a cushion of 10 to 15% to your projected total costs, in case unexpected costs emerge.
However, with skilled and professional demolition and deconstruction workers, you are able to have peace of mind about the demolition stage of your project, knowing that it won’t begin with an unexpected collapse or structural error. Pacific Green Homes specializes in demolition that is professional, careful, and cost-effective.