A Glimpse Inside the Building Demolition Process

Have you ever wonder about how the building demolition process works? In order to safely and effectively demolish a building, a demolition contractor must orchestrate a series of perfectly timed and coordinated procedures. When a building is demolished, it is important to minimize the risk of damage to the surrounding area. Let’s take a glimpse inside the steps that go into the process of building demolition.

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Locate and Drill Holes
When a building is demolished, it is blasted in a procedure that is known as a “progressive collapse.” During a progressive collapse, each story of the building carries the next story down with it. As a result, the building explodes in a safe and controlled manner, without spreading dangerous debris. In order to create a progressive collapse, a blaster must drill dynamite holes in precisely located vertical columns.

Insert and Cap Dynamite
Once holes have been drilled in the proper location, dynamite can be inserted into the building. The sticks of dynamite are covered with blasting caps, which control the timing and force of each explosion. All of the separate dynamite sticks are connected to a single detonator cable, which will be used to activate the blast. To help control the force of the explosion, key areas of the building are tightly wrapped in plastic and metal fencing.

Detonate the Dynamite
After all of the preparations have been made, the building is ready for demolition. The blaster will activate the detonator cable, which will start a series of perfectly timed explosions. As the dynamite explodes, the building will collapse to the earth.

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