Process of building demolition

Posted: 13th October 2014

Building demolition is one of the most dangerous jobs. If just one little calculation is off or something unexpected happens, it can literally blow the whole top off the project. Various methods are used depending on the size of the building, the materials it is constructed of, and its location. This can include the use of heavy equipment or even bombs in order to reduce a building to rubble.
When a bomb is used in the demolition of a commercial or industrial building, it is called implosion. This is because the bombs are placed in just the right spots to make the building collapse on itself. If they were to use explosive techniques in building demolition, this would scatter the rubble and could result in serious injury for people and other buildings. With implosion, the mess is contained in a smaller, easier to manage area.

When most people hear the word building demolition, they tend to think of the giant steel balls crashing through the walls of a building. In all honesty, wrecking balls can be unwieldy and hard to control, which is why they are rarely used in demolitions. They are still very handy when demolishing a building made of stone or with a bunch of steel supports in it as these are stronger substances that require more force.

Instead of using wrecking balls for every project, companies are more likely to use cranes, excavators, bulldozers, and hydraulic hammers, as these are easier to manage and work better for projects in densely populated areas. When there are more people around there is more danger, which is why these areas will often be fenced off to keep the public out.  Just like houses, it is important to make sure permits are obtained before demolition begins.

KBE Asbestos Removal & Roofing Contractors are licenced to do building demolition for Perth residential and commercial structures. They have been doing business in Perth, Australia for more than 25 years and have always utilised the strictest safety precautions for their workers and the public. They can also help with Asbestos removal, roofing, and wall cladding needs. For further information on KBE’s building demolition services, please visit