One of the most beautiful and densely populated cities in California, San Francisco’s skyline is constantly changing as a result of its many aging and historic structures being renovated or removed. The city also has some of the strictest environmental standards in the country with demolition one of the most highly regulated industries there is.
V's Demolition Incorporated has been serving the San Francisco Bay area since 1983 with affordable demolition and deconstruction services totally committed to preserving the environment with green salvage.
You need an experienced, expert team who knows how to handle each step of the San Francisco demolition process. From the initial free survey of your site and assessment of the materials that can be recovered and recycled, to knowing how to obtain all of the City’s necessary permits and insurance requirements, and using the most advanced state-of-the-art dust control and site protection removing all demolition materials safely and recycling them responsibly.
Most importantly, you need complete confidence the job will be completed to your satisfaction on time and on budget.
V's Demolition delivers that and much more. Specializing in deconstruction services, which is the careful dismantling of structures to maximize the recovery of all recyclable materials. V's Demolition takes great pride in protecting the environment with green salvage by recovering up to 80% of building materials for reuse, gaining tax credits for donations of recycled materials that offsets the cost of demolition, and keeping it out of the landfills.
The same respect for the environment that guides our work is also dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of San Francisco’s historic homes with the green salvage of classic building materials like the bay windows, columns and ornamentation that gives San Francisco such a unique charm that’s recognized around the world.
Call today for an estimate on your demolition or deconstruction project in the San Francisco Bay Area: 800-801-8638 or Monterey Bay Area: 831-429-8638
Demolition requires expert knowledge of extensive health and safety regulations to be certain everything is handled properly.
Deconstruction is the art of carefully dismantling a structure to salvage all recyclable and reusable materials from the building. It can be the most rewarding part of demolition because of the tax breaks that are given for donated materials that help offset the overall cost of the demolition.
However, it is also a much more labor intensive process than traditional demolition because it involves more use of hand tools making precision cuts and carefully sorting and removing the component parts by hand rather than heavy equipment using brute force for mechanical demolition.
The deconstruction process is basically the reverse of the construction process, starting with dismantling the roof and working down.
Where there is as high of an awareness of environmental issues as there is in the San Francisco Bay Area, many people don’t mind the additional time and costs involved for the benefits of deconstruction knowing they are doing their part for the environment responsibly.
Deconstruction and green salvage help preserve the environment by maximizing the recovery of building materials to conserve finite virgin resources like old-growth forests from being cut for timber, and divert demolition debris from filling our landfills.
Deconstruction boosts the local economy by providing labor intensive jobs. It creates local business opportunities where communities can offer reusable green salvage for sale. By recycling local building materials, it cuts transportation costs and fuel emissions by keeping local building resources being reused locally.
- Asphalt from roofing and roads
- Gypsum drywall to be recycled
- Building components like doors and windows
- Ceiling tiles
- Flooring & carpets
- Bathroom fixtures
- Tubs and toilets
Demolition is one of the most highly regulated industries because it produces dust, noise, and odors that can strongly impact the surrounding neighborhood. Special care must be taken to turn off electricity and shut off gas lines to prevent fires.
Demolition contractors are often working in old buildings that are losing structural integrity or are being removed because of fire damage. This requires expert engineering insight and experience to execute safely.
One of the very first steps of any demolition project is to control dust and site protection is the creation of an egress which is a covered tubular chute to transport building debris to where it will be transported from the site. Usually to a waiting dumpster or dump truck.
Because demolition frequently involves the handling of hazardous materials like asbestos or PCBs there are a host of health and safety regulations that must be followed transporting and responsibly disposing of demolition wastes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Federal OSHA Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926) specifically covers demolition operations nationwide with additional stricter standards being applied on a California State level and a San Francisco City basis.
It requires and experienced demolition company and green salvage expert to assure all waste is handled properly fulfilling all local, state and federal health and safety requirements.
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