The Art and Science of Construction

Some Reasons For Demolishing A Commercial Building

There are a lot of different reasons why a commercial space may be demolished. You may have some ideas on why this happens, but there might be other reasons for demolishing them that you have never realized. Here is more on the reasons for getting commercial demolition

The building is destroyed

Once a commercial building becomes so rundown that it's no longer safe and it would take far too much to have everything fixed that would need to be, it is best to demolish the building and start fresh by having a new one built. The other option would be to let it sit, fall apart even more, be an eyesore for the neighborhood, and continue wasting money each year on taxes, and this is really no option at all. 

The building continues to need repairs

Sometimes an owner is able to keep a building going, but it is at a huge expense. The building can get to a point where it is always in need of one repair after another. Just when the owner thinks they are close to having everything taken care of, something else seems to come up. A person who owns a money pit such as this is often better off demolishing it and starting fresh. 

The foundation puts the whole building at risk

The foundation is very important because if the foundation of a commercial building is damaged beyond reasonable repairs, then the whole building can be at risk. It can become a serious safety hazard that people shouldn't be working in. When the foundation gets to this point, the safe and responsible thing to do is to demolish the building. 

The building was built with hazardous materials

An older commercial building may have been constructed with a lot of hazardous materials. These materials can put those who spend time inside of it at risk of developing serious and sometimes even life-threatening health conditions. For example, a building that contains asbestos can put people at risk of developing mesothelioma. Some of the other materials a commercial building may have been constructed with include lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, mercury, and more. Demolishing the building and building a new one ensures a safe environment. There may also be serious infestations that have left the building in horrible shape, so the best option would be demolition. 

The building is not what's wanted

In many cases, the owner of a commercial building will have something in mind for the property that doesn't include the building. They may have plans for a whole new building or complex, and this means it needs to be demolished so they can bring their vision to life.