Client Satisfaction; Community Needs; Environmental Assurances
Removing a sizeable structure requires planning and preparation before the first piece of equipment rolls onto a worksite. To expedite the process and ensure client satisfaction, ERSI personnel assigned to a project work collaboratively with each client to establish project-specific timetables and projections. Site owners/managers know and understand their property the best; utilizing the existing expertise of the staff allows for a safer and more seamless site transition. In addition, ERSI’s self-performance of all phases of a demolition project ensures proper execution and communication with all involved.
An important aspect of every demolition project is environmental stewardship. ERSI estimates the potential value of the scrap materials and recyclables to ensure a cost-effective, environmentally friendly, ‘green’ project. Our commitment to reuse and recycle helps clients manage costs; protects the environment; and reduces the use of our overburdened landfills.
Anticipating and executing plans to address community concerns (i.e., dust suppression) is also a vital component of every demolition job. Should the need arise during implementation, ERSI works with the site owner/manager to adjust procedures or add policies that further ensure safe surroundings.
The components of any demolition project may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Equipment Relocation Services
ERSI aids in identifying the best means for disassembling, staging and finally transporting the equipment to its new location. Match marking ensures all components of a system remain together, and computer aided drawings are created to show equipment lines of separation and its orientation before disassembly. ERSI disassembles and rigs the equipment out of the facility.
- Recycling Services
ERSI evaluates the value of the variety of building components for re-use or recovery. After the salvage appraisal process, ERSI works to recover the value of industrial process components; controllers; large valves; and electrical equipment, including switchgear and motors.
- Interior Demolition
Interior demolition can vary from selective removals of flooring, false ceilings and specific walls to the complete removal of a building’s non-essential structures commonly referred to as gutting. ERSI performs building separations and selective structural removals as is required for additions or building renovations.
- Structural Demolition
ERSI utilizes its heavy equipment to methodically bring buildings to the ground in a safe and controlled manner. For smaller buildings, ERSI-owned Komatsu 200 or 300 series excavators pull the building down one bay at a time, working through the facility. Taller buildings may require one of the ERSI Komatsu 1100 or 1250 series excavators to shear and lower the roof trusses to the ground before vertical columns can be removed.
- Concrete Removal
Managing concrete and its related building materials is a key task in ensuring that a project is successful in achieving recycling goals. Where achieving a finished edge on concrete remaining in place is necessary, ERSI performs sawcutting operations. ERSI removes and segregates building slabs, foundations, footers, caissons, concrete masonry blocks, bricks and pavement materials. ERSI then utilizes one of its closed loop crushing plants to appropriately size-reduce the materials for reuse in a variety of applications, including: clean fill; base material for road beds; and a variety of other engineered subterranean uses.
- Transportation & Disposal
ERSI has a full line of roll-off trucks, trailers and containers to move and manage the variety of waste streams from a demolition project. ERSI also utilizes company owned semi-trucks with low-boy, walking floors, and dump trailers to move heavy equipment and large loads of waste materials. Having control of machinery entering, and waste streams exiting, means that ERSI is able to manage a project from start to finish.
- Dust Control & Migration
ERSI understands that containment of nuisance dust and sediment can help to minimize the direct environmental impact of a demolition project. To control airborne particles, ERSI utilizes wet demolition methods with manned fire hoses, water trucks, and a variety of DustBoss® machines. To control water runoff and travelling sediment, ERSI installs silt fencing around project sites and filter fabric over catch basins within work areas.
- Site Restoration
As part of a site’s renovation, ERSI may place topsoil, grade, landscape and seed the space.