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Demolition at Quality Environmental, Inc.

In a demolition project, a building or structure, or a portion thereof, will be demolished or gutted in preparation for renovation, re-use, or redevelopment. At Quality Environmental, Inc., we use state-of-the-art equipment performing demolition services in Los Angeles to safely remove contaminants and protect individuals and the environment. With a comprehensive waste management plan, we are able to salvage and recycle a high percentage of materials for later use if necessary.

What Is Demolition?

There is a lot more to demolition than knocking structures down. It is a complex set of tasks that includes:

We perform demolition services as a sophisticated craft using state-of-the-art equipment, including cranes, loaders, excavators, and hydraulic equipment with specialized attachments.

What Is the Difference Between Deconstruction and Demolition?

There is little difference between demolition and deconstruction. Both methods routinely recycle a high percentage of materials on a project site – approximately 90%. The difference is that more equipment and technology are used in demolition, whereas deconstruction tends to be more labor intensive.

Deconstruction involves more dismantlement by hand of potentially recyclable materials. However, the goal of both demolition and deconstruction is the same – to maximize the amount of marketable recyclable materials generated in a demolition project.

What Commodities Are Generated in a Demolition Project?

The demolition industry has been salvaging materials since long before green became a byword. Most materials generated during demolition of structures or facilities have market value and should not to be treated as waste. Commodities recovered in a demolition project may include:

  • Metals (including iron, steel, copper, brass, and bronze)
  • Concrete, brick, porcelain, and other aggregate materials
  • Insulating materials
  • Wiring and conduit
  • Plasterboard
  • Wood
  • Carpets and flooring
  • Roofing materials
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Soils

Demolition and Asbestos

Although it was not always the case, the health risks associated with asbestos are now well-known. Asbestos is a carcinogen, posing a serious danger to humans when airborne particles are inhaled or swallowed.

This naturally-occurring substance, mined from the ground, was widely used in the 20th Century in building and industry because of its affordability and desirable properties. Asbestos has been used in construction for:

  • Pipe and ceiling insulation
  • Sound attenuation
  • Flooring
  • Roofing materials
  • Cement products
  • Sprayed on fireproofing

Safe and complete removal of asbestos, or asbestos abatement, is an important part of the demolition process. At Quality Environmental, Inc., our technicians act quickly to remove all traces of asbestos to fully address your health and safety concerns, while meeting all regulatory and legal requirements associated with asbestos abatement.

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Demolition and PCBs

PCBs are polychlorinated biphenyls – an organic chemical additive used in transformers, capacitors, electrical systems, heat transfer systems, rail cars, and coating materials. PCBs are slow to break down in nature, and have been linked to health issues, including skin conditions and possible liver damage. Demolition involves proper handling and removal of oils and fluids containing PCBs along with PCB-contaminated equipment.

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Types of Demolition Projects

At Quality Environmental, Inc., we offer a range of top-quality demolition services, tailored to the needs of our clients and their projects.

Interior Demolition

Interior demolition involves demolishing spaces within a structure, typically in preparation for re-use or upgrading. This work often entails removal of ceilings, interior walls, flooring, and utility services, as well as selective structural demolition and salvage.

Industrial Demolition

Interior demolition involves demolishing spaces within a structure, typically in preparation for re-use or upgrading. This work often entails removal of ceilings, interior walls, flooring, and utility services, as well as selective structural demolition and salvage.

Commercial Demolition

Commercial demolition involves complete or partial dismantlement of commercial properties. This may include hospitals, government buildings, shopping malls, office buildings, hotels, and other commercial structures.

State-of-the-Art Demolition Services

Quality Environmental, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business that deals in neutralizing environmental hazards, and is known for providing the highest quality demolition services in Los Angeles. Our professional staff have more than 50 years combined experience in the industry.

As an environmentally conscious company, we have developed comprehensive waste management and salvage strategies. Our clients include general contractors, roofing contractors, developers, and building owners in a range of industries, from government and military installations to insurance agencies, institutions, and religious organizations. Our team is committed to providing a safe and productive environment in commercial, industrial, government, and residential structures.

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