Demolition That Makes Some Sense

So, a couple days ago I was reading a report on some homes being demolished because of a water line cracking beneath the earth, under those homes creating a sink hole. This area of construction is in the sewage and water damage side of things and it’s quite an interesting thing that has been happening these last few days.

You remember how I talked about in some other post about government getting in our lives and determining what building should be demolished or not? I was very critical of people that use the excuse of “heritage” and “culture” to keep on preserving old buildings that no longer are supposed to be standing (and pose a threat towards people) but should rather be demolished to the ground. That would provide the opportunity to create something brand new, with new technology and new materials that would last 80 years or so.

Well, in this case and this story I can totally agree with any government involvement in taking down those homes. People need to understand living there, that their life is at stake and they absolutely need to get down there to fix the problem so it doesn’t spread into other homes of their neighborhoods. I am sure, that the local government and philanthropic institutes, are going to help fund their new homes or at least provide them with some financial assistance. In any case, those homes needed to be demolished because there would be a danger of collapse. And say the building was empty, then no big deal. But imagine someone living in there, and suddenly the house gets sucked down into a giant hole (as we’ve seen happen over and over again.) So kudos to the people that took action here, and a lot of hope and wishes sent over to the people that had to live in this unfortunate situation of basically losing their homes, right under their feet.

I would be curious as to the actual work that is going to take place down there, and if they are going to be able to find a permanent solution to the problem. Most likely, once this geological issue is fixed, these people will be able to go back and build from scratch their new homes. It would be sad if say thirty years from now, they had the same issue (or their children that inherited the home had the same issue.) When something in construction is done, it should be done the first time. No time for re-runs and checking up again on the issue some other time.

Lots of luck to the demolition company that is going to be performing this full residential demolition. It is going to be tough for them, but it’s also something of a challenge (in a good sense.) Assuming that they are successful with this, it will be great for the other people interested in demolition, to hire them. So there you got some pretty good PR for that company. For obvious reasons, I won’t be mentioning the name of the demolition contractor that will be in charge of this. It wouldn’t be fair advertisement. However, you look on this story all over the Internet and find out for yourself.

As always, I try and provide you all with the most fresh and entertaining news evolving our industry. It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of demolition and deconstruction or you are a professional yourself. I will make sure you always get something interesting to read about, at least once a week.

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