How to Have an Eco-friendly Demolition Done

Most buildings have a specific lifestyle, apart from a few historic buildings which are deliberately preserved. The lifespan of a building typically ranges from several years to decades. And that of course depends upon the purpose of the building. When the building has decomposed, it no longer functions properly and is not fit to exist. Then, it is demolished. A research says that every year, approximately 137 tons of waste is produced by demolition of buildings. It is certainly not eco-friendly. However, a new technique has been introduced. It is called deconstruction, which is an eco-friendly demolition technique.

Building Deconstruction

In building deconstruction, the disassembly of buildings is done systematically to recover valuable materials for reuse. Unlike traditional demolition that involves crashing down the whole building using cranes, building deconstruction uses a specific method to dismantle building from the inside, without creating major waste into the atmosphere. The building is not knocked down using a bulldozer or a wrecking ball and then the waste is moved to a landfill. In building deconstruction, the doors, light fixtures and windows are salvaged, but not the flooring, ceiling, roofing and pieces of frame. The reusable pieces of the building are saved, recycled and reused. This reduces the production of waste which is mostly the case in traditional demolition.


Like so many eco-friendly methods of building and remodelling, deconstruction, too, is slightly more expensive than conventional demolition. But interestingly, as many people are oblivious of the cost being a tad high, it is only a dollar more in comparison to traditional demolition (per square foot). Sometimes, in some states, it is cheaper than demolition as well.

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