Dallas Contracting salvages wood from
Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. recently completed
the dismantlement and salvage of wood from numerous old buildings
in Newark, New Jersey. The dismantlement scope is a smaller portion
of a larger total chemical plant demolition project.
An engineering estimate was conducted on the wood
beam and plank buildings for salvage value of the yellow pine timbers
and it was decided that saving of the wood made economic sense.
The salvaged wood materials can be sold.
It was also an environmentally conscientious decision
as wood materials would be reutilized instead of transported to
a landfill for disposal.
The buildings to be dismantled consisted of five
100+ year old, multi-story buildings with an approximate footprint
of 75,000 square feet.
Each of the buildings was constructed similarly
and composed of brick walls, wood plank floors, wood support beams
and timbers and a wooden roof. It was determined that the wood building
materials were composed of a mix of short leaf and long leaf Yellow
Pine and some Douglas Fir.
A dedicated crew was utilized to dismantle the
buildings with a separate crew dedicated to preparation and loading
of the bundled salvaged wood materials.
Nearly 100,000 board feet of salvaged wood materials
were reclaimed from the buildings. The reclaimed timbers and planking
were either milled into new timbers or new flooring.