Dallas Contracting Co. completes demolition &
South Plainfield, NJ— Dallas
Contracting Co., Inc. recently completed the demolition of buildings
on an active chemical site in New Jersey.
Dallas Contracting demolished
a former maintenance building, demolished all associated foundations,
removed the surrounding asphalt area and removal of piping on
a pipe bridge. The demolition of these items was complicated by
being on an active chemical site with live utility (above and
below grade) and process lines in the immediate vicinity of work
efforts. The plant’s very strict work practices made the
endeavor more difficult.
The first task was to remove
the old utility and water lines on a pipe bridge that fed to the
building. This was accomplished by having laborers on a Genie
boom lift cut the lines down with demolition saws. The building
and foundation demolition was the next task. A PC 220 excavator
mounted with a grapple demolished the structure and a skid steer
was utilized to sort and remove debris. The grapple on the excavator
was replaced with a bucket to perform the foundation and asphalt
removal. A hydraulic hammer attachment was mounted on the skid
steer to assist with breaking up the concrete. In addition, laborers
utilized a walk behind concrete saw to make cuts in the asphalt
and concrete. During the foundation removal, several unknown old
sewer and water lines were encountered which were carefully exhumed
and removed. Concrete, brick, masonry and asphalt were sent offsite
for recycling. Debris was sent off for non-hazardous disposal.
The project was completed in
approximately two and a half weeks.