FAQ About Getting A Private Bridge Demolished

Construction & Contractors Blog

Do you want to get rid of the abandoned bridge that's on your property? If you don't have the right kind of equipment to demolish the bridge on your own, hiring a drilling and blasting company is the best resolution to the problem. Professionals can take the bridge down in no time, which could take a while to do if you were to take on the project. Take a look at this article to learn more about getting assistance from a drilling and blasting company to demolish your bridge.

What Happens During the Drilling & Blasting Process?

Being that the piles on your bridge are likely embedded in rocks, the drilling and blasting technique is the fast way to remove them. Keep in mind that piles are simply the poles that hold the paved area of the bridge up. To remove the piles in a timely manner, a contractor will have to drill holes in the rocks. Explosives will then be placed inside of the holes so they can collapse the rocks. The velocity of the explosives used will depend on whether the rocks are hard or soft, as hard rocks will need explosives of a high velocity.

Will Debris Be Removed After the Task is Complete?

When you hire professionals to demolish your bridge, it does not automatically mean that the debris will be removed on your behalf. It is in your best interest to ask the company that you choose if they will be removing the debris. In some cases, you might have to pay an extra fee for the debris to be removed, which is worth doing. If you were to remove the debris on your own, you would need to rent a large dumpster, or possibly even a dump truck for the task. You would end up having to pay more money than if the task was left to the contractors in charge of demolishing the bridge.

Does Demolishing a Private Bridge Require a Permit?

It is possible that you cannot legal demolish the bridge without first obtaining a permit. The reason why is because sometimes disrupting a structure like a bridge can cause hard to nearby homes or buildings. For example, if demolition is not done correctly, it can lead to the ground shifting and damaging the foundation of nearby structures. Find out if you need a permit or consult professional, like those at 3 - Rivers, Inc., Drilling & Blasting, to make sure no violations are committed when the bridge is demolished.

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