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Everything you need to know about the different demolition types

Often, when referring to a ‘demolition’, the first thing that comes to mind is tearing down a building. The word ‘demolition’ can easily conjure up mental images of wreckage, carnage, and a whole lot of dust and damage, ultimately leaving very little of the original structure behind. However, that’s not the case at all. When it comes to professional demolition and hiring a team, you’ll soon become familiar with the multi-faceted approach and strategy surrounding each demolition project. To help clear up any confusion, here are a few different types of demolition that could potentially be the solution to your specific situation.

Interior Demolition

Let’s start with the basics. Interior demolition focuses on deconstructing certain portions of the interior of the structure, without impacting or harming the exterior. This type of demolition is most frequently considered when preparing for a renovation or remodeling. This demolition approach is also so much more than just knocking out a few walls to make space for a bigger lounge or kitchen. Interior demolition also focuses on removing specifics like ceilings, pipes, and other fundamental parts that make up the interior structure.


Deconstruction, also commonly referred to as dismantling, refers to the process of carefully removing selected areas, while focusing on preserving the rest of the structure. This approach is generally taken when there are components of the structure that you wish to refurbish, recycle or reuse. Because of the precision required with this approach, it is generally more labor-intensive than other demolition types.

Mechanical demolition

Mechanical demolition is a type of demolition that relies on specialized equipment and tools. This approach is often taken when required to demolish bigger structures. With the help of excavators equipped with specialized attachments, this type of demolition can easily break concrete and steel.

Ultimately, the type of demolition and the specific approach largely depends on the individual structure, environment and timeline, and other personalized requirements. At US Industrial, we pride ourselves on our specialized and tailored approach. Each project is assigned a designated team and project manager to ensure that every detail is taken care of.

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