When preparing to demolish an old or damaged structure, you may be looking around for the best contractor available. Demolition contractors are known for carrying out controlled and timely demolitions, but are they the best people for the job?
Depending on the composition of your structure, a scrap metal company may be best suited to carry out the demolition. Scrap metal contractors know how to identify parts of the building that contain recyclable material, and they can carry out the demolition in a safe and efficient manner.
As you prepare to bring down an old garage, home or office block, here are four reasons why you may be better off working with a scrap metal service.
1. Save on costs
Scrap metal companies can demolish your structure at a lower price than regular demolition contractors. This is because scrap metal companies carry out both recycling and demolition at the same time. Rather than sending everything to a landfill, these contractors first audit your building waste and determine how much can be recycled. In this way, you may be able to save on any recyclable scrap metal that the contractor can use for future projects. Think of it as being partially paid for having your building demolished.
Many parts of your structure may contain usable parts. For example, water pipes, roofing materials and window frames may all contain usable scrap metal after demolition. Some scrap metal companies will pay you to take this metal off your hands.
2. Have much of the work taken off your hands
Speaking of taking things off your hands, scrap metal companies also do much of the work during demolition. Don't think that the contractor is less qualified to safely bring down your building. In fact, scrap metal companies have similar equipment to many conventional demolition companies.
They use bulldozers, excavators, cranes and other similar equipment to get the job done. The biggest difference is that scrap metal companies will recycle as much metal as possible, instead of shipping everything off to a landfill.
3. Protect the environment
Now speaking of landfills, scrap metal companies don't like to send large quantities of waste to such locations. They like to recycle as much as possible by extracting scrap metal from many different parts of your structure. In this way, you will spend less money transporting bulky items to landfill locations.
And even better, you'll play an important role in keeping the environment green. By limiting how much construction waste ends up in barren land, scrap metal companies set themselves apart from many other demolition contractors.
Reach out to a scrap metal company for more information about how they can help you.