If you visit certain states in the Midwest, you will see dozens of paper mills built over waterways. The foundations of these buildings are right on top of moving water or build on makeshift islands that were either there before the plants were built, or built by shifting soil and sand into the waterway and injecting it with concrete to make it solid. If you buy one of these industrial paper mills, and your intent is to remove it and turn it the odd-bodkins property into something else, you will need industrial demolition services to remove the building. Here is what it takes to remove this kind of building from this unusual property. 

The Demolition Company Assesses the Building and Foundation

The first thing the demolition company does is assess the building and foundation. They need to figure out what the best way is to remove this building without harming the waterway with demolition debris. They formulate the best plan to preserve the waterway while taking down and removing the industrial paper mill building. Contact local industrial demolition services for more information.

Redirecting the Flow of Water and Working in Small Chunks

If some of the paper mill is actually on dry land, as is the case with small outcroppings, islands, and peninsulas or isthmuses, the demolition contractor will start by removing this part of the building first. This is easier to take down because it is not over water and is on land. Barriers are installed to prevent chunks of the building on land from falling into the water as the building is slowly removed. Once all of the building is removed from the actual land, this part of the property can be used to slowly take down the part of the factory that is built over the rushing waters. 

Water may be redirected temporarily away from this last part of the factory. This requires some of the contractor's best maritime divers to create barriers that will move and prevent water from going underneath this part of the building. The area is mostly dried out inside the barrier, and then the building is taken down. Cranes and backhoes will reach down and pull up parts of the building nearest the water. The concrete pylons that have supported this section of the plant for decades have to be dug out and removed. When the whole building, from the roof to concrete pylon in the water, has been removed, the barriers are taken out of the water to let the water flow through the area again.

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