Ideal Projects for Demolition Startups When Using Ball and Crane

With the construction industry currently experiencing a boom, getting into the demolition business is not far-fetched. However, you need to be careful on what demolition equipment you choose for your startup demolition business. It is recommended that new demolition businesses start with the crane and ball demolition equipment for the simple fact that it is the most common. The crane and ball machine is readily available in the market thereby driving down the initial cost of ownership. Once equipped with a crane and ball, it is time to choose the right type of demolition jobs. This article highlights jobs you should focus on with your crane and ball.

Removing Rebars (Reinforcement Bars) -- When bringing down concrete buildings, the preliminary work of tearing down the concrete is smooth. However, the real job starts when the rebars prove too stubborn for demolition machines such as the high reach arm. It is where the crane and ball will come in, for instance, the 13,500-pound ball uses momentum to create enough force to manage rebars. More specifically, once it is free moving, the kinetic energy of the ball relieves stress from the crane, unlike the high reach arm. With every hit, the rebar becomes loose and eventually fall off. One advantage of using a demolition ball on stubborn rebar is that it saves time. Secondly, it is safe because once the ball gathers momentum; the operator can stay as far as reasonably possible.

Open Space Projects -- Demolition work come in all shapes, sizes, and localities. For this reason, you should not accept just any demolition work as a startup. For example, since the demolition ball hangs on a cable, you need to avoid all projects near power lines and tall trees. Choose projects located in open spaces because you will prevent the occurrence of accidents and cancellation of contracts when starting out.  Even if you have a highly skilled crane operator, there is no guaranteeing that they will manage to avoid overhead obstacles such as power lines.

Projects On Stable Ground -- When operating a ball and crane, it is crucial that the operator maintains the smoothness of the ball's swing. The reason is that once the ball has gained swinging momentum, missing the target can cause the crane to tip over and cause an accident. While this is a possibility regardless of ground contour, working on a flat ground can help minimize the chances of tipping. Therefore, if your crane operator is just starting out, then it is advisable to go for demolition projects where there is enough flat ground. This way, if the ball misses its target, the flat terrain will offset the ball's excessive swinging movement.

For more information, contact companies like Roach Demolition & Excavations.