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    Default Re: House Demolition

    I've seen operators missjudge the house they were tearing down and end up in a basement It is a great way to releave stress just have to be carefull.

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    Default Re: House Demolition

    Quoting the operator:

    "Basement ??? What basement?" (no one was hurt)

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    Default Re: House Demolition

    I've seen them tear down hundreds of houses like this since Katrina in the New Orleans area. It is amazing how a skilled operator can turn a house into matchsticks in a few minutes.

    Yes, there have been quite a few wrong houses torn down also resulting in lengthy civil suits.

    There are only about 20,000 houses left to tear down now, 5 years later, with red tape still holding up the demolitions.
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    Where? Trying to think of a NorCal base that had demo done.

    I was by the old base outside Monterey a few years ago, and saw vacant neighborhoods. Too much asbesto's was the story I heard. That was Army or Marine.

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    I do know how lucky I am as this is how I make my living. Last winter I wrecked 750 houses on a airforce base 10 a day.
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    Default Re: House Demolition

    That was at Travis AFB, in Fairfield. Many had fire damage, and the rest asbestos. There are 150 slated to go at Beal starting later this month last I heard. I did all the clearing at your local casino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddigger View Post
    That was at Travis AFB, in Fairfield. Many had fire damage, and the rest asbestos. There are 150 slated to go at Beal starting later this month last I heard. I did all the clearing at your local casino.
    Do they remove the asbestos before demolition? Does an abatement contractor do it?



    Or do they just let the dust fly?

    Thanks,

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    Interesting; had no idea that was happening. I have only been there twice, once to the museum and once on a C-17 training flight where the crew took Boy Scouts along.

    Why did they take the houses out? Was fire from training?

    Ah, the casino is one exit up from me, and less than a mile as a crow flies.

    Quote Originally Posted by ddigger View Post
    That was at Travis AFB, in Fairfield. Many had fire damage, and the rest asbestos. There are 150 slated to go at Beal starting later this month last I heard. I did all the clearing at your local casino.
    RobertN in Shingle Springs Calif

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    Default Re: House Demolition

    There was always abatement done ahead of the demos, they are very strict on that around here. The houses were fire damaged from a fire that swept thru the housing tract several yrs ago. We removed every thing streets sidewalks and underground utilities, power poles, nothing but bare ground when we left. I have never been to the casino since my work was completed.

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    Niether have I. I have been in the casino parking structure; our FD does some training there. I have rappelled from the top of the parking structure. Rapelling from 100' in full structure gear is interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by ddigger View Post
    I have never been to the casino since my work was completed.
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    Default Re: House Demolition

    Over in Czech, they typically take down houses with explosives, that's a lot of fun to watch too. I have seen a whole block go. First all the houses seem to do a little jump and than it all crumbles down in a cloud of dust.
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