You see it all the time; drivers who put their feet on the gas pedal rather than the brake pedal and drive their vehicles straight through the front or side of a building. Bricks, glass windows and even steel beams bend and bust when a car or truck pummels through them. If you are currently dealing with this type of damage in your own building and you cannot conduct business until it is fixed, there are building repair services that can help. Here is how these special contractors rebuild your damaged store.
Removing All of the Debris
The first thing that these building repair specialists will do is remove all of the debris from the collision. All of the brick, smashed glass, metal framework and/or pieces of steel beams are scooped up by a front loader truck and deposited into either a dump truck or a dumpster. The debris is hauled away to the nearest dump or recycled according to the contractor's business policies.
Deciding What Parts of Your Store Front or the Building's Side are Salvageable
If your store has a glass front, all of the glass front will probably be removed, including the aluminum or steel framework that frequently holds the glass windows in place. Then you may choose to have the old glass front replaced with a new glass front, or replace the whole with bricks. It may also be possible to replace the damaged and missing glass with cafe windows (windows that do not go all the way down to the sidewalk or pavement) and then finish the lower half of the walls under these windows with bricks.
If the side of your building was constructed from brick, and the brick was laid in such a way that each brick rested on two halves of the two bricks below it, the entire wall may need to be removed and rebuilt. The rare exception is when the "brick" that was used was actually cinder blocks, and the undamaged cinder blocks may be reused to rebuild the wall. However, any rebar used in the cinder blocks may need to be removed if it is too badly bent out of shape. Then the fresh rebar and the fresh cement used to fuse the cinder blocks together will make a stronger wall.
Finishing Your New Store Front and/or Store Walls
Once all of the new glass, bricks/blocks, concrete and metal framework has been replaced, your store is ready for paint or other decorative touches. A building inspector will need to see what the building repair specialists have done before you can reopen. Then you will be ready for customers again.
If you need building repair services, talk to a company like Gibson Construction Of Nevada Inc.