ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 6 - Issue: 22 - 06/02/2017

Adjacent Rowhouse Accidentally Demolished

Mistakes during demolitions happen. Sometimes contractors knock down the wrong buildings, other times the explosives used don’t knock the building over, and other demolitions are carried out with a complete lack of regard for human life. As fun as they are to perform and watch, they’re inherently dangerous and there should be a plan in place in case things go wrong.


A Baltimore rowhouse had developed a large crack and city inspectors determined that the building was unstable and an emergency demolition was ordered. During the demolition, the adjacent rowhouse which was occupied as a Laundromat, was mistakenly destroyed as a section of brick fell over the neighboring property.







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