Do you use explosives in your work?
No, all of our demolition is done with equipment and/or labor.

What is the most difficult part of demolition work?
The most difficult area of demolition is primarily the government regulations and laws concerning asbestos handling. The other area that is difficult concerns certain selective demolition jobs where we are asked to do very precise concrete cutting or removal. Often times this requires us to have a clear understanding of the as-built drawings, or if none are available, we must physically view the entire area. This may include climbing through attics, roof truss, substructures, etc. so that we have a good understanding of how the building was constructed prior to demolition.

What is the biggest job Forristall has done?
To date the biggest and most notable job we have done would be the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center which was completed in 2000.

How do you estimate the costs for these projects?
Our estimates are based on weights. We figure the construction type and weights on the square footage.

What is the average square foot cost for demolition?
It is impossible to provide a blanket square foot average for demolition because every job is different and unique. That is also what keeps us interested in our jobs.