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2711, 2016

Wire Sawing: Removing Unwanted Columns While Leaving 4′ of Heavy Steel as Dowels

November 27th, 2016|Commercial, Concrete Cutting, Wire Sawing|Comments Off on Wire Sawing: Removing Unwanted Columns While Leaving 4′ of Heavy Steel as Dowels

5 columns with 4,000 psi concrete and heavy steel needed to replaced. 4 feet of the existing steel needed to be preserved to serve as dowels for the new columns. Our solution was to wire saw a horizontal cut at the 4 foot line, drop the top, and break the remaining concrete leaving the rebar intact. Each wire cut was completed in about 15 minutes after setup. Diamond wire saw cutting is extremely flexible and provide Allied Coring and Demolition another arrow in the quiver when solving concrete removal problems.

 

1009, 2016

What Do You Do When the Buyers Don’t Want a Leaking Pool?

September 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Do You Do When the Buyers Don’t Want a Leaking Pool?

When is a fairly new and beautiful pool with a waterfall and hot tub anything other than a wonderful thing? Its is hard to believe and even tragic, but not all pools are good things, even in Texas. When a pool cracks and leaks, repairs are expensive and guarantees are minimal. Warranties don’t help when the builder is no where to be found. When you try to sell, potential buyers don’t want the hassle or liability. Sometimes the best solution is to remove all traces of the pool as was the case in this pool removal. Complicated by extremely tight access, the home owner and realtor did their homework to hire the best, Allied Coring and Demolition!

 

408, 2016

Backyard Bliss

August 4th, 2016|Pool Removal, Residential|Comments Off on Backyard Bliss

A young couple with a growing, young family bought a wonderful, older, nostalgic home in Fort Worth, Texas.  The house has tremendous charm and appeal, but the swimming pool, wood decking, and spa in the backyard was falling apart. The couple decided they wanted more yard for their young family to play in, so the elected to completely remove the pool, spa, and all the wood decking from the yard.  After doing their research, they selected Allied Coring and Demolition for the job.  With a tight area to work in, Allied operators removed the decking closest to the driveway to create additional staging area for the concrete removed from the pool.  A skid steer with a hydraulic breaker was used by a skilled operator to segment the walls and floor of the pool into manageable pieces, which were lifted out and staged for later haul off.  After all the concrete from the pool was removed and loaded into dump trucks, common fill dirt was delivered and compacted into the hole. Once the hole in the ground was filled up, the spa and remaining wood decking was now assesable and was demolished and hauled away as well.  Since the homeowners wanted to install turf, a final layer of top soil was brought to grade.

 

1907, 2016

Dock Doors

July 19th, 2016|Commercial, Concrete Cutting, Concrete Removal|Comments Off on Dock Doors

Allied Coring and Demolition was selected to cut and remove 13 new dock doors in an active distribution warehouse for a large grocery chain in Denton, Texas.  The job required precision, cleanliness, and professionalism at the highest level because the warehouse remained open for business on all sides. This is why Allied was picked for the job.  Extensive dust control measures were put in place since food products were stored inside the warehouse while the door openings were cut.  Allied operators used wall saws to cut precise lines, ring saws to cut clean corners with no overcuts, and cored two holes in strategic locations to extract each cutout safely with a SkyTraK.  Each cutout was broken into smaller pieces to fit in dumpsters and hauled off.  The entire job completed on time and on budget with little to no impact on the ongoing operations of the warehouse.

 

1611, 2015

No Broken Windows

November 16th, 2015|Commercial, Concrete Cutting, Residential|Comments Off on No Broken Windows

You might wonder how a title like “No Broken Windows” can have anything to do with a company with “demolition” in its name. It’s true, we break, cut, core, and demolish concrete structures every day. But No Broken Windows is a key principle to us and one we discuss frequently with both field personnel and office staff. So how does this apply to a concrete coring and demolition company?

A new theory about how to encourage law and order in a society called the Broken Window Theory was introduced in 1982. The prevailing wisdom at the time was to focus the lion’s share of law enforcement on the really major crimes like murder, rape, grand larceny, and so on. The Broken Window Theory suggests that when minor laws are enforced (like vandalism, graffiti, public drunkenness, and such), a culture of lawfulness is nurtured and major crimes diminish. Mayor Rudy Giuliani put the theory to work in New York City. Crime statistics there and at several other urban areas improved and provide a strong basis of support for the theory.

Author Michael Levine made the connection between the Broken Window Theory and how businesses succeed or fail in his book, Broken Windows, Broken Business: How the Smallest Remedies Reap the Biggest Rewards. This great book encourages an attention to all the details…, not some of them…, all of them. That is in stark contrast to business books encouraging managers to focus on the “critical few” or “key performance indicators”. Is it possible to detect and repair all broken windows of a business like ours or prevent them from breaking in the first place? I’m not sure. But I do know we have to try with all the energy and passion we can.

P1000135If a customer calls us expecting us at a job site and is wondering where we are, is that a broken window? You bet! What if traffic is bad? Yep, still is! What if we’re not even late? Yes, it is still a broken window, although a different kind. Any situation where a customer has an unmet expectation, no matter how big or small, is treated as a broken window that we repair and try to prevent from ever occurring.

Is not having something we need to complete the job after arriving at the job site a broken window? You bet! What if the equipment we intended to use breaks during the job? Yep, still is a broken window. What if the customer changed the nature of the job without telling us until after we arrived? Yes, even then, it is still a broken window. We want our mobile units to be capable of providing all our core services with redundant and contingent capabilities and we hire and train multi-skilled operators capable of performing these services. Anytime we have to make unnecessary trips to a job site, it is treated as a broken window that we repair and try to prevent from ever occurring.

Is a crack in a marker light on a truck a broken window? Is a cluttered toolbox a broken window? Is an employee arriving late to work a broken window? Yes, yes, and yes! Is a missing mudflap a broken window? Is transporting a power cable next to a heat source a broken window? Are employees arguing in front of a client a broken window? Again, yes, yes, and yes!

The list of what could be a broken window is infinite. But that doesn’t matter. We passionately look for windows that break or could break. That’s true for everyone who works here. We keep each other on our toes to fix or prevent broken windows and because the potential list is so large, it takes all of us. No detail is too small and paying attention to these details is what sets us apart.

209, 2015

Do the Right Thing

September 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do the Right Thing

“If you do the right thing, people will come back to you”. This phrase summarizes our most core and central belief. From a pure business perspective, this phrase is consistent with taking care of our customers, giving them reasons and motivations to ask for our services again and again and refer us to others. But to us, there is even a deeper meaning to this phrase.

Have you ever thought what exactly is “the right thing”? Doesn’t that sound rather subjective? Have you ever thought what you consider to be “right” might be different from someone else? For a definition of “right”, we look for guidance from the Heavenly Father.John316 When asked what commandment is the greatest, Jesus said:

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Matthew 22:37-40

 

We strive to treat customers the way we would want to be treated if we were in their shoes, with respect and empathy for their situation. That is our definition of “right”. It makes good business sense, but more than that, it is a rewarding and fulfilling way to live life.