Buildings

Explosive demolition can be useful to safely and efficiently bring down a building. In most cases, the building being blasted is surrounded by other buildings. The most common method is implosion or making a building collapse on itself. Furthermore, we’ve taken part in the demolition of over 82 structural buildings.  This can include Power Plants, Coal Breakers or High Rises.

Piney Creek Power plant

Clarion, PA

The Piney Creek Power Plant was built in 1990 with operations commencing on December 1, 1992. The power plant burned waste coal in order to produce electricity. The plant was shut down in 2013. The building stood 187' tall and was brought down after torch cutting the 12 beams. Linear shape charges were placed to allow the building to trip and roll over.

Piney Creek Power Plant

Clarion, PA

Shenago Coal Bunker

Neville, PA

The Shenango Coke Plant and two 200' tall stacks were shot simultaneously on May 8, 2018 after the plant shut down in 2008, citing a drop in demand for coke by North American steel manufactures. When in production the plant would produce 360,000 tons of coke annually.

Valley Power Plant 1 & 2

Sherman, TX

The amount of power generated from all three Valley Units was enough to power about 558,000 homes annually. Boiler #1 was located about 30' away from the administration building that could not be damaged, only glass damage was acceptable. On May 5, 2016 the shot was completed successfully.

Valley Power Plant #3

Sherman TX,

It is said that Unit #3 began commercial operation in 1971, the same year Apollo 14 landed on the moon. The unit was brought down on August 12, 2016.

St. Nicholas Coal Breaker

Schuylkill County, PA

The St. Nicholas Coal Breaker was in operation on March 11, 1931 and was once the world's largest coal breaker, being capable of processing 12,500 tons of coal per day. The massive 8 story building was approximately 220' tall. The structure was brought down on March 15, 2018 by cutting beams with torches and placing linear shape charges allowing the structure to roll over.