Stearn’s and Foster Demolition
Location: Lockland, OH
Scope of Work:
Asbestos Abatement, Structural Demolition, Recycling, Excavation
The Stearns and Foster building has been a landmark in Lockland dating back to the 1840’s. The Ohio Department of Transportation engaged O’Rourke Wrecking to demolish the complex because a building corner had collapsed closing a major Lockland intersection. Since the proximate location of the complex sits directly above Interstate I-75 South, ODOT officials were concerned that debris presented by a collapse of the complex would fall on the I-75 thoroughfare potentially creating imminent life safety and infrastructure dangers. O’Rourke cleared the site immediately so that streets were able to be reopened and no further threat remained to the highway. 75% of the materials generated from this jobsite were recycled. Numerous 100+ year old yellow pine beams from the building were shipped to lumber mills located in the southeastern portion of the United States for recycling / re-use as reclaimed hardwood flooring. Piping and other metals were segregated for recycling.