O’Rourke Wrecking Company has experience in explosive demolition. Implosion is a cost-effective way to demolish urban high-rise structures without causing damage to surrounding areas when site conditions allow for it.  Implosion uses a carefully planned sequence of charges to cause the structure to collapse into its footprint. This type of controlled demolition requires careful panning based on the use of engineering through 3-D modeling. This in-depth look at the building’s structure predicts the behavior of all the structural components including reinforced, pre-cast, and post-tensioned concrete, masonry, steel beam, truss systems, and external glazing.  This is necessary to assess and mitigate the vulnerability of the structure and risk during implosion.

With over 60 years of experience and dedication to excellence, we are confident we will meet all your demolition needs. Our team of experienced demolition specialists has the expertise needed to handle even the most challenging implosion projects. Whether you have a commercial structure, industrial site, or other types of building that needs to be demolished conventionally or via explosives, we can help.


Implosion services can become effective for larger structures, such as bridges, high-rise buildings, and industrial structures. However, implosion is not limited to these types of projects alone. Our demolition contractors can also use implosion methods for post-tensioned structures, wind turbines, and smokestacks as well.

There are benefits of using implosion over other types of demolition work. These advantages include the following:

  • Site turnaround in weeks instead of months.
  • Shortened duration of noise, dust, and traffic congestion.
  • Positive community relations on the front end of a project that can be carried through the rest of the development for the benefit of the owner to educate the neighboring communities on the excitement of the project.
  • Safety- demolition crew will not be working at extreme heights to bring the structure down.


High-profile implosion jobs may get a lot of press when it comes to demolition, but the truth is that less than 1 percent of all demolition work stems from these types of projects. Behind the scenes, tackling explosive demolition requires intense preparation, caution, and a high degree of expertise. As a result, you should choose an experienced demolition company that has a proven track record of success. At O’Rourke Wrecking Company, we are proud to offer our expertise to help you achieve your demolition goals.

Since 1962, we’ve built a name as one of the most trusted demolition companies in the North American market. We aim to complete every demolition project safely, on time, and within budget.   Contact us today to learn more about how we can provide a cost-effective and safe solution to your next implosion project.

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