You may be wondering what exactly that is…maybe you have seen it, heard of it, or even been affected by it. The truth is asbestos is a dangerous fiber formed in rocks that, when released, causes major illnesses in your lungs-two of them being forms of cancer. So, where is this strange fiber found? Shockingly, it is in many households across the United States. Asbestos was used to make insulation, tiles, roofing, textured paints, siding, etc. It can even be found on your hot water pipes and brake clutches. I’m sure you’re wondering how asbestos is released into the air if it is found in solid objects? Nowadays fixing up or flipping your house has become a common phenomenon. However, what many homeowners do not realize is that when they fiddle with their pipes or attempt to redo their bathroom, there is erosion under the tiles or on the pipes. By smashing, tightening bolts, or even ripping up tile, asbestos fiber is released into the air. Many homes have to be tested for asbestos prior to purchase; however, that does not guarantee your home is asbestos free. You may have chosen material after your purchase and be unaware of the risk that is now in your home. Or, your neighbors may have asbestos on the siding of their house. When they decide to refurbish the outer layer of their home, they may release asbestos into the air if not done properly. That’s where we come in. Before any demolition job is done, we have to check for asbestos. If asbestos is found, we proceed to contain and remove it. This is called Asbestos Abatement. Here at Wild Heart we hire trusted asbestos companies to handle this lethal fiber. Before anything is knocked down, our subcontractors come in and clean out the material in a sterilized, safe manner, to prevent the release of it into the air and surrounding neighborhoods. This post is not meant to scare you, but when it comes to your well-being and health, rest assured that Wild Heart has your back and does our best to keep the environment clean and safe. Our desire is to knock down the old and dangerous so that one day you will have a cleaner, safer, brighter, more beautiful future.
July has had some pretty hot and humid days, the kind of days that make you feel as if you worked in a sauna-especially in huge metal machines that seem to attract every ray from the sun up above. Nevertheless, our rugged and dedicated team members brave the Jersey heat, rock the farmer’s tan, and always give 100% wherever they work. Currently, we are operating on a huge land-clearing job with nearly 200 acres. Having cleared the whole lot, we are grinding the cedar and hardwood from the location-which is all for sale if you’re interested. (That was a shameless plug, but I’m sure you understand) Returning to my point; this can become pretty monotonous at times as you separate, pile, load, and grind the trees, then repeat, repeat, repeat. Maybe you can relate. Maybe you can’t. But regardless, we have all experienced bad days. As with any career or job, there are pros and cons. Maybe you dislike your employer or don’t get along with a coworker. The possibilities are endless. The exciting part though is that you, most often than not, can determine the outcome. By simply focusing on the positive qualities your workplace has to offer, you can change your environment. As you go about your daily grind today, you may not be chipping cedar or even working outside. But I challenge you to think one positive thought or share one encouraging word. For with your one positive deed, you can create a chain reaction, and that reaction can lead many more people to have positive influences. Before you know it, your positivity has impacted your whole environment. “Successful people make the most of the best and the best of the worst.” Rise and grind folks! The best is yet to come.
Did you know? Your past experiences, including FAILURE can prepare you for future opportunities in life? Failure is a reality, but how you react to your challenging circumstances can set the stage for your destiny in life and quite possibly an even greater future success. Do you want an example? I'm glad you asked. Have you ever heard of a man named Henry Ford? Well, he transformed the automobile industry and the way we live with his factory made car called the Model T. This car, also known as "Tin Lizzie" was the first car made affordable for the majority of Americans. Perhaps you heard of it? But did you know that before Henry succeeded with the FORD MOTOR COMPANY, he failed not one time, but TWICE! Both of Ford's business failures resulted in bankruptcy. How hard that must have been on him! Yet, I am inspired by the fact that he did not retreat. Instead, he chose to face his fears. He realigned his mental thinking and moved forward with making his dream a reality. Henry Ford defied the odds and his success changed our world with a legacy that continues on to this day! Imagine what we would have lost if he threw in the towel and gave up? So, my purpose in writing today is to encourage you. Keep moving forward in your life and business. We all face failure at some point. But learn from it! As Henry Ford once said, "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." So Friends, don't give up on your dreams. Continue on. Do what you were called to do!
Wild Heart Industries is officially at the Heart of the Flip! You may be wondering what exactly we mean by that phrase. Well, Wild Heart is privileged to be on the back cover of the brand new Flipping USA magazine! In addition, we have partnered with the company, Flipping NJ, to be one of the official contractors for demolition as they remodel and enhance the land to flip properties in the Garden State. The magazine is a wonderful resource to find companies that specialize in various trades. Please, check out our ad in the picture below as well as the magazine in the link below. We are thrilled to move forward with this project, while building stronger relationships in the industry. www.flippingnj.com/
On the other hand, in the midst of such emotion, our team was unfortunately informed that a friend suffered a great loss. Their home was completely destroyed by a fire. Upon hearing the news Wild Heart jumped into motion and has successfully cleared the area. We are now licensed to work in the state of Pennsylvania and permitted to haul. We are here to help our customers and put their needs first. So, if you know of anyone who needs demolition due to unfortunate circumstances, we are the team to ease their fears and resolve such construction needs in an orderly manner. We have also been keeping busy with various clearing jobs and private bids as people continue to call the office in search of a solution to their needs. With the Fall season approaching, the bids are flowing in at a steady pace. There are a couple large jobs we are looking forward to bidding, and hopefully, in the midst of such a competitive industry, we will come out victorious. Stay connected with all we are doing until our next blog post, and visit our website or contact us with any questions or perspective jobs. May your work vests keep you safe and your hard hats alive.
Wild Heart is at it again, and we have some exciting news! We are currently hydroseeding Princeton University. The area is approximately 18 acres and should be fully seeded within the week. If you are interested in how efficient and effective hydroseeding is, please check out our past blog posts for more information. As many recognize, the work we do is very diverse. Our work projects take us all over the Tri-State area. This past month we worked in New York State, completing our demolition assignment of a parking deck. Simultaneously, we fulfilled two other demolition contracts. One was of various masonry buildings in Wharton, NJ; the other project was for a Fortune 500 company, also known for being the largest home builder by revenue in the United States. Our work consisted of demolition, land clearing, concrete crushing, and grading. We prepared the land for the upcoming homes they will soon build. Currently, our commercial division is working on a demolition project in Howell, NJ. We are demolishing a three-story municipal building, consisting of 15,000 square feet. As always, we are thankful and appreciative for each client. Our goal is to complete your job in a professional and timely manner, while communicating well and building up a strong working relationship. Please call us for a FREE estimate, contact us for references, or check out the rest of our website or Facebook page for further information. Thank you!
Looking back over the 2015-2016 snow season, New Jersey was pretty warm. It was the first time in years that we experienced weather this mild. However, Winter Storm Jonas changed everything. Not only was it the first measurable snow fall of the season, it was a massive blizzard, leaving nearly 30 inches in some counties across the state. Needless to say, Wild Heart had men out for close to 3 days cleaning up the effects. Many companies ran short on manpower as the weather and working hours took a toll on them and were not able to handle that amount of snow at one time. However, with expert experience and teamwork, we were able to not only complete our jobs, but also help a few other local businesses in the area. This winter we cleared approximately 34 inches of snow. This year, we are proud as we look back over the winter season, and excited as we shift our focus back toward our main source of revenue-demolition. We will be working not only in New Jersey, but finishing up some work in New York as well in the next couple of months. One more final exciting piece of news is the fact that we are now registered as NJ State DPMC General Contractors. So, our possibilities for doing demolition work have grown and we are looking forward to what our future holds. Hydroseeding This year alone, starting from January, we have seeded approximately 500,000 square feet! Hydroseeding is a process that has been around for a little over 60 years. The first commercial hydroseeder was invented in the US in the early 1950’s. The actual process occurs by utilizing water pressure to impregnate the soil layer with seed, fertilizer, and mulch. This procedure allows the seed to be protected from the elements and gives it the best chance of survival. The prime times to seed are during the Spring and Fall. As you could imagine, when the colder months roll in hydroseeding generally slows down due to the extreme conditions. The same could be said of certain summer months depending on the intensity of the heat. However, with the luke-warm weather we experienced this year in New Jersey, we were able to continue seeding the land as we demolished structures. The only time we really experienced a standstill in hydroseeding was when Winter Storm Jonas hit. Interesting advantages that hydroseeding provides are as follow: time, money, and eco-friendly rehabilitation. Due to the hefty pump system in hydroseeding, you can plant a large area in a very short time. It is proven to be efficient and cost effective. Generally, the process saves money compared to the rate of installation of sod. In addition, hydroseeding has been tested and found to be a successful method for establishing new vegetation and is a great system for stopping erosion. If you are looking for a way to benefit the planet and create a natural landscape, why not take a look at hydroseeding! Here at Wild Heart, we would love to get the job done for you.
This 2013-2014 snow season has been unlike any other in the past twenty years. It’s been record setting. For contractors who get paid by the inch, this was an incredible time, yet for those that have set pricing on snow contracts, this could have been a season of great loss or just breaking even in costs. While records were set with temperatures, snow and ice, this also produced several challenges to contractors. There was an ever-increasing need for rock salt and calcium chloride. With the increase of demand, vendors were selling out and prices began to soar through the roof! It was even reported that Port Newark, New Jersey’s largest depot for salt distribution became “very, very, low” and could not help walk-in customers. With that said, if you did not prepare in advance, you may have had to pay much more than you anticipated towards the end of the season. Wild Heart was grateful to relieve some stress to our clients with our salt deliveries. We could not help everyone, as we were limited on supplies, but for those that were able to get some salt during the crisis time, it just felt good to hear their sighs of relief. In the meantime, would you like to know some 2013-2014 cumulative snowfall totals we were able to retrieve? I think you’ll be surprised at the actual totals. Hillsborough – 65.2 inches Piscataway – 65.6 inches Princeton – 61.9 inches Sayreville – 60.8 inches Somerset – 62.9 inches As we are nearing the end of March, spring-time is right around the corner. Yet, it’s amazing that we still have a forecast looming over us that says we have a 35% chance of snow arriving on March 26th! I have no details on how much is expected, but we’ll certainly keep you posted!
On March 13th, 2014, WIld Heart Bulk started the first Sayreville home demolition under the NJ DEP Blue Acres Buy Out Program. TV and news reporters were on the scene to speak to the owners of the home and watch the actual demolition take place. Theresa and Martin Kuczynski’s home was the first of four homes that Wild Heart was contracted to take down. This was an important and sensitive time for all parties involved as many of these homes were damaged due to the forces of Hurricane Sandy. In fact, eighteen feet of water came through this area and it was the third time flooding occurred in three years. Governor Christie and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection came together and established funding through the Blue Acres Buy Out Program. This program purchases homes for its pre-storm value so owners can move to a safer location. Once the homes are taken down, the area will be considered open space. Sayreville Mayor Kennedy O’Brian was on site, as well as Richard Boornazian of the NJ D.E.P. and NJ Assemblyman John Wisniewski of D-19. Around 12: 15 pm, the owners gave Wild Heart the approval to start the equipment and begin work by yelling together, “Gentlemen, start your engines!”
Additional Coverage of the Demolition has been on New Jersey's radio station 101.5 and the following links :
First home purchased under Blue Acres program in Sayreville razed | MyCentralJersey.com | mycentraljersey.com