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  • Writer's pictureTrieste Reading

Your Guide to Demolition

Thinking about taking on a Demolition project? Before you do, make sure you know the steps, costs and risks. 

Step 1: Get the building inspected.

Step 2: Acquire the necessary permits. A licensed contractor or sometimes a company can take care of getting the permits for you. ($50-$100)

Step 3: Disconnect existing services. (gas, water, and electricity)

Step 4: Tear down the house.

Step 5: Haul away the debris.


3 Main cost factors are

  1. Square Footage 

  2. House Material 

  3. Plan for the Land

According to Home Advisor Demolition costs on Average $18,000, but can be as low as 3,000 or as high as 25,000. Demolition is usually calculated in sq.ft the average estimate is $4-$15 per square footage, so the homeowner or commercial property owner will be able to get a loose estimate.

Secondary Factors to consider

  1. Location

  2. Foundation removal

  3. Basement

  4. Size of the home

  5. Manual vs Mechanical

  6. Hazardous Waste 

  7. (Asbestos must be removed before demolition)

Risks & Solutions

  • Things to watch out for in a Demolition:

  • Unknown changes to original structure

  • Hazardous material such as asbestos

  • Unknown strengths or weaknesses of the structure

  • Unpredictable Demolition methods

  • Ready to take on a Demolition project?

We offer full-scale and ACM demolition, we also offer interior and selective demolition services. The selective demolition process requires the ability to work around operating businesses, condensed working areas, strict timetables and construction budgets.

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