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Demolition Contractors In Your Area

How much do demolition contractors typically cost?

  • Ashburn, VA Average
  • Typical Range
    $766 - $5,250
  • Low End - High End
    $300 - $8,000

Demolition isn't just for commercial buildings. There are many reasons why you might hire a demolition contractor near you including to help demo a house, garage, swimming pool, shed, barn, and patio. If DIY demolition is not something you want to take on, here are some tips on how to hire a pro.

1. Gather all the project information your contractor will need to know to give you an estimate. This includes:

  • Square footage of the area being demolished
  • Materials of the structure/area being demolished
  • Whether or not you want to keep the foundation (for stucture demolition)
  • Access issues including close neighbors and nearby trees or other obstacles
  • Whether or not utilities have been shut off (for interior demos)

2. Get a minimum of 2-3 written estimates.

3. Verify the contractor's license.

4. Make sure to get a written contract from the contractor you hire.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do demolition companies charge?

Most demolition companies charge between $500 and $45,000 per project or $2 to $17 per square foot. Where on that range you fall depends largely on the structure you want to tear down.

  • House: $5,000 - $45,000
  • Garage: $3,000 - $9,000
  • Shed or barn: $1,000 - $6,000
  • Driveway: $1,500 - $5,000
  • Interior walls: $1,200 - $5,000
  • Deck: $500 - $2,000

What does a demolition company do?

Companies who work in the demolition business wreck and demolish structures safely and effectively. They're typically responsible for both the initial site preparation and cleanup of the materials and structure.

Demolition companies specialize in keeping the teardown process safe. Depending on the structure, they use explosive devices and heavy equipment to get the job done.

How does controlled demolition work?

Controlled demolition is the process of tearing down a building or other structure by using explosives. Place explosives in specific locations to minimize harm to property or humans during the collapse. Extensive expertise and preparation are required to get this right.

What questions should I ask a demolition company?

  • Do you use explosives or other equipment?
  • Do you have a business license and insurance?
  • Do you subcontract out any of your work?
  • What's your experience with projects like mine?
  • Can you give me references for previous clients?
  • What safety precautions will you take?
  • What is your safety record?
  • How do you plan on disposing of the waste?
  • How much time will you need to prepare the site?
  • What will your quoted estimate include?
  • Do you guarantee your work without any property damage?