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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does demolition cost?

Demolition services cost $800, on average, with a cost range between $644 and $1,000. Demolishing your kitchen or bathroom may cost around $1,000 or more, depending on its size and the amount of work involved. However, demolishing a house can cost up to $30,000 (or more).

Contacting contractors is the best way to find out how much demolitions services cost in your area. That's because there are several factors that play into the total cost. The first is the size of your house, property or structure. Smaller homes that can be demolished with a single excavator will cost less than larger homes that may require more equipment and personnel, as well as more waste disposal fees. Also, labor rates will vary depending on your region. 

How much does it cost to demolish and clear a house?

On average, it costs between $3,000 and $35,000 to demolish an entire house. Demolition also involves a number of factors that will influence the cost. House demolition pros will factor in the location of the demolition site, as well as whether they’re partially or completely tearing down the structure. They will also charge for outbuildings that need to be demolished, as well as dump fees for disposing of the waste.

What's the difference between demolition and excavation?

Demolition is the act of tearing down a structure, like a house or building. It has its own name because the process itself is a skilled trade. Demolition crews must know how to safely and effectively bulldoze or tear a house down, how to handle different materials and occasionally even how to salvage certain materials from the house. 

Excavation is the use of excavators to perform manual work like digging, trenching and tunneling. It also often involves surviving the ground, removing topsoil and clearing rocky surfaces.

How hard is demolition work?

If you’re not a professional, demolition work can be difficult, taxing and strenuous — not to mention dangerous, particularly when extensive precautions aren’t taken. 

Demolition involves an understanding of structures and how buildings are built. This allows workers to understand the potential consequences of tampering with or removing things like walls, beams and other structures. Demolition also involves the use of heavy equipment like excavators. Dangers include falling debris, explosions, dust and other risks like collapsing ceilings and floors.

Who do I hire to get my home or property demolished?

If you choose to have your house torn down by machinery, you will need to hire a demolition contractor or company. These jobs require the use of heavy machinery like excavators, wrecking balls, bulldozers and more. The waste will then be scooped up and placed in dumpsters, which are hauled away by trucks. Another type of demolition is done by hand, and this service can leave you with salvageable parts to reuse in another home. 

Search for demolition professionals on Thumbtack, and make your decision based on their customer ratings, reviews, project photos and cost estimates.

How long does it take to tear down a house?

This depends mostly on the size of the house and the complexity of operating on the worksite. Generally, you can expect a house teardown to take between one and several days. When you’re discussing your demolition project with potential local contractors, also ask them how long the project will take.

Reviews for Philadelphia demolition professionals
Wouter H.
I recently hired Ronald and his team at BellCo Demolition for the interior demolition of one of the properties we own as a church. We needed an entire residential building gutted, and from the moment of our first interaction through Thumbtack, the promptly provided estimate, all the way to the completion of the project, Ronald has proven to follow through with what he promised. We'd for sure hire him and his team again, and we'd highly recommend him to you for any demolition work needed. They're on time, work hard, finish what they started, and do it at a competitive price-point. He's proved himself a trustworthy contractor and worthy of your consideration for your next demo-project.
BellCo demolition LLCBellCo demolition LLC
Donna D.
Jim Richardson and his crew did a great job removing my unsafe fire escape. The job was completed within the time frame and no trash was left behind. UPDATE : I have since discovered that the sub contractor did not obtain the necessary permits for the demolition of my fire escape and have been given the run-around for months from Richardson Construction Services.
A.D.A.D. ConstructionA.D.A.D. Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Joe G and his crew of Liberty Restoration are professional, reliable and the gold standard of contractors. I received several quotes for my demolition which was overwhelming. Joe G was fair, trustworthy and on site every day and punctual. He is respectful and helpful. The clean-up of the site was meticulous. Certainly, I would hire his team for any and every project. In a time where I didn't know where to turn ...there was Joe. Thank you Joe for being there for our family and helping complete with precision a job that looked impossible. If you need any work done this is the man for you. Pride in workmanship and integrity ...no longer a sign of the past. In short, a great job, worry- free and fair quotes. Bravissimo!!! 2018 Sadly, I learned that Joe had passed away. I am deeply sorry for his family. I tried to call his phone number for a new job and the number was disconnected which led me to his obituary and searching some facebook pages in disbelief. He was a wonderful professional man and one more angel is in heaven.
Liberty RestorationLiberty Restoration
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