Factors That Affect Demolition Prices and the Cost of House Demolition
â€¢Are there environmental issues?
â€¢Any asbestos located in the structure? EPA requires proper asbestos abatement before demolition can occur. This may add $2 - $3 per square foot in demolition costs.
â€¢What are you intending to do with the debris? Landfill and hauling fees are a significant cost that must be added to the overall demolition price. Hauling and landfill fees vary widely by location.
â€¢Is there anything salvageable that might have value and offset the building demolition costs? A local demolition expert can help you understand if any of your house's materials have salvage value.
â€¢Can any portion of the foundation remain or will you require everything to be removed? Concrete demolition and removal costs add to the overall price of the project.
â€¢What is the home made of? Cinder block, red brick, wood, or a combination? What is the building material?
â€¢ Multiple level homes increase demolition cost.
â€¢Is site restoration part of the project? Do you need any additional work such as excavating or site clearing?