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Beckycandelo…,  in Newark, NJ

How much does it cost to demolish and remove a 3 family house?

Asked by Beckycandelora, Newark, NJ Mon May 6, 2013

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The range for residential demolition cost per square foot is usually between $4.00 per foot to $15.00 per foot.

Factors That Affect Demolition Prices and the Cost of House Demolition

•Are there environmental issues?
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•What is the home made of? Cinder block, red brick, wood, or a combination? What is the building material?
• Multiple level homes increase demolition cost.
•Is site restoration part of the project? Do you need any additional work such as excavating or site clearing?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 8, 2013

Your best bet would be to call a few contractor's and get a few quotes to best determine what the cost to demolish will be.

Ron Sheedy
(732) 239-7452
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 6, 2013
Thanks Ron. Did you leave your number becaue you're a contractor? Do you know anyone?
Flag Fri May 10, 2013
Although we can WRECK a lot of things, Realtors do not specialize in wrecking:
You can GOOGLE "demolish, newark".
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 6, 2013
Check with local companies that specialize in this type of work. Lots of variable involved so you won't really be able to get a realistic price on this site.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 6, 2013
Checking with local companies is the most sound idea. It will give you a realistic idea of the cost and who can do the job. Some demolition companies will only do projects of a certain size. Do you know of a someone that has had demolition done before? They might be a helpful resource.
Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015
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