3 Commercial Demolition FAQs

Commercial demolition is a very niche industry and most people have a lot of questions about what we do. These questions normally involve wrecking balls and dynamite, but they also cover the basics of how commercial demolition gets done. We always enjoy these conversations, because they give us the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience with others and educate people on the importance of commercial demolition.

Here are a few of the most common questions we get.

How much does commercial demolition cost?

It’s hard to give an average cost of demolition because the type of jobs we handle can range so drastically. Working on an underground tank removal that needs site remediation is a whole other animal when compared to a selective demolition job in a strip mall. To get a truly accurate project price tag, you’ll need to consult an experienced commercial demolition company.

What does the commercial demolition process involve?

There are a wide variety of methods we use in commercial demolition. The most common method, mechanical demolition, uses heavy machinery like high-reach excavators and bulldozers. We can also use select demolition for projects that just need to take an interior space down to the studs. Finally, we have implosions, which is only used less than 1% of the time. Whatever method is used, demolishing the structure is only have the battle. Once everything is in manageable-sized pieces, we haul it away and do our best to recycle the use construction material.

Is commercial demolition regulated?

In short, yes. Commercial demolition is regulated by several governing entities. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) have all laid out rules and regulations we must follow.