Find a demolition contractor in San Francisco, CA

Find demolition contractors in San Francisco, CA

Find demolition contractors in San Francisco, CA

Share a few details and we'll show you the best demolition companies in your area.
Zip code

Demolition location

Find demolition contractors in San Francisco, CA

Share a few details and we'll show you the best demolition companies in your area.
Zip code

Demolition location

Top 10 demolition companies in San Francisco, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Francisco demolition contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

4.9Exceptional(19)
Offers online services
28 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Mrs. Judy L. says, "Agreed to a price and charged correctly for a fine job. Very professional attitude. Judy P" Read more
Wcss Construction

Wcss Construction

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Kyvan N. says, "I rarely write reviews but I felt I really had to in this case. Haim is amazing and wcss is fantastic to work with.  Daniel and his team delivered before schedule on on my new deck with multiple layers of weatherproofing and waterproofing. I could not be happier with the results!!! I would not hesitate to continue to work with Haim and the folks at WCSS again for the many projects to come!" Read more
Mauricio Handyman

Mauricio Handyman

5.0Exceptional(8)
12 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Marina K. says, "He did a great job." Read more
HG And MS Concrete

HG And MS Concrete

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Hello my name is Hugo and I do my projects pro or jobs The best, I have 18 yrs of experience in all kinds of jobs
S.H.C & Concrete Services

S.H.C & Concrete Services

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
As a Concrete Contractor we provide quality and professional services that will last you a lifetime.
Ronier Contruccion

Ronier Contruccion

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Remodelación home
WIN ENGINEERING

WIN ENGINEERING

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
We work efficiently and fast but above all else safely. Everything is discussed with all clients to make sure so no problems will arise ongoing the job
Mauri Concrete Construction Co, Inc

Mauri Concrete Construction Co, Inc

New on HomeGuide
2008+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
We are reliable, honest and always doing the best quality for a reasonable price I love to create beautiful hardscape experience for our clients
Northpoint Building And Design Inc.

Northpoint Building And Design Inc.

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
We are asked successful business ,construction company. We have been doing business in the bay area for the last 30 years . We do custom homes and additions
Cal Bay Solutions

Cal Bay Solutions

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Taylor R. says, "Great guy" Read more

Your Demolition Services questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does interior demolition cost?

Interior demolition costs $2 to $8 per square foot or $1,000 to $5,000 for an average demolition project. Obviously, the more you demolish and the greater the difficulty, the higher price. A small or simple demo project may include removing a single wall or the flooring in a room. A large or more complex demo project may include gutting the kitchen or removing a fireplace and chimney.

The final cost of your interior demolition will also be impacted by the labor you hire and the age of your home. Hiring a certified professional is more expensive, but worth the cost to ensure your demo is done safely, especially in an older home that may suffer more damage during demolition.

Finally, as with any project, there may be unforeseen expenses like mold remediation or asbestos removal that can greatly increase the final costs. An experienced demolition contractor is better at inspecting the property and pointing out potential issues than an inexperienced crew or homeowner.

How can I save money on my demo project?

The best way to save money on a demo project is to do some of the work yourself. Simple projects like removing wallpaper, pulling up carpet, or taking down closet shelving are easy DIY tasks and not worth paying a professional to do. Instead, save the heavier or more labor intensive jobs for the paid contractor. Projects like removing countertops and cabinets requires several crew members and can cause damage if not done properly.

Another way to save money on your project is to salvage and resell your old cabinets, countertops, or lighting fixtures that are still in good shape. If you don't want to resell them, consider donating the materials and appliances to a charity like Habitat for Humanity where they will be of use to a family in need.

Do I need a permit for interior demolition?

In most cases, you will need a permit for interior demolition, depending on your location. The permit process involves submitting the following documents to your local Building Department:

  • A demolition plan showing the location of any walls or other structures being removed.
  • A floor plan that details the existing conditions and proposed changes.
  • A copy of your property deed
  • Proof of homeowner's insurance
  • Proof of fee payment

Once you have obtained a demolition permit, you will need to post it on your property in a visible location. Regardless of whether or not you need a permit, you must still follow other regulations, such as those governing asbestos removal. Consult with a qualified contractor or inspector to ensure you are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. 

Should I do interior demolition myself?

While you can save money by doing interior demolition yourself, it is not recommended unless you have the necessary DIY skills, tools, and safety equipment. Demolition can be dangerous, messy, and time-consuming. Hiring a qualified contractor ensures no one is hurt and the home doesn't sustain any structural damage.

A certified demolition contractor will help you keep your project on time and on budget. 

How do I choose a demolition company?

When hiring a demolition company for your interior demo project, look for a company with years of demolition experience and a good reputation for quality workmanship. Here are some additional suggestions to help you find the best company for your project:

  • Compare at least 3 estimates from licensed, bonded, and insured demo companies. 
  • Browse company reviews from past clients on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the demolition begins.
  • Never pay in full upfront, instead work out a payment plan for work completed.

What questions should I ask a demolition specialist?

An interior demolition project is a big commitment, both of your time and your finances. Don't hand over that responsibility to a novice. Instead, look for an experienced and certified professional and ask these important questions to ensure you hire the right contractor:

  • How long have you been doing interior demolition?
  • How many interior spaces did you work on in the last year?
  • Do you charge an hourly labor rate or a flat fee?
  • Do you have the necessary licensure, insurance, and surety bonds?
  • Does your estimate include dumpster rental and waste disposal?
  • What happens if you find asbestos in my attic insulation during the demo?
  • How long will the demolition take?
  • Can I salvage the counters or cabinets for another project?
  • Will you provide a list of past clients with contact details?

Reviews for San Francisco demolition companies

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Juan O.
Very professional. Replaced the water heater in no time. Very clean work
Innovation Plumbing and Rooter dba HBR CONSTRUCTION
Olga K.
Great job! Was on time and knew exactly what needed to be done. Yes, do recommend him.
Mauricio handyman
How HomeGuide works
Search

Search, get cost estimates, contact pros, and book—all for free.

Compare

View profiles, read reviews, check qualifications, and see prices before hiring.

Hire

Ask questions, confirm their availability, and hire the right pro when you're ready.

San Francisco demolition companies by service