Find a demolition contractor in Philadelphia, PA

Find demolition contractors in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 demolition companies in Philadelphia, PA

Homeowners agree: these Philadelphia demolition contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ez Hardscaping& Landscapig

Ez Hardscaping& Landscapig

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Responsibility in all aspects Professionally working with home owners With us you get more what you pay..
Fast Innovation And Development .

Fast Innovation And Development .

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Helping people that have pools and spas that need work or upgrades , for a reasonable price !! I use to build pools as a young adult ,now I help people fix or repair pools economically. Also tile and resurfacing expert !
LCM Construction LLC

LCM Construction LLC

5.0(3)
5 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Richard P. says, "I wasn't surprised Ernesto was wonderful. But his entire team was a pleasure to do business with. All of them were professional, courteous and had great attention to detail. Cost was reasonable and i highly recommend the LCM team. I am delighted with the deck project and will use them again. They are truly craftsmen !" Read more
Mastodon Builds ,LLC

Mastodon Builds ,LLC

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
BD says, "The service and quality was fantastic! Thank you! " Read more
Salter Excavating

Salter Excavating

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Our work must be Pristine Here at Salter Excavating we strive for customer satisfaction
Absolute Contracting LLC

Absolute Contracting LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Tom D. says, "Thorough, professional pleasant to work with." Read more
AAA Unique Construction & Designs, Inc.

AAA Unique Construction & Designs, Inc.

5.0(1)
9+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Ron C. says, "Very professional and finished the project in a timely manner. VERY satisfied.Good job and did some extras at no additional cost" Read more
Life Liberty Builders

Life Liberty Builders

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Lori R. says, "My husband Got a great job in Philadelphia, so we had to find a home. But everything was so expensive. So we looked for a handyman special property. Doing that from Massachusetts was difficult, or so we thought. James of life liberty builders, we contacted he actually looked at multiple properties for us, sent feedback at no cost. Eventually we found a great home that needed allot of work. Including an addition that would be my hubby's office. Lifelibertybuilders did the remodel and addition in 2 weeks under his quoted finish date. And it was perfect. THEN because of how easy he made it we actually out of nowhere decided to try and do some fix and flips. We loved the TV shows abt flipping and allways dreamed of doing it. He made us feel like we could. Now we are 2/3 through our first investment property and we will actually rent it out! Not 1 cent over budget thus far, besides an unforseen roof repair but James actually did the repair at cost. 5 stars all day. As much as we want James all to ourselves lol, definitely hire him if you need anything done that has to do with remodeling or new construction. We saw some of his new homes when we met him, unbelievable." Read more
Gamboa Construction

Gamboa Construction

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
MaryAnn M. says, "He was very knowledgeable and explained the process well. He did an excellent job and cleaned up very well after completing the work. He’s a nice guy too." Read more
Leon Garden World

Leon Garden World

5.0(3)
3 hires on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Nicole W. says, "They came out and installed our pool, concrete and fence in just two weeks! We didn’t believe it when they said it would only take two weeks " 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 Philadelphia demolition companies

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Jacqueline S.
They were professional, paid attention to detail, very courteous and fast in building my new deck
LCM Construction LLC
Lisa L.
George did a marvelous job on my lawn taking down my tree stumps.
Absolute Contracting LLC
Dinh
This company is awesome. They do what they say and finish the job in a very timely manner. i have had multiple full renovation with them and I have to say by far the best I ever had.
Gamboa Construction
Andrea S.
They were great to deal with. They listened to all my concerns and walked me through the process they gave me a drawing so I could visualize the project which was a huge help being a visual person.... They were awesome on time attentive and paid attention to every detail
Leon Garden World
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