Residential Demolition

Expert Residential Demolition Services

Many property owners assume that residential demolitions are only done on houses that are no longer habitable. While many homes do need to be demolished due to severe damages, abandonment, or code violations, these are not the only cases that residential demolitions are reserved for.

A residential demolition can be done to remove any residential structure. Some homes are outdated and are no longer desirable, but the land that they are built on is a prime piece of residential real estate. Demolishing the old home on this type of lot clears the way for a newer, nicer home to be built in its place. Older historic homes may contain harmful asbestos, lead, and mercury, and can cause serious health risks. They can also have sections that are weak or have rotted, which could eventually collapse. If only part of the home is affected, demolishing that section can help preserve the rest of the home.

Other structures such as detached garages, workshops, barns, or patios can be demolished as well. If you purchased a home or plot of land that has a structure that you don’t want or that is unstable, unsafe, or unusable, a residential demolition contractor can demolish and haul off the structure.

If your house poses a health, safety, or environmental risk, a residential demolition can prevent costly citations or fatal accidents. Or, if you are interested in remodeling or replacing your home, a residential demolition is your first step. While this may seem daunting, you are just a phone call away from having your residential demolition done professionally, responsibly, and at a great price.

Machinery used

Because commercial buildings are so much larger, heavier machinery is necessary for the demolition process. In the cases of huge buildings, explosives can be used to demolish the building more quickly and efficiently. For residential demolition, more care is exercised, especially in an area where there are neighbouring houses.


After the removal of a home, grading of the ground is usually required to make it flat again for a new structure. Commercial buildings are more likely to have even ground already, so grading might not be an issue.

Logistical differences

There will be different contact parties involved depending on the type of building. For residences, the homeowners are consulted directly. In commercial demolition, collaboration with a general contractor usually takes precedence.