How to Determine the Cost of a Commercial or Industrial Demolition Project
The cost of a commercial or industrial demolition can vary widely, depending on the details of the demolition. While the best way to get an accurate cost estimate is to contact a local demolition contractor, it can be advantageous to understand demolition cost factors. Below, we’ve listed many of the factors which will impact the cost of a commercial or industrial demolition.
Factors that Affect the Cost of a Commercial or Industrial Demolition
Your State’s demolition fees and permits – Often times, the municipality often handles demolition fees and permitting. Industrial and commercial demolition contractors often have to work with EPA standards, as well. Demolition fees vary by city, state, or county and are a direct cost in demolition. Other direct costs include filling in land once project is complete; insurance costs; site security; landfill (tipping) fees; disconnecting utilities; and testing for environmental hazards.
Amount of material to be demolished – While this may seem obvious, the larger the building to be demolished, the more man-hours and equipment resources will be required – and the higher the overall price. Expect to pay more for demolishing larger structures because of the amount of resources required for demolition.
Return on salvaged materials – On occasion industrial demolition contractors (Like Rhino Demo) will offer its clients some sort of reimbursement for salvage materials from a demolition project. Metal, concrete, and other materials can be recycled for money, which decreases the overall cost of an industrial demolition.
Extent of Underground Demolition – The extent of underground removals should be clearly defined, as it will affect the overall cost. Removal of all underground structures on site will be more costly than only partial removal of underground structures such as the concrete slab.
Hazardous Materials – Federal and State laws mandate removal and disposal of certain hazardous materials prior to razing a structure. Furthermore, most typical landfills will not accept hazardous materials. Hazardous materials environmental testing can be completed before the industrial demolition is underway.
Concrete removal – Occasionally Rhino Demo uses a state of the art concrete crusher for cost-effective building demolitions. The cost of concrete crushing maybe a cost factor if the structure and its slab being demolished contains a significant amount of concrete. The concrete may be recycled for reuse as a road base or reuse in reconstruction.
Demolition site – It’s necessary to take into account the building’s surroundings for a commercial demolition. For instance, if the commercial building to be demolished is located close to other large buildings. Working in a small, populated environment may requires extra safety precautions as well as specialized equipment.
Expected Condition of Site at Completion of Demolition – It is important for the owner to convey to the demolition contractor his expectations of the site condition, post demolition. The site can be left as is, with a full excavation with existing materials “bowled” to best eliminate any drastic cuts. Alternately, the contractor can be instructed to backfill with certified fill materials the void left by the structure removal.
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