Best Demolition Companies in Detroit, MI

Finding a quality demolition contractor in Detroit, Michigan to demolish a house, garage, or commercial building is simpler with Hometown.  We connect homeowners and business owners with pre-screened demolition companies that are licensed, insured, reliable, and affordable. Request an estimate for your project today.

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12 verified reviews
4 verified credentials
Serving Detroit, MI

Since 1989, Debuck Construction has provided reliable and affordable demolition services for commercial, industrial and residential customers throughout Southeast Michigan. We can tear down and remove a house, garage, barn, light commercial building, and more. Contact us for a free estimate.

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(248) 579-0387
13 verified reviews
2 verified credentials
Serving Detroit, MI

Pool Busters is a family-owned business that specializes in swimming pool removal. If you are tired of dealing with a pool that is in a constant state of repair, we can help! We are the pool removal experts that work hard to exceed your expectations from estimate to removal.

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Unverified Demolition Contractors

Upright Wrecking Company
5555 Conner Ave, Detroit, MI 48213
(313) 579-6610
W.A. Builders Inc.
555 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226
Blaze Contracting Inc
5640 St. Jean, Detroit, MI 48213
(313) 361-1000
Walsh Construction
3011 W Grand Blvd, Suite 2300, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-6600
A & H Contractors, Inc.
7310 Woodward Avenue, Suite 700, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 874-3910
Dmc Group
13500 Foley Street, Detroit, MI 48227
(313) 491-1815
Hart & Associates Construction, Llc
7744 West Vernor Hwy., Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 397-1721
Mark 1 Restoration Services
19035 W Davison Ave, Detroit, MI 48223
(313) 493-3785

Demolition Contractor Tips for Detroit, Michigan

What are the requirements to obtain a demolition permit in the city of Detroit?

It depends on whether you or the contractor pull the permit application. If you file the application, the following steps are required:

  • Show proof that you own the property or structure.
  • Provide a notarized copy of your signature.
  • Show proof that all of your utilities have been or will be shut off prior to the demolition taking place.
  • Obtain approval from the Zoning and Structural Division and City of Detroit Department of Public Works Street Maintenance and Traffic Engineering Sections.
  • Have your application processed at the Building Permits Counter.
  • Pay all the necessary permit and application fees at the time you file the application.

What steps are required if the contractor I hire applies for the demolition permit?

If you wish to have the contractor you hire complete the permit application process for you, the following will be required:

  • They must be able to show proof that they are an approved City of Detroit Wrecking Contractor, along with proof of licensing in the State of Michigan.
  • A copy of the owners notarized signature must be provided.
  • Approval must be obtained from the City of Detroit Street Maintenance and Traffic Engineering Department .
  • Proof of clearance from your utility company must be provided.
  • Application approval must be obtained at the city Zoning and Structural Division.
  • The application must be processed at the Building Permits Counter and all fees must be paid at this time.

What is the Process For Whole House Demolition, Garage Demolition, or Commercial Building Demolition?

  1. Request an estimate or estimates from licensed and insured Detroit demolition contractors. Demolishing a home, garage, or commercial building is not a simple project and requires the expertise of a professional demolition contractor to guide the process. During the estimate site visit, interview the contractor for qualifications, references, EPA certifications, and the process the demolition contractor would follow to knock down and remove the building.
  2. Apply for demolition permits and approval from local government authorities. Depending on your location, demolition permits may be required by the city, county, and/ or state. Your local municipality may also have regulations related to notifications, noise, hours of demolition, disposal of the debris, etc... Your hired demolition company should be well informed about local regulations and will often pull the permits on your behalf.
  3. Utilities need to be properly disconnected. Utility companies for gas, water, and electricity need to be contacted. All utilities need to be properly disconnected or terminated at the source prior to demolition. Again, this may be handled by your hired demolition company, but clarify upfront with the contractor all of the services that are provided.
  4. Older homes or buildings need to be inspected for hazardous materials like asbestos or lead paint prior to being demolished. If your home or building contains hazardous materials, proper procedures for abatement need to be followed. Your hired demolition contractor may offer this service or sub contract it to an environmental remediation specialist.
  5. Safely tear down the building. For one to three story structures like a shed, garage, or a home, demolition of the structure is usually achieved using large hydraulic equipment like cranes, excavators and/or bulldozers.
  6. Removal and disposal of demolition debris. Debris will be loaded onto trucks or into roll off dumpsters for hauling to recycling centers or landfills. Discuss the options of salvaging and recycling demolition materials with your hired demolition contractor.

How do I know if a Detroit demolition contractor is properly licensed and insured?

For Detroit demolition companies listed on Hometown Demolition Contractors, we've done the initial homework for you.  At the time a contractor is listed, they provided the appropriate state license (if required by your state) and liability insurance.  Select the name of a demolition contractor you're interested in to see more information, including a list of verified credentials for that contractor.

Hometown's screening process means the contractor produced a valid Michigan license (if required) and insurance certificates at the time of the screening, but it's possible that the status of the license or insurance could have changed in the meantime. So, it's a best practice to ask to see evidence of license and insurance certificates at the time of your estimate.

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Hometown Community Rating


Detroit Demolition Contractors are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 25 verified reviews of 2 service providers.

The Rating is an overall rating for the service providers in this area. The rating is based on Hometown's Verified Reviews, where every review is human-verified to ensure it came from an authentic customer experience. See individual company profiles for detailed reviews on each service provider.

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