Best Demolition Companies in Westchester County, NY

Finding a quality demolition contractor in Westchester County, New York 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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17 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532

With 4 decades of demolition and debris hauling experience, Capital Industries has learned what it takes to get the job done to the customer's complete satisfaction. We have the equipment and knowledge to make your demolition project simple and affordable.

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(914) 368-7923
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1 Highland Industrial Park Rd, Peekskill, NY 10566

Affordable Carting is a fully licensed and insured demolition and sanitation company. We are professional providers of house, building and structural demolition as well as concrete removal, excavation and swimming pool removal. Our estimates are free of charge and our work is guaranteed.

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(914) 294-2083
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85 Bronx River Rd, Yonkers, NY 10704

Magenta Inc can help with your demolition project without stretching your wallet. We are a trusted local company that is fully licensed and insured. We provide small structure demolition services including wall removal, shed demo, swimming pool removal and concrete removal. 

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19 Cliff Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801

We are a licensed and bonded demolition company certified for LEED projects. Our staff comprises of experts in their field with some having as many as 30 years of experience. Our large collection of specialty equipment can help us to complete your specialty project in no time.

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7 Dogwood Rd, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

We’ve been in the business since 1989 and plan on serving the Cortlandt Manor area for many years to come. We are a family owned business and are the trusted site work and site preparation company for many construction contractors in the area. We also offer residential demolition services and work with our clients to achieve the results they want.

Demolition FAQS for Westchester County, New York

Does Westchester County require a permit for demolition?

Yes. Any individual submitting an application for a demolition permit should obtain approval from the Westchester County Department of Health.

Westchester County Permit time limits

  • A demolition permit is valid for 30 days from the date it is issued.
  • In the case of an unusual circumstance, one ten-day extension can be granted by the Director of Public Works or Building Inspector.
  • If a building or structure is unsafe in any way (For example, the presence of asbestos) then that building or structure will need to be demolished within five days of the permit being issued.

Under no circumstances should work continue after these time limits unless a new permit is issued to cover the rest of the work.

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

For Westchester County demolition companies listed on Hometown Demolition Contractors, we've done the initial homework for you. Hometown's screening process means the contractor produced a valid New York 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. With that said, it's a best practice to ask to see evidence of license and insurance certificates at the time of your estimate.

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

  1. Request an estimate or estimates from licensed and insured Westchester County 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.