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US Demo and Hauling Inc logo

US Demo and Hauling Inc

(29) -
Oakland, CA
  • Concrete Removal
  • Pool Demolition
  • Residential Demolition
  • Since 1998
  • Family owned
  • Serving the Bay Area

The philosophy at US Demo and Hauling Inc is to deliver quality and value of service to our residential customers. Our demolition contractors are highly experienced, communicate effectively, complete projects in a timely fashion, and recycle responsibly. more

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Debris Solutions

Oakland, CA
  • Barns
  • Decks
  • Sheds and Garages
  • Locally owned
  • On-time delivery and pick-up
  • Stress-free services

At Debris Solutions we are committed to providing top-quality demolition services at an affordable price. We are a locally operated business that takes pride in our work and our community. Get in touch with us today to learn more. more

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Santos Engineering, Inc.

(17) -
Richmond, CA
  • Concrete Removal
  • Garages
  • Interiors
  • Locally owned
  • Environmentally friendly

Santos Engineering is proud to offer demolition services. We are a locally owned business that cares about the environment and the communities we serve. Contact us today to learn more or to get a free quote! more

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Bay Demo

Walnut Creek, CA
  • Garages
  • Houses
  • Swimming Pools
  • Serving the Bay Area
  • Satisfaction guaranteed
  • Over 20 years of experience

Based in Walnut Creek, California and serving the greater Oakland area, Bay Demo is a small, family-owned and operated business that works tirelessly to deliver courteous and professional demolition services. more

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Machado Company Demolition & Excavation

San Pablo, CA
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Residential
  • Professional crew
  • Experienced and qualified
  • Locally owned

Machado Hauling, Demolition & Excavation Contractor is the Oakland, California area's leading source for demolition services. We continuously work to achieve sustainable success in the demolition, excavation, and home improvement industry. more

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Lassiter Excavating Inc.

(4) -
Livermore, CA
  • Commercial Services
  • Pool Removal Specialists
  • Residential Services
  • Family owned and operated
  • Trustworthy and reputable
  • Serving the San Fransico Bay Area

Lassiter Excavating, Inc. specializes in commercial pool excavation, drilling and helical piers. We offer demolition services at both the commercial and residential levels. Our expertise includes inground swimming pool removal, commercial concrete removal, commercial structural demo, and site clearing. Contact... more

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U Junk It We Dump It

Fremont, CA
  • Light Demolition
  • Since 2005
  • Upfront prices
  • Work guaranteed

U Junk It We Dump It was founded in 2005 and provides junk removal and light demolition services for residential customers. We are a full service junk hauling company capable and equipped to haul away just about any type of nonhazardous... more

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Junk King Contra Costa CA

Livermore, CA
  • Light Demolition
  • Eco-friendly
  • Serving the Bay Area

Junk King Contra Costa specializes in safe and affordable demolition service. Our crew can remove concrete, sheds, garages, interiors, pools, decks, fencing, and more! Click the "Get a Quote" button to learn more. more


Paramount Maintenance & Landscaping

San Jose, CA

Paramount Maintenance & Landscaping is a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity. We offer a variety of demolition services, including concrete removal, house demolition, and more. more

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Mr. & Mrs. Demolition

Richmond, CA

Throughout the Oakland, California area, Mr. and Mrs. Demolition specializes in providing exceptional residential and commercial services. Our equipment and experience allow us to complete a variety of projects in an efficient and safe manner. more


Junk Cleanout Team

Oakland, CA

Junk Cleanout Team specializes in comprehensive junk removal and light demolition services. Our team is professional to the core and is committed to customer service and workmanship. We provide optimal service and competitive prices. Contact us today to get your... more


Alhambra Environmental Service Inc

El Sobrante, CA

Alhambra Environmental Service Inc. services residential and commercial customers. They specialize in environmental and ecological products and services, but also offer excavation and demolition services to meet a wide range of customer needs. more


Independent Contractor Inc

Pinole, CA

Independent Contractor Inc specializes in providing top-rate demolition services, like concrete removal and house demolition, to customers throughout the area. We offer an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction and work diligently to provide a high level of service. more


Peninsula Hauling & Demolition Co

(1) -
San Carlos, CA

For accurate and cost-efficient demolition services, Peninsula has got you covered. We specialize in residential and commercial wrecking, including total demo, selective interior work, partial demo, deconstruction, and concrete breaking & removal. more


Calsan Debris Removal

(3) -
Oakland, CA

The crew at Calsan Debris Removal are leaders of debris removal in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our highly qualified team offers a wide range of demolition services, like commercial demolition, house demolition, garage demolition, deck removal, mobile home demolition,... more

Demolition Tips for Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA Demolition Costs and Tips

Do I need a permit for demolition in Oakland, CA?

The city of Oakland requires a building permit for the alteration, construction, or demolition of any property or structure. However, in the city of Oakland, certain minor projects do not require building permits for demolition. For example, single story detached garages or any other building less than 12 feet in height, do not require you to obtain a building permit prior to demolition. Below is a brief outline of a few other projects that do not require a building permit:

  • Wood or chain link fencing less than 6 ft in height, or 3 ft in height for masonry fencing
  • Above ground pools less than 24 in. deep (with a max of 5,000 gallons)
  • Driveways and sidewalks less than 30 inches above adjacent grade, as long as they are not over a basement
  • Retaining walls less than 4' that are not supporting any other structure
  • Swings and other playground equipment

To apply for a building permit in Oakland, visit the city's Permit Center located at 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 2114 on the second floor. For further details on whether or not your project will require a building permit, contact the Oakland Permit Center today at (510) 238-3443.

How much will my project cost?

While demolition costs vary for a number of reasons—like project type, project size, where you live, and more—knowing the average cost of your specific type of project will help you know what a good deal looks like.

  • House Demolition: $4,000-$14,000
  • Barn Demolition: $1,200-$15,000
  • Interior Demolition: $500-$12,000
  • Mobile Home Demolition: $2,600-$6,550
  • Inground Pool Removal: $3,500-$7,000
  • Above Ground Pool Removal: $2,000-$3,000
  • Oil Tank Removal: $1,300-$3,000

When should I make payments?

Set up a payment schedule that coordinates with the amount of work being completed, and don’t pay for anything unless it is completed and you are satisfied with it. Ideally, all of this will be written in your contract. When it comes to paying a contractor, there are 2 main rules of thumb:

  • Never pay for work that hasn’t been done.
  • Whenever possible, avoid paying in cash.

You should be wary of any contractor who requires a large payment upfront.