Best Demolition Contractors in Wilmington, NC

Hometown brings you the best demolition contractors in Wilmington, North Carolina. We publish trusted reviews and verify demolition company credentials to make it simple for homeowners and business owners to find a reputable contractor. Whether you need to demolish a house, commercial building, concrete, or a swimming pool, you've come to the right place.

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P.O. Box 15590, Wilmington NC 28412

 4 Seasons Site & Demo offers safe and efficient structure demolition and site clearing. We provide prompt services for residential and commercial clients so new development/construction can begin. We are licensed, insured and local.

Wilmington Demolition Tips

Is a permit required to demolish a home, garage, swimming pool, or commercial building?

Permits are typically required. The permits necessary depend on your local and state municipalities. Depending on where you live, 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 contractor should be well informed about local regulations and will pull the permits on your behalf in most cases. Be sure to clarify up front with the contractor all the services your hired contractor will perform.

What are the steps required for building demolition?

  1. Request an estimate or estimates from licensed and insured Wilmington demolition contractors
  2. Apply for demolition permits and approval from local government authorities
  3. Utilities need to be properly disconnected
  4. Older homes or buildings need to be inspected for hazardous materials
  5. Safely tear down the building
  6. Removal and disposal of debris

How much does it cost to demolish a house?

"Ballpark" estimates over the phone are usually not possible for residential or commercial building demolition. These almost always require an on-site estimate to ensure accuracy. So many variables affect the price of demolition that it's very difficult for contractors to give you a realistic estimate without actually seeing the property and understanding the challenges they will face when wrecking and removing the building. Some of the factors that affect the cost of demolition include:

  • Environmental issues, such as the need to remove asbestos or underground storage tanks, can significantly increase costs
  • Material (brick, cinder block, wood, etc...) the building was constructed with.
  • Debris disposal - hauling and landfill fees vary widely by location. Are there any salvageable materials that can be diverted from the landfill?
  • Concrete demolition and removal of the foundation adds cost
  • Square foot of the building and the number of stories for the house or building. Multi-level structures add to the cost of demolition.
  • The need for excavation or site clearing and preparation

What areas do demolition contractors have expertise in?

Demolition companies have varying degrees of experience and may specialize in different types of services based on their equipment and level of expertise. Check the demolition services offered by the contractors above to find a match for your project.

  • Interior demolition or selective demolition - Soft or "hand" demolition crews tearing down walls, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, etc... prior to a renovation project.
  • Residential - Demolition of a house, garage, shed, retaining wall, deck, or other residential building (typically less than 3 stories) and usually achieved with hydraulic excavators and bull dozers.
  • Commercial and Industrial - Wrecking services for larger jobs and larger buildings. May require a wrecking ball or controlled (explosive) demolition.
  • Concrete Removal - Concrete demolition and removal of driveways, foundations, patios, sidewalks, etc...
  • Swimming Pool Removal - Swimming pool demolition and removal
  • Hazardous Material Removal - asbestos abatement and removal along with other hazardous materials like lead paint

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Demolition Service Location

Wilmington, NC 
28403, 28409, 28405, 28412, 28401, 28411, 28402, 28404, 28406, 28407, 28408

North Carolina Demolition Tips & Laws

You must notify the Health Hazards Control Unit of upcoming demo.

According to North Carolina and federal law, you must inspect your property for asbestos prior to demolition, and you must notify the proper department of the presence or absence of asbestos on your property.

In North Carolina, the Health Hazards Control Unit (HHCU) of the Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health, must be informed of any plans to demolish a building, including residential, commercial, or industrial structures.

Notification of impending demolition projects is required by law even if there is no asbestos within the structure.

If there are asbestos-containing materials that can be crumbled or turned to powder by hand, they must be removed prior to demolition. But before beginning asbestos abatement, owners or contractors must submit an asbestos removal permit to the HHCU (if the removal involves more than 35 cubic ft., 160 sq. ft., or 260 linear ft.).

Asbestos Permit Application and Notification for Demolition/Renovation

 

Asbestos-containing materials must be properly disposed of.

When having asbestos-containing materials removed, make sure it’s handled by a North Carolina-accredited asbestos professional.

Having asbestos removed properly is imperative to maintaining a safe environment. There are health concerns surrounding asbestos fibers, so follow these asbestos do’s and don’ts.

 

Think about deconstructing before demolishing.

Deconstruction is an excellent way to help keep some money in your pocket and useable materials out of the landfills. Before demolishing your home or other structure to the ground, consider dismantling any salvageable materials first.

This will minimize the debris and save you money. It could also help your neighbors if you donate the salvageable items to a local charity, like Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores.

 

Remember to ask your contractor about debris disposal.

Although demolition contractors will often handle debris disposal, not all of them do. So when shopping around for contractors, this should be something you ask them. One contractor may include the cost of hauling in their quote, while another may not. If they don’t, this is an additional expense you will have to consider.

Renting a dumpster is the most convenient way to manage debris if your demolition contractor isn’t responsible for it.

Check out Hometown Dumpster Rental to see company profiles, read customer reviews, and request quotes from as many providers as you’d like. And learn more about pricing and sizing with the help of our Dumpsters 101 guide and pricing breakdown.

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