Getting Started with Demo

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Updated April 28, 2023

If you need demolition work done but don't know where to start, you've come to the right place! Hometown Demolition specializes in making demolition simple, from answering common questions to breaking down average costs, demolition processes, and even making it easy to read customer reviews and request free quotes from multiple contractors in your area with the click of a button. Demolition doesn't have to be complicated, but it can feel overwhelming at first. In this guide, we go over the most popular demolition projects and the most common questions associated with those projects to mitigate any stress you may have.

Frequently asked demolition questions:

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Where can I learn more about the demolition process?

Right here! You can start by checking out our Demolition 101 article or any of our other demolition guides below...

House Demolition

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Garage Demolition

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Mobile Home Demolition

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Pool Removal

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Barn Demolition

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Interior Demolition and Remodels

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Tank Removal

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Concrete and Asphalt Removal

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How much does demolition cost?

As you might guess, demolition costs can vary a great deal depending on a number of factors, including:

  • Type of demolition (interior demolition, house demolition, etc.)
  • Extent of the demolition work
  • Whether or not hazardous materials are present
  • Where you live
  • Who you hire to do the work

See how much demolition costs per square foot or cost information based on project type below...

House Demolition

Garage Demolition

Mobile Home Removal

Pool Removal

Barn Demolition

Interior Demolition/Remodeling

Tank Removal

Concrete and Asphalt Removal

Can I perform demolition work myself?

While it's certainly possible to do demolition work yourself, it isn't always recommended. There are a million things that can go wrong during demolition, so the DIY route should only be taken if you have experience doing the work and are confident in your abilities.

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How do I find the best demolition contractor?

Hometown makes it beyond easy to find the ideal contractor for you and your project, whether you're demolishing an entire house or ripping out a concrete driveway. Start by going to, then enter the name of what you need to be removed (e.g. house, shed, pool, etc.).

We'll ask you a couple follow-up questions to determine which contractors fit your needs. Then, we'll show you all the contractors in your area that offer that service. From there, you can read company profiles and see what other customers have to say about their experience working with that contractor. You can request quotes from as many contractors as you'd like, making it easy for you to compare contractors and save.

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