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Over the years, residential houses and buildings are subject to physical deterioration.

Once they have reached their limit, no amount of repair can restore them back to their former glory.

This happens for many houses, especially old, ancestral houses that were not given enough TLC. In such situations, demolition is a wiser alternative.

Better yet, contact a trusted and professional New Orleans residential demolition contractor like Big Easy Demolition! We are your trusted residential demolition contractors in New Orleans area.

What Goes Into Residential Demolition?

Enlisting a licensed and insured demolition contractor who is offering house demolition services are the people who will give you the best results.

There are a lot of steps involved before and after the demolition process.

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Residential demolition can involve the complete or partial removal of a property.

Heavy machines and equipment are also used in demolishing a house. Demolition contractors practice safety measures in accordance with the industry’s guidelines.

This needs smart and effective planning and preparation before the project.

House demolition involves hazardous materials therefore utmost care is a necessity. Once the demolition starts, the area of demolition would be an area of the hazard.

Important Steps In House Demolition

There is more to demolition than a lot of people know.

Here are other important steps that demolition contractors take care of for customers:

  1. House or property asbestos inspection – this is to follow many local asbestos regulations
  2. Utility checks and measures
  3. Locating utility lines and pipes
  4. City permits
  5. Building permits
  6. Foundation removal
  7. State and local regulations on wells
  8. Taking care of fuel tanks and oil tanks
  9. Septic tank removal
  10. Environmental inspections
  11. Other required inspections

Taking Care of Waste and Recycling

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Our responsibility as a demolition contractor includes salvaging and recycling materials.

Instead of sending demolition materials to landfills, a lot of contractors take them.

This can also help you gain discounts depending on the material we can recover. We salvage items like flooring, windows, and doors.

Workers would have to manually remove these items since they would not be destroyed in the demolition.

Some items like metal, wires, or even bricks can be salvaged for recycling. The rest of the waste is cleaned up after demolition.

Signs That You Can Demolish A House

There are many reasons why houses or properties need demolition.

It can be for safety purposes or for building a dream home.

No matter the reason, enlisting a reliable contractor like Big Easy Demolition makes the difference.

Unsafe Houses

Some houses have reached a point that even repairs cannot save them.

They are unsafe or even “inhabitable” that demolition would be a better option. Houses like these are often put on lower prices so they can be sold easily.

Those buyers will have these houses demolished later on.

Expensive Repairs

Some properties incur damages that spiral out of control.

Some repairs cost more than the original home value. Some homeowners choose to demolish rather than spend too much on repairs.

Custom Houses

One technique that homeowners do is to buy lots with houses on them.

This is popular for luxurious neighborhoods and areas. They choose to demolish the houses built on the lot and replace them with newer homes.

How Much Are Residential Demolition Costs?

Building type and size are some of the factors that contribute to residential demolition project costs.

You can also consider needed inspections, building permits, and labor wages. Other factors like asbestos presence can affect the cost of demolition.

According to HomeAdvisor, house demolition services can average $4 to $15 per square foot. Demolitions of 1500 sq. ft. houses in the city areas cost an average of $18000 while those in rural areas average up to $3000.

They also gave average costs for demolishing houses of different square feet:

  • 1200 Square Foot Houses – $4,800 – $18,000
  • 1500 Square Foot Houses – $6,000 – $22,500
  • 2000 Square Foot Houses – $8,000 – $30,000
  • 2500 Square Foot Houses – $10,000 – $37,500
  • 3000 Square Foot Houses – $12,000 – $45,000

Partial Residential Demolition Prices

Big Easy Demolition CTA button River RidgeSome homeowners would only need to demolish a part of their house for house renovations.

Some room remodeling and addition would need partial demolitions.

It is estimated that partial demolitions can cost up to $24000. Prices even vary depending on the specific part of the home for demolition.

  • Garage (Attached/Detached) – Partial demolition can cover the removal of walls. Other projects can include cutting through walls or ceilings to access wires. This can cost between $2000 – $9000 or $2 to $6 per square foot.
  • Swimming Pools -Removing swimming pools would need strategic planning and execution. Demolition costs an average of $6500 but can be around $2700 to $19000.
  • Decks Removal – Deck demolition costs depend on the design of your deck. Ground decks can be $30 per square foot while elevated decks cost more, about $45 to $50 per square foot.
  • Chimneys – Removing a chimney may not only involve the chimney itself. Some parts of the roof or structures it is connected to may be part of the removal process. Demolition of chimneys and surrounding structures can cost between $4000 and $10000.
  • Roofs – The price of demolishing a roof can cost between $4 to $5 per square foot. Extra costs would depend on how steep or complicated your roof is.
  • Foundation – Doing foundation demolition can help you save more compared to repairing. Repairs can cost from $5000 to $6000 compared to demolishing which costs around $1000 to $5000.
  • Interior Walls – Removing interior walls or even ceilings can be a good option. You can transform a space by changing the space. These demolitions of walls and ceilings can cost about $1200 to $2000.

Demolitions can be a sad event to watch. As the walls go down, you might be looking back to the memories you once had in that house.

But in order for you to make more memories in a better and safer home, demolition is necessary.

We Also Offer New Orleans Residential Interior Demolition Services

Sometimes you just only want to remodel inside your house. This is where our New Orleans residential interior demolition contractors come in without you knowing it.

Interior demolition includes removing selected parts of a building or house such as concrete removal.

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Tangible Results: Our Demolition Success Stories!

“Big Easy Demolition was very quick to respond and provided excellent demo services at very short notice. I recommend them to anyone in need of demolition service at a very reasonable rate.”


“Big Easy Demolition is the way to go! I had renovation debris and they cleaned everything up nicely. They were very professional and they showed great service and care.”


“We hired Big Easy Demolition for an interior demolition project. They started and completed the job on time and cleaned up at the end of each day. They are easy to deal will and go the extra mile for you.”


“They handled the demolition of our old commercial building efficiently and safely. Their team managed everything from obtaining permits to clearing the debris, ensuring a smooth process from start to finish. Highly recommended for anyone looking for complete demolition services!”

James Farmer

“We needed selective demolition and interior gutting for our historic home renovation, and they exceeded our expectations. They were meticulous in preserving the original features while removing the old materials. Their expertise made all the difference!”

Sarah Owens

“After some major landscaping changes, Big Easy Demolition came through with concrete removal and site cleanup. Their crew worked efficiently and left our yard looking pristine. Their attention to detail and quick turnaround time were impressive!”

Thomas Farris

“Big Easy Demolition did an excellent job clearing land and excavating for our new home construction. They worked with precision, ensuring all the stumps, rocks, and debris were completely removed. The site preparation was perfect, and we couldn’t have asked for better service!”

Jessica Curtis

“We called Big Easy Demolition for an emergency demolition after a storm severely damaged our garage. They responded promptly, securing the site and safely removing the structure in no time. Their professionalism and urgency made a stressful situation much easier to handle!”

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