Professional Exterior Demolition in San Diego
Watkins Environmental provides professional residential and commercial exterior demolition services throughout San Diego County.
What is Exterior Demolition?
What is Exterior Demolition?
Exterior demolition is the process of selectively demolishing portions of the entire exterior of a structure; including doors, windows, structural columns, siding removal, garages, barns, shade structures, trailers, sheds, fencing, decking, backyards and patios, pools, and brick facades.
The best way to do exterior demolition is to hire an expert company like us, as the exterior demolition process can be complicated; simply removing bulky objects can be impossible without the proper equipment.
Exterior demolition is the process of selectively demolishing portions or the entire exterior of a structure; including doors, windows, structural columns, siding removal, garages, barns, shade structures, trailers, sheds, fencing, decking, backyards and patios, pools, and brick facades.
The best way to do exterior demolition is to hire an expert company, as the exterior demolition process can be complicated; simply removing bulky objects can be impossible without the proper equipment.
Licensed & ExperiencedExterior Demolition Services in San Diego
Licensed & Experienced Exterior Demolition Services in San Diego
It’s important to hire a fully licensed and experienced demolition company, regardless of the scope or size of your project. This is because exterior demolition requires expert knowledge surrounding safe deconstruction practices, especially if the home or residence is next to another home or building.
Get it Done right Hire an Exterior Demolition Company with a Long Track Record
Watkins Environmental has decades of experience performing complete and partial exterior demolition, and we have what it takes to complete all of your demolition needs.
Specialization in handling hazardous materials is also a must because they are often present in many older structures. This includes asbestos, lead, and universal waste — all of which must be safely removed prior to any demolition work.
We are a fully licensed, bonded, and insured demolition company. We have all of the required permits for demolition work including C21: Building Moving, Demolition.
We pride ourselves on taking the utmost precautions before, during, and after any exterior demolition project, and the safety of your property and our employees are our #1 priority.
Learn MoreExterior Demolition FAQs
How much does exterior demolition cost?
Typically, the price for exterior demolition varies widely depending on how much material and what type of structure is being demolished, as well as the current condition and size of the building. However, the accurate estimation of any residential demolition project depends on:
1. Square footage of the building
2. Whether or not hazardous materials are present
3. Landfill and hauling fees
4. Fees for permits, licenses, and other policies
How is exterior demolition performed?
The most common method for exterior demolition is mechanical demolition, which is performed with heavy machinery such as excavators, bulldozers, wire rope pulls, etc. It’s typically the most efficient for large-scale commercial demolition projects because of their precision and impressive technology for accuracy and safety.
A second method is deconstruction, although it’s a much slower and detailed process than standard mechanical demolition. During exterior deconstruction, the structures that need to be demoed are deconstructed piece-by-piece using hand tools, as opposed to heavy machinery, to carefully dismantle the building with the objective of recovering as much salvageable material as possible. This method is more expensive upfront, but you can often recoup much of your investment by re-using or selling the salvaged materials.
Do I need to prepare my home or business for exterior demolition?
There are a few things that need to be done before a demolition team can get started. The first priority is to disconnect all of the utilities: electrical lines (if above ground) are removed when the power is cut off and the meter is removed by SDG&E, water is shut off, and gas service should be stopped.
Keep in mind gas service can take up to 45 days for full disconnection. The owner will also be required to sign and notarize their permission to demolish the structure on the permit application.
Are there permit requirements for exterior demolition?
A contractor must have the proper local and state licensing in order to perform any type of demolition work. These contractor licensing requirements vary from state-to-state. Watkins Environmental, based in San Diego, is fully licensed and permitted for demolition work in the State of California.
Ready to get started on your residential demolition project? Contact Watkins Environmental for a free estimate today!
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