A commercial demolition project’s price can range depending on a variety of factors, although typically the average price tends to be close to $30,500. Our team at Mondo EX has put together this blog post outlining some of the different factors that can change the price. We have completed a variety of demolition jobs in Toronto and today we are going to share with you our insight into pricing.
The Commercial Building Square Footage
In most cases, a demolition project is charged per square foot, making this the biggest factor in pricing. Before your project starts, it’s important that you get a measurement of the square footage so you are able to get an accurate price and budget your money accordingly. If the demolition project is a commercial building that is square-shaped or rectangle-shaped, it can be measured with a laser or tape measure.
Once you have the measurement of the length and the measurement of the width, you can then multiply them to get the total area. You can also keep in mind that an average demolition is between $4 to $8 per square foot. In some cases, the cost can decrease when there is an increased amount of square footage.
If there is asbestos in the area you are looking to perform demolition in, it will increase your estimate. This is because asbestos has to be removed by professionals before the project can begin. If the building was built in the 1980s or earlier, it will most likely have asbestos or other hazardous materials. If an inspector finds this type of hazardous material, it’s always best to have it completely removed and you can expect it to cost anywhere between $2 to $3 per square foot. Asbestos can likely be found in boilers, floor tiles, steam pipes, cement sheets, and more.
Permits, Licenses, and Other Policies
Obtaining the correct permits and documentation can cost anywhere from $200-$10,000 and it’s important to have these documents on file before the project begins. As well, you will want to inform the utility companies that you are planning a demolition project. In most cases, the permit costs are included in the price of a demolition service but it’s always important that you confirm this with the contractor before the project begins.
How We Can Help
If you are looking for commercial demolition services, our team at Mondo EX would be happy to help you. Our team is staffed by experienced and reliable demolition contractors who will thoroughly and professionally tear down the building and clear it completely. We also follow the industry best practices to ensure each job is completed safely and properly. To learn more about how we can go about your commercial demolition project, our team would be happy to give you an estimated cost. You can reach our team at (647) 619-6373. We look forward to speaking with you.