Demolition Take-off Services

Demolition Take-off

Demolition Take-off Services

Legacy Estimating specializes in providing trusted, reliable, and accurate demolition take-off estimation services. Our service consists of offering clients information regarding the quantity of each material in construction needed to finish a job with finesse.

With over ten years of experience in the field, Legacy Estimating has a well-built repute in the market when it comes to demolition takeoff estimation. The secret to our success lies in the following questions that we always ensure to answer for ourselves when calculating estimates:

  • What is the location of the building?
  • Is it a commercial, industrial, or residential building?
  • What is the size of the building?
  • Are there any unusual circumstances that could affect the estimated cost of demolition?
  • Who will be in charge of the disposal of the demolished buildings?
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Building location

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Regardless of how experienced a company is in the field, some details are crucial to be accounted for before a final demolition estimate can be provided. Typically, the cost of tearing down a building in the South and Midwest will lower as compared to the East and West coasts. However, the cost can still skyrocket if the city itself does not favor demolition. In those cases, permit costs can be notably higher. Without accounting for the location of the building, a firm cannot accurately offer an approximation to its client. Fortunately, Legacy Estimating is aware of these little details and never fails to deliver excellently.

Building type

Is it a commercial building? Is it a residential building? Or is it an industrial building? Depending upon the type of building it is, the costs vary. The material used in the construction of the building is another variable to take into account. Typically, hazardous material and asbestos may be found in the flooring of a building. In those cases, it takes around $3 per square foot for its removal.

However, this is not all one needs to account for when considering the building type. The size of the building, the area, and the type of building all come together and aid in the approximation of its flattening.

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Building size

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Remember a rule of thumb: the bigger the building size, the higher the cost of demolition (estimated or actual).

At Legacy Estimating, we always ensure to thoroughly consider all variables involved in the process of demolition to give a correct estimate. 

Account For Unusual Circumstances

Legacy Estimating ensures that expected, potential, and variable costs are all counted in the rough estimate that we draw. To achieve that, we may hire a certified inspector to inspect if there is asbestos used in the construction of the building. 

Although hiring a certified asbestos inspector will have its charges that will ultimately increase the estimated total cost of demolition, it will ensure that no hazards will be caused in the process.

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Building Debris Disposal

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Without ensuring that someone is in charge of debris disposal of the building, the estimation of demolition take-off remains incomplete. After all, the remains of the demolished building cannot just be thrown out there on the roads. 

At Legacy Estimating, we make certain that the people in charge of debris disposal are contacted beforehand to avoid any inconvenience. The cost of disposal depends upon the size and type of building as well. Larger buildings and asbestos-filled buildings will typically be charged higher to dispose of.