Residential vs. Commercial Demolition: Key Differences

HomeBlogResidential vs. Commercial Demolition: Key Differences

Demolition is a service that you’ll definitely need to hire a contractor for, but you’ll need to make sure to hire one with the right experience for your project. Specifically, you should hire a residential demolition contractor for a residential property, and a commercial demolition contractor for a commercial one. While many people assume that there’s not much difference between knocking down one type of structure compared to another, our team at Snead’s Outdoor Services (SOS) is here to tell you that the difference does matter. In this article, we’ll go over some of the key differences between residential and commercial demolition so that you understand why it matters.

Residential vs. Commercial Demolition: Key Differences

Residential Demolition

As the name suggests, residential demolition confines itself to private residences, usually homes designed for single families. The homeowner is usually the point person for our team, and they’re the ones who make the final decision on which parts of the home get demolished. Many homeowners hire us to remove some interior walls without touching the exterior structure, for example.

Commercial Demolition

Commercial demolition, on the other hand, is a more complex process. For starters, the process usually requires our team to obtain more permits before we can even begin, and these permits take longer to obtain than those for residential projects. In addition, the demolition contractor in these cases will usually communicate primarily with the general contractor, with little to no direct involvement with the property owner. No matter what kind of demolition you need, you can count on our experienced team to provide that service for you.