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The Selective Demolition Costs That May Affect Your Project

Demolishing an entire building isn’t always the best option. You have to deal with both the demolition and the clean-up. Plus, you will incur the cost of building something new on the site before you can use it again.

You’ll often find that selective demolition costs make it the wiser choice, especially for buildings that have no structural issues.

But what is selective demolition? The team at Murray Demolition is here to help you figure out if it’s right for you.

What is Selective Demolition?

The Selective Demolition works
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Some demolition companies, including ourselves, refer to selective demolition as interior demolition. It involves careful planning to allow for the demolition of the insides of a building without affecting the building’s main structure.

Typically, this requires the use of special equipment that allows us to deconstruct parts of a building in stages. This ensures the main structure doesn’t come under any stress, which allows you to use it again later on.

Many clients use selective demolition for things like office remodeling or when they want to completely repurpose an existing building.

Why Choose Selective Demolition?

There are several reasons why you may choose selective demolition instead of regular. These include the following:

  • Costs are lower than the costs of demolishing the entire structure.
  • Selective demolition leads to the production of less waste, which is better for the environment and leads to less hauling.
  • The process maximizes your demolition team’s efficiency so that they’re not getting rid of something that you can still use.
  • You want to remodel, repurpose, or build a new extension onto an existing building.
  • You can use selective demolition to get rid of hazardous waste and materials without compromising the structure of the building.

What Does It Work Best For?

Selective demolition works best in the following cases:

  • You’re renovating or remodeling an existing building.
  • You need to relocate a building without completely demolishing it.
  • You’re preparing a building for new construction work.
  • You need to remove asbestos or other hazardous materials.

The Basic Steps

Every selective demolition job offers different challenges. But our team will generally follow these steps when completing the work for you:

  1. The team will inspect the building and gather all of the information needed to determine if the selective demolition work is even possible. This generally includes conducting building surveys and creating plans for the entire process.
  2. We then work with you to deal with the local building codes and bylaws that affect your building. This is especially important if you’re extending the building because some states have rules in place relating to the maximum size of buildings.
  3. We prepare the building for the demolition work, which usually involves handling the plumbing and electrical systems, as well as installing temporary lighting systems if needed.
  4. With all of these preparations in place, we commence with the work.

Selective demolition is not an easy task because it requires a great deal of expertise. Thankfully, Murray Demolition has a team that’s capable of the job. Get in touch today to find out how your bank account may benefit from lower selective demolition costs.


asbestos safely removed and the hazards eliminated

Samples were taken throughout the building

seal off the affected areas and prep the site for asbestos removal

Indoor areas were sealed off so that negative air pressure could be maintained, effectively isolating the asbestos fibers and ensuring that they could not escape into the rest of the building

Specialized asbestos containment vacuums were used to trap and safely remove airborne particles or asbestos dust

The remaining asbestos was carefully lifted, sealed and removed for proper disposal.

licensed asbestos workers

- save removal

- hazards elimination

sitework for new construction.

clearing the site and installing several underground and above ground structures

prepare a stable and level foundation

we will provide you with a level base or the precise slope that you require for your project.

ensure a proper foundation for later development

soil remediation and sitework

contaminated soil service

quickly and efficiently remove the contaminated soil to allow construction to continue as planned.

oil, kerosene, solvents, pesticides, semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC), phenols, nitrates and toxic metals


armed with an arsenal of modern cutting edge equipment

fleet of equipment

recycling of salvageable materials

recycling services for all construction materials including asphalt

In-house Project Management and Design Teams that are seasoned and experienced, with the ability to fast track and schedule out our projects

mitigating noise and dust concerns

Our professional team is equipped and trained to minimize the inconvenience to residential communities.

dust free requirement

For the safety of the community children and to contend with heavy traffic, the project demanded dust free demolition.

daily safety meetings at all of our construction sites, keeping our equipment up to date and well maintained, and making sure that our people properly trained.

enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines

We know it is important to constantly remind our employees about safe procedures, and to keep them informed about the work that will be going on each day.

Our employees are constantly trained in jobsite safety procedures, including the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), equipment safety, restricted areas, clean working environments, energy safety and fall protection.

Our employees are trained and encouraged to speak out and resolve safety issues as soon as they arise.

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