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Learn about different types of demolition projects. Educate yourself so that you are knowledgeable. The more you learn, the more options you will discover.

Here are a few different types of demolition projects:

- House Demolition, which includes: tearing down an entire house and basement, removing all debris from the site, and rough grading the site. Learn about house demolition cost factors.

- Interior house demolition, which includes: tearing out walls and ceilings, removing all debris, and cleaning the interior space. A common project type would be a kitchen or bath remodeling project (removing old kitchen or bathroom so you can install new furnishings). Learn about interior home demolition cost factors.

- Pool removal, which includes either a partial pool demolition which involves removing the top part of the pool and filling in the rest, or complete pool removal which involves digging out the pool, filling in the hole with fill dirt, rough grading, and removing debris from the site. Learn about pool demolition and removal cost factors.

- Driveway removal, which includes: breaking up the existing driveway, hauling away material, and grading.

- Commercial building demolition, which includes: tearing down an entire commercial building, removing construction debris, and rough grading the site. There are several types of commercial building demolition including 1) deconstruction (or dismantling), and 2) implosion (where explosives are used to blow up the building).

- Interior commercial demolition, which includes: tearing out walls and ceilings, removing debris, and cleaning interior space. A common project type would be for an office or restaurant tenant fit out (removing prior tenant improvements and building out for the new tenant).

- Site clearing and grading, which includes: removing trees, sidewalks, driveways, small structures. A common project would be clearing a site for a new building.

- Underground fuel tank removal, which includes: digging out the fuel tanks, removing contaminated material (including dirt), filling the hole with new soil material, and properly disposing of the fuel tank and contaminated material.

- Asbestos demolition, which includes: encapsulating the area of demolition, removing the asbestos material, properly containing and disposing of the material, and post demolition cleanup.

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