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Commercial vs. Residential Demolition April 8, 2020

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Commercial vs. Residential Demolition, Chillicothe, Ohio

If you have to tear down a building, you may think that your project is the same as any other demolition. However, residential ones are different from commercial demolitions, and it’s important to be aware of them before starting your project. Here’s a breakdown of the differences between the projects.


Homeowners who are planning a residential demolition should pack up their belongings and move them away from the area that will be demolished. They should also arrange to stay at a hotel or a relative’s home until the project is complete.

Types of Machinery

Smaller machinery is appropriate for residential demolition, as it allows for a greater position. Small excavators and bulldozers are commonly used during these projects.

Who Facilitates the Project

During residential demolition, contractors typically speak directly to the homeowner, who will have control of the decisions made. These contractors may also arrange to get a permit for demolition from the city.

How the Property Is Treated Afterward

Residential properties typically require grading to make room for a larger home. An excavating contractor will use advanced machinery to remove large rocks and other debris and smooth down the soil.

Commercial Demolition

demolitionBusiness owners who are planning commercial demolition need to complete a risk assessment and check for hazardous materials, like asbestos and lead. They also should notify anyone who will be affected by their project, including employees and neighboring businesses, ahead of time.

Types of Machinery

Commercial demolition may require wrecking balls and explosives, as they can demolish big buildings faster. 

Who Facilitates the Project

In commercial projects, the general contractor is usually the decision-maker. They may also oversee getting the needed permits from the city.

How the Property Is Treated Afterward

Unlike residential properties, commercial ones typically don’t need to be graded after demolition, as they are usually on level ground already and may not need to be graded.


If you’re planning to tear down a building, turn to Gillum Excavating and Demolition in Chillicothe, OH. The company has been providing professional demolition, excavating, and dump truck services for over 50 years. These professionals have the training and experience to assist with numerous projects and access to the best equipment and heavy-duty vehicles to get the job done efficiently. If you would like to learn more information about their services, call (740) 773-3425 or visit their website.


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