DIY Versus Professional Demolition: What You Need To Know


With the proliferation of home remodeling shows which depict homeowners wielding sledgehammers to their walls, DIY demolition has grown considerably here in Jacksonville, Florida. However, if you are in need of partial or residential home demolition, taking a sledgehammer to your home may not be the best course of action.

Here at ELEV8 Demolition, we offer turnkey demolition services throughout the Jacksonville, Florida area. Below, we’ll take a look at DIY versus professional demolition and what you need to know. Contact us for a free quote today!

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Accidental Misses

While the purpose of your walls is to hold your home up and give it structure, hidden behind most walls can be ductwork, wiring, plumbing, internet cables, and more. If you just start wailing away on your walls willy-nilly, you can accidentally hit something, causing a lot of damage that can be quite costly to repair.

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Uncontrolled Collapse

Once you start compromising the structural integrity of a building, there is always a risk of it collapsing. Serious injury can occur if building materials fall on you or someone else. Professional demolition contractors understand how buildings fall, so during residential demolition, they ensure buildings fall in a timely and safe manner.

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Physically Demanding Work

Sledgehammers are heavy, and they are only one of the tools needed for a successful demolition project. Demolition involves tearing down a building that, frankly, does not want to be torn down. Modern buildings are solidly constructed, so most likely, you’ll need more than a hammer and a sledgehammer to get the job done right. Professional demolition contractors in Jacksonville use heavy equipment in order to quickly and safely demolish residences.

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Permitting Process

Homeowners are often aware that they most likely have to get permission from their county before they start a home demolition project. They may also have to notify and/or get permission from their homeowners’ association, too. When you partner with a professional demolition company in Jacksonville, they are intimately familiar with the permitting laws and will ensure your residential demolition service is 100% compliant.



ELEV8 Demolition is a top-rated local demolition contractor in Jacksonville, Florida, and the surrounding areas. Our team offers turnkey demolition services, which includes the initial quote and consultation, the permitting process, and logistics, the pre-planning and demolition process, as well as the cleanup process. Our mission is to remove your home, office, or warehouse and leave the area ready for its next adventure.

If you are interested in residential or commercial demolition near Jacksonville, don’t go it alone, Contact us for a free quote today!

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Our experience, and know-how means we can handle complex buildings up to 8 stories tall, as well as those in close quarters. We offer a turnkey commercial demolition solution (from environmental testing through permit pulling and utility disconnects) to streamline the process.


From house demolitions large and small to ancillary structures (garages, barns, pools, etc.), we are experienced in demolition of all types of structures, so you can rest assured that no residential demolition project is too much of a challenge for us.



If you need a mobile or manufactured home demolished, our demolition company offers same-day quotes and fast and efficient teardowns. Reach out today.