The Importance of a Demolition Contract


Demolition jobs can be big undertakings, especially if you are doing a big commercial job, so you want to be sure that the job is done right and without problems. You also want to be sure that you know the cost of the residential or commercial demolition project, the work that is to be done, and the date of expected completion. This is where a demolition contract comes into play.

ELEV8 Demolition is a Jacksonville demolition contractor that offers a wide variety of services, including residential, commercial, mobile home, emergency, industrial, and pool demolition services. Our family-owned and operated demolition company has the knowledge and the experience to perform any size demolition jobs, from large commercial complexes to garage demolitions. We offer same-day quotes and efficient teardowns. Below, we’ll go over the importance of a demolition contract. Contact our demolition company for a free estimate today!


A demolition contract should outline key areas:

  • The exact work that will be performed
  • An outline of the demolition schedule
  • An expected completion date
  • How the payment will be collected
  • Other miscellaneous details

Below, we’ll take a look at each of these points a bit more in-depth.

Project Details

It’s important to have in writing the scope of the project so that everyone is on the same page. This also ensures that no details are missed. This will list what building or buildings will be taken down, if the materials are to be hauled away, and how the land will look upon completion. The permit process will most likely be outlined as well, as well as the utility disconnects and any other local or state government requirements or protocols that are required.


Time Frame

Time frame is important to the customer since they most likely are waiting on the demolition process to be completed before they can enter their next planned phase for the building or the land. A start date and expected completion date will be outlined. Some contracts go further and even project what will be done on each day. This helps both parties know if there is an urgency involved in the demolition project.


Payment Cost and Schedule

Payment is a concern to both parties. The customer wants to know exactly how much their residential or commercial demolition project will cost, as well as how that number was derived, which usually includes a breakdown of the individual charges. The payment schedule will be enumerated as well, which can be quite lengthy if the demolition job is complex. The down payment will be listed (probably with a due date for it), as well as a payment schedule. The final payment will have a deadline as well. This helps the customer and the demolition company have clarity so that payments are not missed or skipped.


Other Miscellaneous Details

A lot of demolition projects are straight forward. “Tear down said building” is pretty easy to put down in written form. However, some projects may be more detailed, such as if hazardous wastes are involved, a partial demolition is requested, or it’s more of a deconstruction project (where demolition is done by hand with the intent to salvage building materials). Anything outside the norm should be noted as well.



ELEV8 Demolition is proud to be your choice for demolition services in the Jacksonville area. From home teardowns and barn demolition to pool and deck removals, our demolition company has got your needs covered. We work diligently to ensure your needs are taken care of, that we stick to the time frame in the demolition contract, and that your expectations are met and exceeded. We ensure all of our processes are safe and our demolition crews are trained and operate in a safe manner. We can answer any questions you may have, and once a written estimate has been given, we can explain the terms in detail.

If you are interested in a Jacksonville demolition service, call for a free written estimate. We understand that demolition usually needs to be completed as soon as possible. We’ll have a quote to you within 24 hours. Call us today!


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.