Building tear down (pics?)

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by sven1277, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    I have the opportunity to bid on a 35 by 40' building tear down. The original 20 by 30' has concrete block walls. The remaining size comes from several goofy additions. Slab foundation and utilities area already disconnected. I'm sure my mini ex and skid can handle the job but wonder if it would be worth it to rent a larger ex for efficiency. (It is on a main road and I don't want to look like a tard w/o the right equip.) I will rent a breaker attachment for the skid for the foundation. I plan on estimating the cost based on my standard machine rates. Do any of you have this type of work experience? Is there anything not obvious I should consider when bidding? Time wise, I would plan on a full day for the demo and a full day for cleanup, dumpster loading. I don't think it will take that long, but would rather be safe then sorry. Thanks for any input




  2. philboudreault

    philboudreault LawnSite Member
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    metal worth bringing to the scrap yard?

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    Looks like fun
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    well, good luck ta-ya. Most likely the job will be awarded to an excavating contractor that is adequately equipped for the tear down, removal, and hauling. Don't let that stop you, though, go for it.
  5. howierd3866

    howierd3866 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    I agree the bigger demo. contractors can do it so much cheaper and faster. But that said do bid on it to at lease to learn.Also here you must be a general contractor to pull the demo permits.My thoughts on metal... job too small to take time and remove metal unless your dump site requires it. good luck
  6. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,552

    Post it in the heavy equipment forum, you'll get alot more responces..

    What size is your skid and mini ex?

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