Interior Demolition

Walls represent a myriad of different things in life. They represent boundaries, hurdles, obstacles, seasons of life, and accomplishments. As with any aspect of life, sometimes those walls need to come down. This is true in both the figurative and literal sense. If you have actual, physical, constructed walls in need of tear down, then…

Walls represent a myriad of different things in life. They represent boundaries, hurdles, obstacles, seasons of life, and accomplishments. As with any aspect of life, sometimes those walls need to come down. This is true in both the figurative and literal sense. If you have actual, physical, constructed walls in need of tear down, then we have some information we know you will find helpful.

“What goes up, must come down.”[1] We know this is true of buildings, bridges, and towers, but this same principle is also true for interior spaces. If you are currently considering a remodel of some kind, or perhaps you are looking to expand an already existing space, then you are in need of interior demolition.

What is interior demolition? 

Interior demolition is any non-structural demolishing of spaces. It can include everything from wall and ceiling removal, floor removal, and even salvaging of materials for future use. There can also be some selective structural demolition, which includes the removal of walls and certain beams. While doing the latter will require a professional’s help, so too will the other interior demolitions projects.”

If you are in the process of a remodel or updates to your home, office space, a retail store or restaurant franchise, healthcare provision location, school classroom or administrative offices – then these are just a few areas where interior demolition may be necessary. 

Perhaps you are not in the remodeling process at all, but you are on the brink of a whole building demolition project. Interior demolition, more often than not, is the first initial step in your overall demolition process. These projects require an expert to ensure load-bearing walls are not removed prematurely, any materials that are going to be reused are removed properly, and that no dangerous or hazardous materials are disturbed or dispersed through the demolition process.[2]

Practically speaking, interior demolition is the specific and limited removal of the primary structural components from inside the actual structure. What are these components? In layman’s terms, these are fixtures, and they include things like walls, carpets, flooring, floor support, ceiling fans or the entire ceiling, tile, baseboards, molding, mechanical systems, plumbing, electrical wiring, insulation, dry-wall, and fire protectant devices just to name a few.[3]

Whatever your interior demolition project is, we will help you knock it down safely, efficiently, and in the most cost-effective way we can. 

How do I begin an interior demolition project?

The first step to your interior demolition job is determining what you want to do with your space. Plan. Plan. Plan. Once you have decided what you would like to do with the space, selected your wall colors, flooring, furniture, and crafted a blueprint, then it is time to hire a skilled interior demolition expert.

As we mentioned above, interior demolition is the process by which the space inside of your building structure is removed. This process is complicated, messy, and it can be dangerous. If you are considering an interior demolition job, then you should look no further than Alpine Demolition, LLC. We are demolition experts with nearly 30 years of experience in the Chicago area. We have tackled a wide range of jobs, from bridges to professional baseball stadiums, from water towers to silos and everything in between. Click here to see why it is so vital that you choose to work with an experienced interior demolition team.

How much does interior demolition cost?

Once you have decided you are ready to move forward with interior demolition, you will want to consider the costs of your project. Use these estimates to help you ensure you are ready for anything in your planning process.

As you probably guessed, there is no set price for an interior demolition. There are many factors that need to be considered, and those factors will play a role in the bottom line. Generally, an interior demolition is going to cost somewhere from $3,000-$4,500 for the average home or space.[4] Other estimates project that your interior demolition could cost anywhere from $2,000 to nearly $5,000.[5] Depending on the site and some of the impactful factors, that range can grow to approximately $12,000-$20,000[6] and be as little as $500.[7]

At Alpine Demolition, our guarantee to you is that we will provide you with a comprehensive estimate for your demo project. There are no surprise fees with us!

What are the factors that determine the cost of your interior demolition?

There are dozens of factors that can jack up your interior demolition cost. To help you get the best estimate, we have provided some tips to be mindful of as you plan.

  • The amount of work: this makes sense, if you are having one wall bulldozed, then you can expect this to cost less than having your entire kitchen and all of your appliances removed. The first thing to consider is how much you need to have deconstructed.
  • Price increases: hazardous materials like asbestos, lead paint, or mold can cause prices to increase because of the safety measures required. Plumbing issues can also cause prices to increase because pipes may have to be relocated to accommodate your new design. Load bearing walls also increase the price of your interior demolition because additional support and labor will be required to ensure your room, home, or whatever the space may be remains structurally sound.[8]

Are you ready to take down your walls?

You have been thinking about this remodel project for a while, and now you know the basic first steps to tackle your interior demolition job. You have done your research, you have considered the costs, and now it is time to jump in and start your project.

Click here to submit any questions you have regarding your upcoming interior demolition project. Click here to submit a bid request form. This will begin the process of you receiving our guaranteed, comprehensive estimate with no hidden fees. 

As always, at Alpine Demolition Services, we promise to complete your project in a safe, sustainable, cost-effective, and timely fashion.

If you do not see what you need on either of those forms, call us at (630) 761-0700. Send a fax to: (630) 761-0777. Or email us at: kelli@knockitdown.com.


[1] Lyrics and music by The Ultimate Tyrone Davis.

[2] https://www.urinow.com/2019/05/22/all-you-need-to-know-about-selective-demolition/

[3] https://www.hometowndemolitioncontractors.com/blog/demolition-101-a-beginners-guide-to-demo

[4] https://www.hometowndemolitioncontractors.com/blog/demolition-101-a-beginners-guide-to-demo

[5] https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/additions-and-remodels/demo-an-interior/

[6] https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/additions-and-remodels/demo-an-interior/

[7] https://www.hometowndemolitioncontractors.com/blog/demolition-101-a-beginners-guide-to-demo

[8] https://www.hometowndemolitioncontractors.com/blog/demolition-101-a-beginners-guide-to-demo

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