Demolition (cont.) Itemized costs for demolition of building components when building is being remodeled, repaired or rehabilitated, not completely demolished. Costs include protecting adjacent areas and normal clean-up. Costs are to break out the items listed and pile debris on site only. No hauling, dump fees or salvage value included. Equipment cost includes one air compressor and a pneumatic breaker with jackhammer bits. (Figures in parentheses show the volume before and after demolition and weight of the materials after demolition.) Use $250.00 as a minimum charge.
Windows, typical cost to remove window, frame and hardware, cost per SF of window
  Metal (36 SF per CY) BL@.058 SF — 1.73 — 1.73
  Wood (36 SF per CY) BL@.063 SF — 1.88 — 1.88
Wood stairs, cost per in-place SF or LF
  Risers (with tread) (25 SF per CY) BL@.116 SF — 3.46 — 3.46
  Landings (50 SF per CY) BL@.021 SF — .63 — .63
  Handrails (100 LF per CY) BL@.044 LF — 1.31 — 1.31
  Posts (200 LF per CY) BL@.075 LF — 2.24 — 2.24
Wood Framing Demolition Typical costs for demolition of wood frame structural components using hand tools. Normal center to center spacing (12" thru 24" OC) is assumed. Costs include removal of type NM non-metallic (Romex) cable as necessary, protecting adjacent areas, and normal clean-up. Costs do not include temporary shoring to support structural elements above or adjacent to the work area. (Add for demolition of flooring, roofing, sheathing, etc.) Figures in parentheses give the approximate “loose” volume and weight of the materials after being demolished.
Craft@Hrs Unit Material Labor Total
Ceiling joists, per in-place SF of ceiling area removed
  2" x 4" (720 SF per CY and 1.18 lbs. per SF) BL@.009 SF — .27 .27
  2" x 6" (410 SF per CY and 1.76 lbs. per SF) BL@.013 SF — .39 .39
  2" x 8" (290 SF per CY and 2.34 lbs. per SF) BL@.018 SF — .54 .54
  2" x 10" (220 SF per CY and 2.94 lbs. per SF) BL@.023 SF — .69 .69
  2" x 12" (190 SF per CY and 3.52 lbs. per SF) BL@.027 SF — .81 .81
Floor joists, per in-place SF of floor area removed
  2" x 6" (290 SF per CY and 2.04 lbs. per SF) BL@.016 SF — .48 .48
  2" x 8" (190 SF per CY and 2.72 lbs. per SF) BL@.021 SF — .63 .63
  2" x 10" (160 SF per CY and 3.42 lbs. per SF) BL@.026 SF — .78 .78
  2" x 12" (120 SF per CY and 4.10 lbs. per SF) BL@.031 SF — .92 .92
Rafters, per in-place SF of actual roof area removed
  2" x 4" (610 SF per CY and 1.42 lbs. per SF) BL@.011 SF — .33 .33
  2" x 6" (360 SF per CY and 2.04 lbs. per SF) BL@.016 SF — .48 .48
  2" x 8" (270 SF per CY and 2.68 lbs. per SF) BL@.020 SF — .60 .60
  2" x 10" (210 SF per CY and 3.36 lbs. per SF) BL@.026 SF — .78 .78
  2" x 12" (180 SF per CY and 3.94 lbs. per SF) BL@.030 SF — .89 .89
Stud walls, interior or exterior, includes allowance for plates and blocking, per in-place SF of wall area removed, measured on one face
  2" x 3" (430 SF per CY and 1.92 lbs. per SF) BL@.013 SF — .39 .39
  2" x 4" (310 SF per CY and 2.58 lbs. per SF) BL@.017 SF — .51 .51
  2" x 6" (190 SF per CY and 3.74 lbs. per SF) BL@.025 SF — .75 .75
Wood Framed Assemblies Demolition Typical costs for demolition of wood framed structural assemblies using hand tools when a building is being remodeled, repaired or rehabilitated but not completely demolished. Costs include removal of type NM non-metallic (Romex) cable as necessary, protecting adjacent areas and normal clean-up. Costs do not include temporary shoring to support structural elements above or adjacent to the work area, loading, hauling, dump fees or salvage value. Costs shown are per in-place square foot (SF) of area being demolished. Normal center to center spacing (12" thru 24" OC) is assumed. Figures in parentheses give the approximate “loose” volume and weight of the materials (volume after being demolished and weight.)
Ceiling assemblies. Remove ceiling joists, fiberglass insulation and gypsum board up to 5/8" thick
  2" x 4" (135 SF per CY and 3.78 lbs. per SF) BL@.030 SF — .89 .89
  2" x 6" (118 SF per CY and 4.36 lbs. per SF) BL@.034 SF — 1.01 1.01
  2" x 8" (106 SF per CY and 4.94 lbs. per SF) BL@.039 SF — 1.16 1.16
  2" x 10" (95 SF per CY and 5.54 lbs. per SF) BL@.043 SF — 1.28 1.28
  2" x 12" (89 SF per CY and 6.12 lbs. per SF) BL@.048 SF — 1.43 1.43

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