Demolition experts using an excavator for home demolition in New Jersey

Home Demolition Services

For expert residential demolition services, call Junk Police! As a team of qualified professionals, we demolish everything from sheds and decks to garages to houses.

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Licensed and Insured Home Demolition Contractors in Gloucester County, NJ

Junk Police is a local junk removal and demolition company based in West Deptford, NJ. With years of experience providing expert demolition and debris removal, we understand the time it takes to prepare your home for demolition. We avoid incidents by obtaining the proper permits and following local regulations to provide you with a simple, seamless demolition process.

Why Our Professional Home Demolition Services?

Why Our Professional Home Demolition Services?

Whether you need to tear down your home or salvage materials, you need a team that thoroughly understands proper planning and execution. Above all, you need a professional team with industry-grade equipment to get the job done promptly, leaving your property empty and open to new developments.

  • Local Expertise. Junk Police is locally owned and operated, so we know how to acquire the necessary permits and refer you to trusted home inspectors to ensure your property is safe and asbestos-free.
  • Volume-Based Pricing. We keep our prices fair by charging you based on the job size. We calculate transportation and disposal fees in your final quote so you know the price at the start of every appointment.
  • Eco-Friendly Disposal. If you need partial demolition, we will help you deconstruct your home. We’ll donate doors, cabinets, sinks, and more to Habitat Restore for use in future projects.
Garage Demolition in New Jersey

Garage Demolition in New Jersey

Renovating a garage can be a great way to free up space and organize your items, but starting from scratch is sometimes a better way to optimize space and make your garage bigger. Similar to home demolition, tearing down a garage is carefully planned when you choose us. Additionally, our garage tear-down pricing is always volume-based, customizing your quote to fit your needs. Book online to receive a free quote at the beginning of your appointment.

Well-trained in garage demolition, we recognize that some jobs require heavy machinery. We exercise caution during our demolition process, ensuring the safety of both our crew and nearby structures. Low-hanging branches, walls, and other obstructions may be present, but we’ll maneuver around them to provide thorough services. As a full-service team, we’ll worry about donating and recycling the debris for you!

The Home Demo Process

The Home Demo Process

  1. Reach out. Give us a call or book online to schedule your demolition consultation.
  2. Planning. We’ll survey your property and devise a thorough plan to demolish your unwanted structure.
  3. Demolition. After obtaining the permits, we carefully begin dismantling the property and sorting the debris for easy cleanup.
  4. Disposal. The final step is hauling the debris. We prioritize recycling demolition waste at a local facility to keep unnecessary waste out of our local landfills.

How to Prepare A Property for Demolition

1. Home Inspection and Planning

There are imperative measures to take before demolishing your home. Applications may vary by location, but they will outline the process in detail. Before demolition begins, you’ll need a professional home inspector to note potential hazards such as mold, asbestos, and structural hazards. 

2. Disconnect Utility Services

You’re required to provide letters stating the following services are disconnected:

  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Sewer
  • Phone and Cable

Not only is it safe for our demolition crew, but you’re less likely to cause problems for your neighbors if a connected line gets cut. You’ll also have to report other details about the property, such as how many oil tanks you have and their locations.

3. Notify Your Neighbors

Demolishing a home is a large project that requires heavy machinery in most cases. The process will disturb your neighbors, especially if they’re unaware of the project in the first place. In many New Jersey townships, you must submit proof that you’ve notified your neighbors. There’s nothing like jumping out of your sleep to the sound of bulldozers and excavators on a Monday morning!

4. Collect Salvageable Items

Before the big day, you can recover any materials you want to save, such as doors, cabinets, flooring, and anything else you can donate or use to rebuild your home.

5. Set up a Temporary Barrier to Contain Debris

In some townships, a barrier or fence must be installed to contain your demolition debris and keep unauthorized guests away from the site. In this instance, we can set it up for you and keep the surrounding area safe.

Home Demolition Frequently Asked Questions

In New Jersey, a demolition permit is required when making structural changes to any property or those affecting electrical, plumbing, or HVAC. It shows that you have clearance to demolish the property and will take the necessary steps to prepare for demolition. While you can acquire a permit and do it yourself, hiring a licensed contractor like us, keeps the process running smoothly and efficiently.
There are many reasons that you may choose one option over another. Deconstruction involves removing salvageable materials to donate, reuse, or recycle. Contrarily, demolition involves tearing down a structure without the intention to reuse materials. For newer structures, deconstruction is an eco-friendly method of removing a home. If the property is compromised, say an abandoned building, demolition may be the best option with faster results. We provide both services at Junk Police, so we will recommend the best method when we survey the property and create a plan.
Expect a home demolition to range from a few days to a few weeks. The time frame varies depending on the size of the structure and your preferred demolition method. Deconstruction takes longer than demolition, with other factors playing a role in the length of a project. No matter the potential hang-ups, we provide an accurate timeline and constantly communicate anything that may cause a delay.
Junk Police provides fair, volume-based pricing with every service. When you book an appointment, we’ll survey the property and create an effective demolition plan. We’ll then give you a fair, honest quote based on the size of the home. We include transportation and disposal fees in your final bill. There are never any surprises once our job is complete.

What Our Customers Have to Say

Based on 52 reviews
Will use them again in the future. Customer service representative(Adrian) is very helpful in providing information. Definitely product knowledge is good. And was not intimidating during quote or pricing.Kudos to the Removal team (Nick and company). They were professional and was very nice and honest to let me know that a functional leaf blower was accidentally mixed in the junk. I was grateful for showing concern.
Edwina Aubrey P.
21:23 07 Sep 22
Overall great experience. On time and very professional with household cleanup. Would recommend to others!
Corey M.
19:43 06 Sep 22
My nana used their service today. The young men were on-time, courteous, friendly and personal. She would recommend them anytime!!!
Anthony S.
17:31 30 Aug 22
Nick and his team were great to work with! They were punctual, pleasant, courteous and respectful of my home...all at a very reasonable price for the items they removed. I highly recommend Junk Police and would absolutely hire them again.
alexis b
00:13 22 Jun 22
The team did such a great job removing two of our large sheds. Each team member was respectful and courteous. These guys worked so hard and got the job done as scheduled. I would definitely recommend them.
Tara K.
17:23 02 Jun 22
Junk Police get an A+++ from me! Nick and team demolished and hauled away an old gazebo for us. Nick was lovely to deal with, very polite and professional. Junk Police were prompt in responding to my request for a quote and were able to complete the job just a few days later. The job was completed unbelievably quickly and the site cleaned up beautifully. I didn't fine one piece of scrap or a single nail in the yard! I highly recommend them and will call upon them again if needed.
H D.
13:38 24 May 22
I had three sheds and their contents removed.It wasn't an easy job. Problemsarose that were unexpected. They took care of them without hesitation. They do whatever it takes to finish the job they promised to do and more. I'm very impressed with their work ethicand professionalism. The price was more than fair and I intend to use their service again in the near future. Can't go wrong with Junk Police.
Maria D.
20:41 15 Apr 22
The junk police team helped remove heavy items that I needed cleared out ! They also were able to move my piano out !! These workers were awesome. They were efficient professional and friendly! Junk police awesome and I will recommend to anyone that needs this service !!!
Beth B.
21:11 30 Mar 22
Luke removed yard debris from a tree removal and did an outstanding job! He was polite, punctual, and professional. The debris was removed quickly and timely at very reasonable price. I will definitely be using their services again!
Alexis M.
21:43 11 Mar 22
The Junk Police, Luke, Andrew and Bobby were outstanding and extremely professional during their time on the job. Their level of respect for our property and surrounding neighbors was exemplary to the point where they swept the curb and sidewalk before they left. They worked hard and the final product was worth every penny. I can't say enough about the Junk Police and would definitely use their services again.
Jacqueline W.
02:20 04 Mar 22

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