Construction and Demolition Royalty Free Sound Effects

For Multi-User Licensing: Please contact David Fienup via the “Contact” link on this website.


  • Audio Files: 127
  • Audio Clips: 159
  • Size: 3 GB unzipped
  • Duration: 2h:47m:27s
  • Format: WAV
  • Fidelity: 48k/24bit
  • Channels: Mixture of mono & stereo. All ambiences are stereo.

Construction/Demolition is a collection of 127 audio files containing 159 individual clips. While this collection includes some typical tools such as circular saws cutting wood and concrete, chainsaw, hammering, jackhammer, power drills, and sledge hammer, the true beauty of this collection lies in the ambiences. There are 11 fresh construction ambiences, 27 hospital demolition ambiences, and 7 home demolition ambiences. These tracks are great for when you need the sound of 6’ demolition scissors cutting through steel I-beams, a ton of brick and mortar falling 4 stories onto a pile of rubble, massive construction and demolition machinery grinding and screeching about, or the crash of a backhoe caving in the roof or tearing down the wall of a house.

This collection provides some new and interesting sounds, as well as a ton of variations so your soundtrack never gets old! All Soundopolis tracks include metadata tags so they are easy to find using any search engine. All tracks were recorded, edited, mastered, and packaged as 48k/24bit wave files. Collections come in easily downloadable zip files.



UCS Update: New purchases of Construction & Demolition come fully equipped with UCS metadata and filenames. Previously purchased copies can also be updated.

Soundminer Users: To update your old version to the new UCS metadata, create a new database, scan in your copy of the collection, change the "Manufacturer" metadata column to say 'Soundopolis' (without the quotes, and capitalize the first 'S'), select the "Database" dropdown menu, and select "Lookup Metadata from Cloud".  Once the metadata is done updating, you can select all of the files, right click on them, and select "Embed Selected".  NOTE: THIS WILL CHANGE THE FILE NAMES!!!  If this action will impact older projects that use these sounds, it is your responsibility to save a copy with the original filenames somewhere so as not to impact those projects.

Other Update Options: Below are two zip files.  One is a text file with all of the metadata generated by Soundminer.  The second is that same information in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.  These should help if you use a program other than Soundminer.  For directions on how to update your particular program, please consult with the manufacturer's website.  Soundopolis only uses Soundminer, and is not familiar with the metadata updating procedures of all of the other programs available.