Brick and Chimney Removal Cost Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Pricing

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Updated September 1, 2022

Brick is a relatively inexpensive material that is durable and aesthetically-pleasing, which is why it's used for a variety of reasons. 

Brick can be used to build patios, create pathways in a yard, as a foundation for hot tubs, or for a classic brick fireplace.

Over time, however, you might decide that your foundation of bricks is no longer serving a purpose, and with so many other heating solutions available to homeowners, sometimes keeping a chimney no longer makes sense.

If you have a brick driveway, patio, or chimney you need removed, you're likely asking yourself, 'How much is this going to cost?'

Hometown understands the importance of getting a good price, and our guide will help ensure you get that.

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Brick and chimney removal costs vary based on a number of factors, including the size of the project, whether or not your chimney or structure is load-bearing, the method your removal requires (full or partial), your area's cost of living, accessibility, and the contractor you hire to do the work.

Your exact project cost will depend on these factors, and the best way to get an accurate estimate for your project is to reach out to multiple contractors in your area for a quote.

This not only ensures you get the best price but also allows you to choose the best brick or chimney removal contractor for the job, not just the cheapest.

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Average Price of Brick Removal

The average price of a brick removal project is $1,140, including debris disposal.

This price can vary dramatically by a variety of factors, mainly the size, accessibility, and location of your project.

Below are real-life examples of what other people paid for their brick removal service.

Brick Removal Cost Examples

State City Project Description Project Cost
Michigan Detroit Removed old brick and cement wheelchair ramp at a church $2,200
Michigan  Howell Removed brick porch and flower bed $1,000
Ohio Cleveland Removed brick one-car garage $1,300
Ohio Parma Heights Removed 84 sq ft brick patio $300
Texas Forth Worth Removed 216 sq ft, 4 inches thick, brick patio slab $900

As you can see, the cost of brick removal is heavily influenced by the amount of brick you need removed.

The geographic location can also influence your overall cost based on the cost of living (COL) in your area.

In Forth Worth, TX where the COL is 99.8/100, a customer paid $4.17 per sq ft for a brick patio slab to be demolished.

In Parma Heights, OH where the COL is 81.5/100, a customer paid $3.57 per sq ft to demolish their brick patio slab.

Small price differences like this may seem insignificant, but they make a big difference when it comes to larger projects, so be sure to keep that in mind when calling around to different contractors in your area.

We recommend getting at least three quotes from local professionals to ensure you get the best price and the best customer service.

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Average Price of Chimney Removal

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The average price of a chimney removal is $3,140. 

The biggest factor in determining how much you will pay is whether you opt for a full or partial chimney demolition. 

A full chimney removal involves the complete removal of the entire chimney, including the chimney stack and breast, and patching up the roof as well as any walls or floors that were disrupted in the removal.

Full removals can run anywhere from $2,500-$7,500 depending on a variety of factors. 

A partial chimney removal involves simply removing the chimney stack, leaving the chimney breast, closing up the chimney opening, and patching the roof.

Partial removals can cost anywhere from $300-$2,000 and also depend on a number of factors.

Regardless of the method you choose, your project quote should include labor and disposal fees, so be sure to confirm that when calling around to local contractors.

Additional factors that affect the total cost of deck removal include:

  • The size of the chimney
  • The material the chimney is made out of
  • The condition the chimney is in
  • Whether or not the chimney is load-bearing. 
  • Cost of living in your area
  • The contractor you hire

Here are some real-life examples of what others have paid for their chimney removal. 

Chimney Removal Cost Examples

State City Project Description Final Cost
Massachusetts Whitman Removed two-story brick chimney stack $1,800
Michigan Fenton Removed cantilever chimney stack and breast, and brick fireplace $4,500
Michigan  Ferndale Removed three-story brick chimney stack and breast  


Michigan Grand Rapids Removed two-story brick chimney stack and breast $2,850
Michigan Manchester Removed two-story brick chimney breast, and repaired a wall in the basement $1,300
Michigan Napoleon Removed single-story brick chimney stack $300
New York Garden City Removed brick chimney stack and breast $5,500
New York Rochester Removed two-story, load-bearing, brick chimney stack and breast on a slate roof, and shored second floor $5,600

The examples above show how drastically different the cost of chimney removals can be depending on the fine details. 

A customer in Rochester, NY paid $5,600 for a full chimney removal from a two-story home and included shoring the second floor, while a customer in Napoleon, MI only paid $300 for a partial chimney removal on a single-story home.

A different customer from Michigan paid $1,300 for their partial chimney on a two-story home and also had their contractor include a basement wall repair in the cost. 

While this customer's partial removal involved a larger chimney as well as an additional wall repair, the large difference in price is also reflective of the cost of living in these two Michigan cities. 

The COL in Napoleon, MI is 76.1/100, while the COL in Manchester, MI is 99.5/100, which is sure to play a role in how much more the customer from Manchester paid in comparison to the customer from Napoleon. 

To ensure you get the best price for quality chimney removal services, we recommend getting quotes from multiple contractors.

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