Concrete & Asphalt Removal Cost Guide: Average Pricing to Demolish Driveways, Patios, and More

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

At Hometown, we understand that getting the best price for your concrete or asphalt removal project is important to you, and our goal is to help ensure you get that.

This cost guide will cover the average costs for the most popular concrete and asphalt removal proejcts:

Concrete removal and asphalt removal costs vary based on a number of factors, including the size and complexity of the project, how easy the concrete/asphalt is to access with equipment, where you live, and who you hire.

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 concrete/asphalt removal contractor for the job, not just the cheapest.

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Concrete Patio Removal Average Cost

Concrete patio removal costs anywhere from $3-$6 per square foot on average, including debris disposal.

The average concrete patio is 100-300 sq ft, so the cost to demolish the average patio and remove the debris is $300-$1,800.

However, as previously mentioned, there are a number of factors that will affect the cost of your project.

Common Factors Affecting the Cost of Concrete Patio Removal:

  • Size of the concrete patio
  • Complexity of the patio
  • Location and accessibility of the patio
  • Contractor you hire

The table below gives an idea of what real concrete patio removal costs across the country look like, how they vary, and why.

 

Concrete Patio Removal Cost Examples

State City Project Description Project Cost
California Norwalk Demolition of 270 sq ft concrete patio $1,500
Colorado Denver Demolition of 350 sq ft concrete patio, including 240 sq ft overhang $2,500
Colorado Severance Demolition of 289 sq ft concrete patio $950
Connecticut Oakville Demolition of 375 sq ft concrete patio $1,500
Florida Miami Demolition of 456 sq ft concrete patio $700
Georgia Warner Robins Demolition of 133 sq ft concrete patio $700
Illinois Chicago Demolition of 800 sq ft concrete patio $1,500
Michigan Dexter Demolition of 144 sq ft concrete patio $450
Minnesota Minneapolis Demolition of 200 sq ft concrete patio and walkway $1,000
North Carolina Cary Demolition of 150 sq ft concrete patio $1,100
Ohio Worthington Demolition of 1,400 sq ft concrete patio $1,500
Texas North Richland Hills Demolition of 288 sq ft concrete patio $1,800
Texas Plano Demolition of 80 sq ft concrete patio $750

As you can see from the above table, the biggest factor affecting the cost of concrete patio removal is size.

For example, a small, 144 sq ft concrete patio in Dexter, Michigan costs only $450 to remove, while a large, 1,400 sq ft concrete patio in Worthington, Ohio cost $1,500 to remove.

The larger and more complex your concrete patio is, the more your project will cost.

Similarly, the waste disposal fees and cost of living in your area will also influence your concrete patio removal cost.


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Asphalt Driveway Removal Average Cost

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Asphalt removal costs roughly $1-$3 per square foot on average, including debris disposal.

The cost to demolish the average asphalt driveway and remove the debris is between $1,000 and $3,000.

However, just with any type of asphalt or concrete removal, there are a number of factors that will affect the cost of your specific project, like the size of the asphalt driveway, where it's located and how accessible it is, and who you hire to do the work.

The table below gives an idea of what real asphalt driveway removal costs across the country look like, how they vary, and why.

 

Asphalt Driveway Removal Cost Examples

State City Project Description Project Cost
Minnesota Richfield Demolition of 1,600 sq ft asphalt driveway $1,600
North Carolina Greensboro Demolition of 1,000 sq ft asphalt driveway $1,800
Ohio University Heights Demolition of 1,400 sq ft asphalt driveway $3,500

As the table shows, the cost to remove an asphalt driveway can vary quite a bit across the country, even for the removal of a driveway similar in size.

The geographic location and accessibility of the asphalt driveway play a big role in cost, as does who you hire.

To ensure you get the best customer service for the best possible price in your specific area, we recommend reaching out to three contractors (or more) for project estimates.


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Concrete Parking Lot Removal Average Cost

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Concrete parking lot removal is $2-$4 per square foot on average, including debris disposal.

The larger your parking lot, the lower your square footage cost will be.

For example, in Manchester, New Hampshire, a 480 sq ft concrete parking lot cost $2,300 to remove.

This concrete parking lot removal cost roughly $4.80 per square foot.

In Irving, Texas, a 29,000 sq ft concrete parking lot cost $52,200 to remove.

This concrete parking lot removal cost $1.80 per square foot.

Your concrete parking lot removal could be more or less depending on the size of your lot, where it's located, and how high the cost of living and waste disposal fees are in your area.


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Concrete Foundation Removal Average Cost

The cost for a complete foundation removal is $1,000-$5,000 on average.

Similar to other concrete removal projects, the larger the foundation, the less cost per square foot you can expect to pay.

However, if your project is complex in some way, you can expect your cost to go up.

For example, if your concrete foundation is difficult to access with heavy machinery, it will require more caution and more time to complete the job properly, and will cost more as well.

The table below gives an idea of what real concrete foundation removal costs across the country look like, how they vary, and why.

 

Concrete Foundation Removal Cost Examples

State City Project Description Project Cost
California Santa Ana Demolition of 400 sq ft concrete foundation $2,000
Georgia Marietta Demolition of 200 sq ft concrete foundation, including 100 sq ft brick wall $2,000
Minnesota Lakeville Demolition of 288 sq ft concrete foundation and wood retaining wall $1,900
New Hampshire Warren Demolition of 864 sq ft concrete foundation $1,800
New Jersey Ocean City Demolition of 476 sq ft concrete foundation, then replaced with pavers/stone $34,000
North Carolina Charlotte Demolition of 1,500 sq ft cinder block foundation, including cedar sidings $5,500
Texas Colleyville Demolition of 480 sq ft concrete foundation $1,050
Texas Fort Worth Demolition of 352 sq ft concrete foundation $2,000
Texas Fort Worth Demolition of 2,600 sq ft concrete foundation $3,900

As you can see from the table above, some of the biggest factors affecting concrete foundation removal costs are the location and size of the foundation.

For example, a customer in Warren, New Hampshire paid $1,800 to have an 864 sq ft concrete foundation removed, while another customer in Santa Ana, California paid $2,000 for the removal of a 400 sq ft concrete foundation.

This difference in price is because the waste disposal fees and cost of living in Santa Ana are higher than those of Warren.

Therefore, customers in Santa Ana pay more on average than customers in Warren, or other areas with a lower cost of living.


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Concrete Driveway Removal Average Cost

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The average cost to remove a concrete driveway in the U.S. is between $500 and $2,500.

However, your concrete driveway removal could cost more or less depending on:

  • The length, width, and depth of your driveway.
  • The location and accessibility of your driveway.
  • Who you hire to remove the driveway.

Below are some real-life examples of what others have paid for their concrete driveway removal.

 

Concrete Driveway Removal Cost Examples

State City Project Description Project Cost
California Brentwood Demolition of 1,248 sq ft concrete driveway $2,496
California Hayward Demolition of 450 sq ft concrete driveway $1,100
California Long Beach Demolition of 1,500 sq ft concrete driveway $1,500
California Long Beach Demolition of a 500 sq ft concrete driveway $850
Florida St. Petersburg Demolition of 400 sq ft concrete driveway $800
Maryland Baltimore Demolition of 200 sq ft concrete driveway $600
Massachusetts Newton Demolition of 1,000 sq ft concrete driveway $3,200
Michigan Grand Rapids Demolition of 160 sq ft concrete driveway $450
North Carolina Cary Demolition of 150 sq ft concrete driveway $900
Oregon Portland Demolition of 250 sq ft concrete driveway, including 100 sq ft retaining wall $2,100
Texas Deer Park Demolition of 700 sq ft concrete driveway $1,900
Texas Euless Demolition of 400 sq ft concrete driveway, including replacement $4,200
Texas South Lake Demolition of 3,000 sq ft concrete driveway $3,750
Utah Riverton Demolition of 102 sq ft concrete driveway $900
Washington Seattle Demolition of 360 sq ft concrete driveway $1,450

As the table demonstrates, the larger the driveway, the more you can expect to pay.

You can also see that the location of the driveway plays a big role in cost as well.

For example, a customer in Grand Rapids, Michigan paid half of what a customer in Cary, North Carolina paid for roughly the same size driveway removal.

This cost discrepancy is due to the higher debris disposal fees and overall cost of living in Cary (115/100) compared to Grand Rapids (87.8/100).


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Concrete Sidewalk Removal Average Cost

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The average cost to remove a concrete sidewalk is around $1,000, ranging anywhere from $500-$2,000 or more in some cases.

However, your exact concrete sidewalk removal cost will depend on the length, width, and depth of the sidewalk, the location and accessibility of the sidewalk, and who you hire to remove it.

The below table includes real-life examples of what other customers have paid for their concrete sidewalk removal project.

 

Concrete Sidewalk Removal Cost Examples

State City Project Description Project Cost
California Massack Demolition of 200 sq ft concrete sidewalk $1,100
Illinois Oak Lawn Demolition of 162 sq ft concrete sidewalk $650
Texas Dallas Demolition of 195 sq ft concrete sidewalk, including replacement $5,000
Texas Fort Worth Demolition of 377 sq ft concrete sidewalk $1,200
Texas Richardson Demolition of 64 sq ft concrete sidewalk $300

As you can see, the cost for concrete sidewalk removal can range anywhere from $3-$6 per square foot.

The size and location of the project arguably have the biggest impact on project cost, but who you hire will always play a role.

To ensure you get the best services for the best price, we recommend getting quotes from at least three different contractors in your area.


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