Concrete Driveway Removal Cost Guide: Pricing Information You Should Know

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Updated June 6, 2023

Removing an old, cracked, or unsightly concrete driveway (and typically replacing it with a new driveway) can quickly improve your property's value, but you're likely wondering how much it will cost.

At Hometown, we understand that getting a great price for your concrete parking lot removal is important to you, and we're here to help ensure you get that.

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Average Cost to Remove Concrete Driveway

The national average cost to demolish a concrete driveway is between $500 and $2,500, including debris disposal and returning the site to grade.

Concrete driveway removal costs $1-$3 per square foot on average, but your exact project cost could be more or less than this.

In the table below, see what others have paid for their driveway removal projects.


Concrete Driveway Removal Pricing 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 Humble Demolition of 875 sq ft concrete driveway $1,900
Texas South Lake Demolition of 3,000 sq ft concrete driveway $3,750
Utah Riverton Demolition of 102 sq ft concrete driveway $900
Washington Bellevue Demolition of 300 sq ft concrete driveway $5,000
Washington Seattle Demolition of 360 sq ft concrete driveway $1,45

As the table shows, the cost to remove a concrete driveway varies quite a bit, from as low as $450 to as high as $4,000 or more in some cases.

Your particular concrete driveway could cost more or less than the examples shown above.

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Factors That Affect Concrete Driveway Removal Pricing

When a demolition contractor writes up an estimate, they consider more than just the square footage of the driveway.

Several factors play a role in how much you’ll ultimately pay to have your driveway demolished.

The most common factors that affect the total cost of concrete driveway removal include:

  • Size and depth of the driveway.
  • Location and accessibility of the driveway.
  • Local cost of living and debris disposal fees.
  • Whether or not the concrete is reinforced.
  • Who you hire to do the work.

Naturally, the larger the driveway and the deeper the concrete, the more expensive it will be to break it up and remove it.

Likewise, if your driveway is located in an area that has a high cost of living and high waste disposal or permit fees, then you can expect to pay more for your driveway removal.

And if your driveway is steep or surrounded by buildings or landscaping, it will take more time and effort to safely remove it, which will cost more as well.

Another commonly overlooked factor that affects driveway removal costs is the contractor you hire to do it.

Each contractor offers different levels of customer service and different prices, and not all contractors are created equal.

Because of this, we recommend reaching out to multiple contractors for quotes to compare them.

This will help you get a great price for your driveway removal project and great customer service, too.

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How to Find the Right Concrete Driveway Removal Contractor

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Hiring an experienced concrete removal contractor to handle your driveway removal project is important for a number of reasons, but more than anything, it's for your protection.

If the driveway removal is not handled properly, damage can be done to surrounding property or underground lines.

A qualified concrete removal contractor will carefully consider the best way to remove the driveway without damaging any surrounding property, and what size/type of equipment is best for your particular project.

Likewise, when it comes to concrete driveway removal, grading the area improperly can lead to costly drainage issues down the road.

This is why we recommend hiring someone you know is licensed and insured to handle the concrete driveway removal.

We recommend reaching out to three or more local contractors to obtain quotes for your concrete removal project.

This will help to ensure you hire the right person for your concrete driveway lot removal without overpaying.

Hometown helps make it easy to find contractors in your area, read customer reviews, and request quotes from as many contractors as you'd like.

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