Concrete Patio Removal Cost Guide: How Much It Costs to Demolish a Patio

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Updated January 23, 2023

Removing an old, cracked, or unsightly concrete patio 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 patio removal is important to you, and we're here to help ensure you get that.

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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 100-400 sq ft, so the cost to demolish the average patio and remove the debris is $300-$2,400.

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

Below, you can see what others have paid for their concrete patio removal projects.


Concrete Patio Removal Pricing Examples

State City Project Description Project Cost
California Aguora Hills Demolition of 230 sq ft concrete patio $750
California Dana Point Demolition of 400 sq ft concrete patio $750
California Norwalk Demolition of 270 sq ft concrete patio $1,500
California Santa Margarita Demolition of 125 sq ft concrete patio $600
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
Maryland Severn Demolition of 192 sq ft concrete patio $2,750
Michigan Dexter Demolition of 144 sq ft concrete patio $450
Michigan Hastings Demolition of 18 sq ft concrete patio $400
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
North Carolina High Point Demolition of 960 sq ft concrete patio $1,500
North Carolina Kannapolis Demolition of 128 sq ft concrete patio $700
Ohio Worthington Demolition of 1,400 sq ft concrete patio $1,500
Texas Arlington Demolition of 476 sq ft concrete patio $900
Texas Grand Prairie Demolition of 800 sq ft concrete patio $600
Texas Haltom City Demolition of 675 sq ft concrete patio $1,000
Texas Mesquite Demolition of 624 sq ft concrete patio $1,800
Texas North Richland Hills Demolition of 288 sq ft concrete patio $1,800
Texas Plano Demolition of 80 sq ft concrete patio $750

As the above examples show, the cost to remove a concrete patio varies a great deal from one project to the next, from as low as $400 to as high as $2,500+.

Your particular concrete patio removal project could cost more or less than the examples shown above.

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Factors Affecting Concrete Patio Removal Pricing

There are a number of things that can affect the cost of your specific concrete patio removal project.

The most common factors that influence the total cost of concrete patio removal include:

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

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

For example, a small, 144 sq ft concrete patio in Dexter, Michigan cost 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.

So, if you live in an area with a higher cost of living, you can expect to pay more for your concrete patio removal than someone who lives in an area with a lower cost of living.

Another commonly overlooked factor that affects patio 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 concrete removal project and great customer service, too.

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How to Find the Right Concrete Patio Removal Contractor

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

If the patio removal is not handled properly, damage can be done to your home, surrounding landscaping, fences, etc.

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

Similarly, when it comes to concrete patio 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 patio 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 patio 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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