Deck Removal Cost Guide: Understanding Deck Demolition Pricing

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Updated June 2, 2023

If you have a deck you want removed, you're likely asking yourself, "How much is this going to cost?"

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

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Deck Removal Average Cost

The national average price of deck removal is around $850, including debris disposal.

Generally speaking, you can expect to pay $2-$6 per square foot to remove your deck, or $600-$1,000 on average for the whole project.

However, your exact deck removal cost can vary.

Below are real-life examples of what people across the country have paid for their deck removal project.


Deck Removal Cost Examples

State City Project Description Project Cost
California Anaheim Removal of 280 sq ft wood deck $300
California Long Beach Removal of 375 sq ft wood deck, including site grading $550
California Mission Viejo Removal of 240 sq ft wood deck $720
Michigan Farmington Hills Removal of 100 sq ft wood deck $800
Michigan Hartland Removal of 168 sq ft wood deck $800
Michigan Rochester Hills Removal of 169 sq ft wood deck $800
Michigan Sterling Heights Removal of 384 sq ft raised wood deck $900
Michigan Troy Removal of 650 sq ft wood deck $2,600
New Jersey Teaneck Removal of 176 sq ft wood deck $700
Texas Frisco Removal of 120 sq ft wood deck $785


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Factors That Affect Deck Removal Pricing

There are several factors that affect the total cost of deck removal, like:

  • The size of the deck.
  • The location and accessibility of the deck.
  • Materials used to build the deck.
  • Complexity of the deck. (Is it multiple stories?)
  • The amount of salvageable material.
  • The demolition method used (with heavy machinery or by hand).
  • Who you hire.

Your specific deck removal project cost will vary based on these factors.

To get the most accurate estimate, we recommend reaching out to multiple contractors in your area for a quote.

This will help to guarantee you don't overpay and that you get the best customer service, too.

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How to Find the Right Deck Removal Contractor

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Though ripping out your deck yourself may be tempting, we recommend hiring a professional to handle your deck removal.

This is almost always the safest, fastest, and most convenient option.

A professional can have your deck removed in a matter of hours, haul away the debris when they're done, and leave you with a clean, fresh, graded space.

We recommend getting at least three estimates from different contractors to ensure you hire the right professional for your light demolition project without overpaying.

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

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