Updated September 1, 2022
If you have an old garage that you need cleared from your property, you're probably wondering how much this project is going to cost.
At Hometown, we understand that budgeting is a critical step when planning major home demolition or deconstruction projects.
This is why we've gone to the trouble of gathering all the cost information you need to properly budget your garage demolition and find the right contractor for your project.
This cost guide will discuss:
- Garage Demolition Average Costs
- Factors That Affect Garage Demolition Pricing
- How to Find the Right Garage Demolition Contractor
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Garage Demolition Average Costs
The national average cost of garage demolition is $1,000-$3,000, including debris disposal, but can range anywhere from as low as $800 to as high as $23,000 depending on the scope of the project.
Below, you'll find examples of what real customers throughout the U.S. paid for their garage demolition.
|State||City||Project Description||Project Cost|
|California||San Jose||Demolition of 400 sq ft two-car garage and 9,000 sq ft concrete driveway||$4,500|
|Colorado||Denver||Demolition of 240 sq ft 1.5-car garage built in the 1940s made of cinderblocks, including concrete slab||$1,950|
|Florida||Holiday||Demolition of 1,200 sq ft garage with fire damage||$2,300|
|Florida||Jacksonville||Demolition of detached 400 sq ft two-car garage||$1,500|
|Illinois||Aurora||Demolition of 400 sq ft two-car garage made of wood||$4,200|
|Illinois||Beverly||Demolition of 288 sq ft 1.5-car garage made of wood||$4,000|
|Illinois||Chicago||Demolition of 240 sq ft 1.5-car garage||$1,300|
|Illinois||Glenview||Demolition of 484 sq ft two-car garage, including concrete slab||$4,500|
|Illinois||Joliet||Demolition of 400 sq ft two-car garage made of wood||$2,750|
|Illinois||Riverdale||Demolition of 162 sq ft damaged single-car garage||$3,300|
|Indiana||Gary||Demolition of single-car garage with wood siding||$1,200|
|Massachusetts||Holyoke||Demolition of 200 sq ft single-car garage||$2,950|
|Michigan||Bronson||Demolition of 756 sq ft four-car wooden garage, and graded site||$1,500|
|Michigan||Detroit||Demolition of 400 sq ft two-car garage, including slab, and graded site||$3,600|
|Michigan||Ferndale||Demolition of 480 sq ft two-car garage||$2,700|
|Michigan||Fowlerville||Demolition of 435 sq ft two-car garage||$2,200|
|Michigan||Waterford||Demolition of 700 sq ft three-car garage, including footings and foundation||$3,500|
|Missouri||Liberty||Demolition of old 600 sq ft three-car garage made of concrete blocks, including slab, and graded site||$2,000|
|New Hampshire||Concord||Demolition of attached 576 sq ft two-car garage, including lean-to and 240 sq ft concrete pad||$2,750|
|New Jersey||Trenton||Demolition of 240 sq ft 1.5-car garage||$3,000|
|New York||East Patchogue||Demolition of 336 sq ft two-car garage and foundation||$3,800|
|North Carolina||Albemarle||Demolition of 420 sq ft two-car garage made of aluminum||$2,000|
|Ohio||Cleveland||Demolition of 144 sq ft single-car garage||$800|
|Ohio||Cleveland||Demolition of 400 sq ft two-car garage made of wood, including concrete slab||$2,000|
|Ohio||Richwood||Demoiltion of detached 272 sq ft 1.5-car garage with fire damage||$1,740|
|Ohio||Tallmadge||Demolition of 576 sq ft two-car garage made of concrete block, including slab, and graded site||$1,600|
|Texas||North Richland Hills||Demolition of detached 400 sq ft two-car garage made of wood||$1,500|
As you can see, the average cost per square foot can be anywhere from less than $2 to more than $20.
This difference in price is because of the multiple factors that come into play during a structural demolition.
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Factors that Affect Garage Demolition Pricing
The amount you'll pay for your garage demolition will vary depending on a variety of factors, including:
- Cost of living in your area.
- Ease of access.
- Condition of the garage.
- Size of the garage.
- Demolition method used.
- Complexity of the demolition.
- The contractor you hire.
The biggest factor in pricing a garage demolition is the size and scope of the project.
The more debris being removed, the higher disposal fees will be for your contractor, which is reflected in your final bill.
Likewise, the more complicated the structure is, like an attached garage, the more precision and attention to detail required to do the work properly.
This additional effort and labor will increase costs as well.
Deconstruction is also an option when removing a structure from your property that still contains a great deal of reuseable materials.
While deconstruction is much more costly than demolition, the additional fees incurred can oftentimes be recouped from selling the materials that are salvaged.
Deconstruction is usually only a worthy investment if your garage is constructed from high-quality material.
The demolition contractor you choose to hire will also influence how much you end up paying, which is why we always recommend getting several quotes from contractors in your area to compare costs and customer service.
How to Find the Right Garage Demolition Contractor
The best way to find out how much you can expect to pay for your garage demolition project is to contact qualified demolition contractors in your area and have them give you an estimate.
Depending on the complexities of the project, they may give you an estimate over the phone or they may want to come to your property and give you the most accurate quote possible after assessing the job site.
Getting multiple quotes will not only ensure that you don't overpay but will also give you an opportunity to see what kind of customer service you can expect before hiring a contractor.
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