Garage Demolition Cost Guide: How Much Does it Cost to Tear Down a Garage?

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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:

This guide is meant to help give you an idea of what you can expect to pay for your garage demolition project, but in no way guarantees the price you will pay. The best way to get an accurate estimate for your garage demolition is by getting quotes from service providers in your area.

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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.


Garage Demolition Cost Examples

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

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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

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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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