House Demolition Cost Guide: How Much It Costs to Tear Down a House

Demolition of a house

If you have a house you want torn down, you're likely wondering, "How much is this going to cost?"

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

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House Demolition Average Cost

House demolition costs $4,000-$14,000 on average, including debris disposal.

Your exact house demolition price could be more or less than this average.

The table below provides examples of what other customers across the country have paid for their specific house demolition.

House Demolition Cost Examples

State City Project Description Project Cost
Alabama Bessemer Demolition of 1,400 sq ft home $5,500
Alabama Helena Demolition of 1,200 sq ft home with cinderblock foundation $6,000
Alabama Huntsville Demolition of 2,400 sq ft home with two-car garage $7,000
Arkansas Hill Creek Demolition of 1,100 sq ft home $5,500
Arkansas Little Rock Demolition of fire-damaged 1,060 sq ft home $3,710
Arkansas North Little Rock Demolition of 1,000 sq ft home $3,000
California Irvine Demolition of 2,000 sq ft home $10,000
California Los Angeles Demolition of 1,300 sq ft home $8,000
California Sierra Madre Deconstruction of 1,800 sq ft home $15,000
California Villa Park Demolition of 2,200 sq ft home $9,000
Colorado Denver Demolition of 1,300 sq ft home with asbestos $7,500
Colorado Douglas County Demolition of 2,000 sq ft home with brick exterior $15,000
Delaware South Bethany Demolition of 1,010 sq ft home with one-car garage $9,500
Florida Dade City Demolition of 4,000 sq ft home $12,000
Florida Miami Gardens Demolition of 1,300 sq ft home $5,850
Georgia Lilburn Demolition of 2,700 sq ft home and concrete foundation $8,500
Georgia Lithonia Demolition of 2,000 sq ft home and two barns $6,000
Georgia Macon Demolition of 1,400 sq ft home $5,300
Georgia Marietta Demolition of 1,300 sq ft home $8,000
Illinois Frankfort Demolition of 2,170 sq ft home with two-car garage $12,000
Indiana Indianapolis Demolition fire-damaged 5,600 sq ft home $9,500
Indiana Indianapolis Demolition of 4,100 sq ft home and detached three-car garage $12,000
Kansas Kansas City Demolition of 1,300 sq ft home $6,000
Louisiana Houma Demolition of 900 sq ft home $2,500
Maine Biddeford Demolition of 1,970 sq ft home $6,000
Maine Pinepoint Demolition of 960 sq ft home $9,000
Maryland Baltimore Demolition of 1,300 sq ft home $6,000
Maryland Joppatowne Demolition of single-story home with basement, foundation, and small shed $18,000
Maryland Severn Demolition of 900 sq ft home $10,000
Michigan Bay City Demolition of 1,800 sq ft home $6,800
Michigan Dearborn Demolition of two-story home and two-car garage $9,500
Michigan Kalamazoo Demolition of 1,700 sq ft home $6,000
Michigan Livonia Demolition of 1,300 sq ft home $10,000
Michigan Novi Demolition of 1,900 sq ft home and detached one-car garage $14,700
Michigan Onondaga Demolition of 1,200 sq ft home with partial basement $12,000
Michigan Portage Demolition of 900 sq ft home with sub-basement and one-car garage $5,000
Michigan Rochester Hills Demolition of 3,600 sq ft home and garage $14,400
Michigan Ypsilanti Demolition of 1,750 sq ft home with basement, small shed, and deck $8,800
Minneosta St. Louis Park Demolition 1,800 sq ft home $9,000
Minneosta St. Paul Park Demolition of 1,530 sq ft home $12,500
Mississippi Biloxi Demolition of 1,600 sq ft home $2,200
Mississippi Moss Point Demolition of 2,700 sq ft home $2,500
New Jersey Lanoka Harbor Demolition of 800 sq ft home $4,000
New Jersey Manasquan Demolition of 1,300 sq ft home with two-car garage and asbestos $11,000
New Jersey Paterson Demolition of 2,910 sq ft home and attached garage $15,000
New York Bellerose Demolition of 730 sq ft home and small concrete driveway $18,000
New York Howard Beach Demolition of 750 sq ft home $15,000
New York Long Beach Demolition of 1,000 sq ft home $9,700
North Carolina Charlotte Demolition of fire-damaged 1,800 sq ft home $3,700
North Carolina Lenoir Demolition of 1,300 sq ft home $4,200
North Carolina Raleigh Demolition of 1,800 sq ft home $7,200
Ohio Akron Demolition of fire-damaged three-story home $5,600
Ohio Blue Ash Demolition of 1,300 sq ft home $7,000
Ohio Cincinnati Demolition of 2,700 sq ft home $12,000
Ohio Cleveland Demolition of 1,140 sq ft home $8,500
Ohio Cleveland Demolition of 1,600 sq ft home $7,000
Ohio St. Clairsville Demolition of two-story home and detached one-car garage $13,000
Oklahoma Durant Demolition of 3,500 sq ft home $9,000
Oklahoma Piedmont Demolition of fire-damaged 1,500 sq ft home $8,000
Oklahoma Yukon Demolition of 900 sq ft home $4,500
Pennsylvania Chester Demolition of 1,400 sq ft home with two-car garage $18,000
Pennsylvania Upper Dublin Demolition of 1,000 sq ft home $10,000
South Carolina Seneca Demolition of 1,200 sq ft home $3,800
Texas Argyle Demoition of fire-damaged 4,500 sq ft home $14,000
Texas Corsicana Demolition of 1,600 sq ft home $9,000
Texas Fort Worth Demolition of 1,000 sq ft home and concrete foundation $7,000
Texas Richardson Demolition of fire-damaged 1,300 sq ft home with basement and small garage $9,800
Utah Salt Lake City Demolition of 4,000 sq ft home $15,000
Utah West Jordan Demolition of fire-damaged 3,400 sq ft home $14,000

 

While demolition is the most popular method of house demolition, deconstruction is another option to consider.

If your home is in good structural condition, it could be worth deconstructing and salvaging the materials.

Costing two times as much as demolition in some cases, deconstruction is more expensive upfront, but you can often recoup your losses with the materials you salvage.

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Factors Affecting House Demolition Pricing

Costing $5-$15 per square foot on average, there are a number of things that affect the cost of house demolition.

Common factors that influence the total cost of house demolition include:

  • Size of the home.
  • Location and accessibility of the home.
  • Demolition method used.
  • Whether or not hazardous materials are present.
  • Whether or not foundation needs to be removed as well.
  • Who you hire to do the work.

For example, if your home is located in a city with a high cost of living and high waste disposal fees, you can expect to pay more to have it demolished and removed than someone who lives in a town with low disposal fees and a low cost of living.

Similarly, if your home is large and made of brick, your demolition will cost more than it would to demolish an a smaller home made of wood and aluminum siding.

Your exact house demolition project cost will depend on these factors, and the best way to get an accurate estimate for your project is to reach out to multiple contractors in your area for a quote.

This not only ensures you pay a fair price but also allows you to choose the best contractor for the job, not just the cheapest.

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How to Find the Right House Demolition Contractor

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We recommend hiring a local professional to handle your house demolition.

They can likely have your house torn down in a day or less, haul away the debris when they're done, and leave you with a clean, freshly graded space.

We recommend obtaining three or more quotes from various local contractors to ensure you hire the right person for your house 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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