How to Calculate the Cost of Your Demolition Project

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If you're looking for a handy dandy demolition cost calculator, look no further.

While calculating the exact cost of your specific demolition project is more complex than a simple calculator can tell you, understanding how the most common demolition projects are priced will help you know what to expect.

This guide will outline the most common demolition projects, the average prices for those projects, and the factors that come into play.

To get the most accurate estimate for your demolition project, reach out to three or more contractors for free quotes. They're experts at estimating project costs based on a number of specific factors.

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House Demolition

$5-$15 per sq ft x Home's Square Footage
= Average Cost to Demolish

Factors That Affect House Demolition Costs

  • Size of the house
  • Materials used to build the house
  • Accessibility of the house
  • Whether or not hazardous materials are present
  • Whether or not the foundation is being removed
  • Disposal fees in your area
  • Who you hire to demolish the house

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Commercial Demolition

$4-$8 per sq ft x Commercial Building's Square Footage
= Average Cost to Demolish

Factors That Affect Commercial Demolition Costs

  • Size of the structure
  • Materials being demolished
  • Accessibility of the structure
  • Whether or not hazardous materials are present
  • Whether or not the foundation is being removed
  • Disposal fees in your area
  • Who you hire to demolish the structure

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Mobile Home Demolition

$3.50-$5 per sq ft x Mobile Home's Square Footage
= Average Cost to Demolish

Factors That Affect Mobile Home Demolition Costs

  • Size of the mobile home
  • Contents within the mobile home
  • Accessibility of the mobile home
  • Whether or not the foundation is being removed
  • Disposal fees in your area
  • Who you hire to demolish the mobile home

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Concrete Removal

$3-$6 per sq ft x Concrete's Square Footage
= Average Cost to Remove

Factors That Affect Concrete Removal Costs

  • Amount of concrete being removed
  • Whether or not reinforcement materials are present
  • Accessibility of the area
  • Disposal fees in your area
  • Who you hire to demolish the house

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Pool Removal

$8-$15 per sq ft x Pool's Square Footage
= Average Cost to Remove

Factors That Affect Pool Removal Costs

  • Size of the pool
  • Materials being removed
  • Whether or not the pool needs to be emptied
  • Other materials being removed (pool deck, filters, etc.)
  • Disposal fees in your area
  • Who you hire to remove the pool

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