Updated January 23, 2023
Hiring a professional to handle your light demolition is easily the safest and most time-efficient way to reinvent your property.
There are several factors that will affect the price you can expect to pay for a shed demolition, deck removal, or fence removal.
This guide will go over the average costs for the most popular types of light demolition:
Light demolition costs vary based on a number of factors, including the type and size of the shed, deck, or fence, the materials being removed, the location and accessibility of the shed, deck, or fence, and who you hire.
Your exact 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 get the best price but also allows you to choose the best contractor for the job, not just the cheapest.
Tearing down a shed and removing all debris costs $600-$2,000 on average, including debris removal.
Several factors influence the total cost of shed demolition, like whether the demo is done with machinery or by hand, whether or not the shed has a concrete foundation that needs to be removed, the location and accessibility of the shed, the condition of the shed, and whether or not there is electricity.
For example, a shed with cemented anchors will be more difficult, and therefore more costly, to remove than one that freely stands on the ground.
Likewise, a shed with electricity will require more care and attention to remove than one without, which also leads to a higher demolition cost.
Shed Demolition Cost Examples
|Demolition of 72 sq ft wood shed
|Demolition of 300 sq ft wood shed
|Demolition of dilapidated 640 sq ft wood shed
|Demolition of 225 sq ft wood shed
|Demolition of two (2) 160 sq ft wood and steel sheds
|Demolition of 120 sq ft wood shed
|Demolition of two (2) fire-damaged 216 sq ft wood sheds
|Demolition of 192 sq ft wood shed, including concrete foundation and 225 sq ft lean-to
|Demolition of 120 sq ft wood shed
|Demolition of 750 sq ft wood shed
Learn more about shed demolition:
- Demo 1-2-3: How to Remove Your Shed
- Get Rid of Your Old Shed to Make Way for the New
- What to Do with Your Old Backyard Storage Shed: Remove, Renovate, or Rebuild?
The average price of deck removal is between $600 and $1,000, including disposal of the debris.
Generally speaking, you can expect to pay $2-$6 per square foot to remove your deck.
However, your exact deck removal cost can vary.
Factors That Affect Deck Removal Costs:
- Size of the deck
- Materials used to build the deck
- Complexity of the deck (Is it multi-stories?)
- Location and accessibility of the deck
- Who you hire
- The amount of salvageable material
Deck Removal Cost Examples
|Removal of 280 sq ft wood deck
|Removal of 375 sq ft wood deck, including site grading
|Removal of 240 sq ft wood deck
|Removal of 100 sq ft wood deck
|Removal of 168 sq ft wood deck
|Removal of 169 sq ft wood deck
|Removal of 384 sq ft raised wood deck
|Removal of 650 sq ft wood deck
|Removal of 176 sq ft wood deck
|Removal of 120 sq ft wood deck
As you can see, it costs more to remove the 240 sq ft wood deck from Mission Viejo, California than it does to remove larger decks from other California communities.
This shows the effect that the cost of living and waste disposal fees have on a fence removal project's cost.
Mission Viejo has the highest waste disposal fees and cost of living (170.8/100) compared to Long Beach (160.4/100) and Anaheim (152.2/100), and this is reflected in the project cost.
To ensure you get the best price for your fence removal, we recommend getting quotes from at least three different contractors.
This will help to guarantee you don't overpay and that you get the best customer service, too.
Continue reading about deck removal:
- Demo 1-2-3: How to Remove a Deck
- The Cost to Remove an Old Deck and Build a New One
- Considering Deck Replacement? Start Here.
- All Your Deck Questions Answered
The national average cost to remove a fence is around $600-$800, including debris disposal, but can cost as little as a couple hundred bucks or as much as a couple thousand in some cases.
The price you pay to remove your old fence will depend on a number of factors, and if you plan to replace your old fence with a new one, the cost to remove will likely be tied into the quote to replace it.
The cost to remove your fence will depend on:
- The fence material being removed
- The length and complexity of the fence
- Whether or not the fence has cement footings
- The location of the fence
- The contractor you hire for the job
Fence Removal Cost Examples
|Removal of 140 ft long wood fence
|Removal of 200 ft long cedar fence
|Removal of 108 ft long wood fence
|Removal of 40 ft long wood fence with concrete footings
|Removal of 42 ft long wood fence
|Grosse Pointe Farms
|Removal of 60 ft long wood privacy fence
|Removal of 30 ft long rotting wood fence
Because the location, size, and material of the fence affect pricing, it's important to get multiple quotes from various contractors.
This will help to ensure you get the best possible price for the best possible fence removal services.
Your quote should include labor and disposal, but be sure to confirm what exactly is included in each quote with the different companies you speak to.
Read more about fence removal:
- Can You Recognize The 5 Signs of a Bad Fence?
- How to (Easily) Remove a Fence Post with Concrete Footing
- Do Fences Increase a Home's Property Value?
Hometown Demolition makes it beyond easy to find providers in your area, read their customer reviews, and request a quote from multiple contractors to ensure you get the best demolition services for the best price.