Simple House Demolition Cost Calculator

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If you're considering demolishing your house, you're likely curious as to how much it's going to cost.

And while it's a simple question, the answer is not so simple.

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Average Cost to Demolish a House

$5-$15 per sq ft

If you live in an area with a low cost of living and your house doesn't contain any hazardous materials, you can likely multiply the lower end of this average ($5-$10) by your house's square footage to get a general idea of how much your project will cost.

If you live in an area with a high cost of living or your home contains hazardous materials or other complications, you should multiply the higher end of this average ($10-$15+) by your home's square footage to get a general idea of how much your project will cost.

Factors That Affect House Demolition Costs

As mentioned above, there are factors that impact house demolition pricing, like:

  • Size of the house
  • Materials used to build 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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