While you may be looking at your old, unuseable chimney and thinking about removing it, it’s not always as simple as you think. There are several factors to take into consideration before you begin your project.
Chimneys age and require regular maintenance to prevent problems from becoming severe and more costly.
The most common chimney problems are a result of cracks, whether in the bricks and mortar or in the crown.
Chimney repairs average $200 - $400 and roughly $2,000 - $10,000 to replace completely.
How Chimneys Are Removed
Before we describe how to DIY a chimney demolition, watch the video below to get a basic understanding of how the residential chimney removal process works.
From there, you can decide whether this is a project within your skill level or if it's one best left for an experienced demolitionist.
Chimneys are demolished from the top down, one brick at a time.
It's possible to DIY this project, but only if you have experience in completing similar projects.
If you want to get rid of your chimney, you're probably wondering how much it will cost.
Learn all about what affects chimney removal pricing so you can have a better understanding of how much your chimney removal project will cost.
The chimney demolition process is relatively straightforward, but there's more than one way to go about it. Learn more about chimney removal methods, how much it costs on average to remove a chimney, and how to find the right contractor for the job.