What Is the Cost per Square Foot for Commercial Demolition?

cost of commercial demolition

On average, commercial demolition costs around $4 - $8 per square foot.

The cost you pay per square foot of your commercial demolition project could be higher or lower than this average depending on various circumstances, likeā€¦

  • whether or not the building contains asbestos or other hazardous materials
  • if you are removing the foundation
  • how many stories the structure has
  • how accessible the property is

commercial building demolition costs

Of course, the best way to answer how much your commercial demolition project will cost is to contact qualified demolition contractors in your area and have them give you an estimate.

Depending on the complexities of the project, they may give you an estimate over the phone, but more likely, they will come out to your commercial property and give you the most accurate quote possible after assessing the scene.

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Examples of Commercial Demolition Costs Throughout the U.S.

Square Footage Location Cost to Demolish Cost per Square Foot
200 sq. ft. Beasley, TX $1,500 $7.50
12,000 sq. ft. Callahan, FL $48,000 $4.00
2,500 sq. ft. Lodi, CA $13,500 $5.40
20,000 sq. ft. St. Petersburg, FL $225,000 $11.25
4,000 sq. ft. Augusta, MI $15,000 $3.75
1,150 sq. ft. White Settlement, TX $6,000 $5.22
2,300 sq. ft. Shoreline, WA $11,000 $4.78
4,500 sq. ft. Baton Rouge, LA $18,000 $4.00
1,300 sq. ft. Dearborn, MI $10,000 $7.69
30,000 sq. ft. Lake Jackson, TX $150,000 $5.00
9,948 sq. ft. Gainesville, GA $40,000 $4.02
6,000 sq. ft. Lawrenceville, GA $20,000 $3.33

For more examples of how much your demolition job may cost, please reference Hometown's Commercial Demolition Price Guide.

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