• N.J. Contractor License: 13VH10905100
  • P.A. Contractor License: PA167176

Residential Property

Demolish a House Per Square Foot

The cost to demolish a house per square foot ranges anywhere from $2 to $17 per square foot, with an average between $4 and $15. For a complete teardown of a 1,500-square-foot home, rates can range from $3,000 in a rural area to $18,000 in a densely-populated city. A complete demo of a house and its foundation or basement can cost much as $25,000. The price is based on several factors including the size of the structure and whether it has additions, the presence of toxic materials like asbestos, required permits and inspections, and waste material clearing.

Partial Demolition Costs By Structure

Type Average Cost
Garage $2,000 – $9,000
Swimming Pool $2,700 – $19,000
Deck $30 – $50 per square foot
Chimney $4,000 – $10,000
Shed or Barn $50 – $100 per hour
Roof $4 – $5 per square foot
Driveway $1,500 – $5,000
Foundation $1,000 – $5,000
Interior Walls $1,200 – $5,000
Additions $50 – $100 per hour
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