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House and Building Demolition, Cost and Expenses

Garage & Mobile Home Demolition

Cost of Demolition - House - Barn - Garage


What does it cost to demolish a house in Braselton?

Demolishing 1,500 square foot house costs an average of $18,000, running from $4 - $15 per sq. ft. Depending on the materials and location, it could range from $5,000 to $25,000.

What determines the final demolition cost? The biggest factor is size. Most companies charge by the sq. ft., averaging $4 - $15 per sq. ft.

What is the average cost to demolish a house in the Braselton Are? Per house, you can expect to pay:

  • 1,500 sq. ft.: $6,000 - $23,500

  • 3,000 sq. ft.: $12,000 - $45,000

  • 4,500 sq. ft.: $18,000 - $67,500

What are Cost Factors that will effect my final price?

Aside from home size, two factors affect the price:

1. Location/Access - It costs less to work in open area with large machines. In a city or hard to reach area, you'll pay more.

2. Materials of Home - A solid brick house can run three times more to tear down than a wooden one.

A demolition contractor in Braselton, Georgia U.S.A says: "A major factor in 90% of demolition cases is access, access, access. Proximity to adjacent structures can make it harder to get into the space, the more it'll cost and the longer it will take."

Additional factors that will add to the price include:

  • Asbestos removal - $200 - $700 per house plus inspection
  • Lead paint removal - $8 - $15 per sq. ft.
  • Foundation removal - $1,000 - $12,000 based on size
  • Site grading - $.50 to $1 per sq. ft.
  • Septic tank pump out and haul off per Health Department Code $5,000

How do prices compare for total or partial demolition?

Total Demolition: $3,000 - $25,000. This is the cheapest. Removes entire house leaving nothing but foundation.

Partial Demolition: $70,000 or more. Takes much extra time based on job size, and extra care to make sure remaining structure remains sturdy. Structural engineers providing analysis and reports.

How much does it cost to demolish a garage?


It runs an average of $2 - 5 per sq. ft. For a 750 sq. ft. expect it to be around $1,500 - 3,750. Prices vary due to materials and location. It's appreciably higher to remove an 'attached garage' due to needing to install gutters and siding on the newly exposed side of the home.

What does it cost to remove my driveway?

The national average to demolish a concrete drive is $1,500 to $5,000. Factors that affect pricing is the length, width and depth of concrete. Extracting a driveway requires breaking up the concrete or asphalt, hauling debris away, and leveling site.

What does it cost to remove a mobile home?

It depends on the size, materials and content, but most experts estimate around $5-10 per sq. ft. Large steel beams under the mobile home require heavy equipment to remove from site. Attached structures porches, decks are additional.

How much does it cost to demolish a barn or chicken house?

It depends on the size, materials and content, but most experts estimate around $5 - 10 per sq. ft.

How will my property look when job is done?

Many demo contractors leave the site looking like a tornado just left it. State and Local authorities mandate basic erosion control and require grassing the site before leaving. Be sure to ask if this is included in the contractor's bid.

How much are permits and local fees?

Pricing for permits and fees depends on your location, with some as little as $50, and big cities upwards of $10,000. This can be built into your quoted bid.

How can I chose a demolition contractor?

Southern Classic Excavation & Horse Arenas recommends:
"Every job is different. Make sure you hire a licensed and insured company that knows what they're doing."

Some hiring tips:

  • Get several quotes with full listings of all prices
  • Have a full survey to know your boundary lines
  • Get referrals from past demolition jobs they have done
  • Request a start up date and estimated completion date

Once you have found your pro, be clear about your plans for the site after the project. Good demo contractors will use these cues to plan their removal process.

Always remember you won't be saving a lot of money by removing things yourself. Our pricing is by square footage. We assume a certain amount of debris associated with every square foot. It will not save you money to tear the floors out or knock walls down. Leave that to us to do. It's already factored into the price.

For your safety, if you want to get it done right, call the pros at Southern Classic Excavation & Horse Arenas.

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What needs to be done before any demolition takes place?


Whether demolishing all or part of a building, it's vitally important that the property owner has contacted in advance the gas, water, cable and electric companies to disconnect their services - not just at the house - but all the way out to the street. Be specific with the gas company that they need to shut off their service down in the ground by the street. This will avoid liability down the road.

Once demolition begins, neither the property owner or anyone else is allowed on the site due to the possibility of injury. Anything you want preserved needs to be removed before the equipment comes on site.


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