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How Much Does Concrete Removal Cost?

Typical Range: $535 - $1,577

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Concrete Removal Costs

The cost to remove concrete typically costs $1,053 or between $535 and $1,577, at a rate of $2 to $6 per square foot. What you’ll pay depends on a variety of factors, including the type and amount you need taken out, as well as the complexity of your project. Local labor and material costs, as well as disposal, also impact the final price.

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Average Concrete Demolition and Removal Cost

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National Average $1,053
Typical Range $535 - $1,577
Low End - High End $250 - $3,400

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Common Concrete Removal Costs

MeasurementDemo, Removal, Disposal
Per Square Foot$2 - $6
Per Ton$30 - $100

Concrete Removal Cost Per Square Foot

Homeowners generally pay between $2 and $6 per square foot for this type of work. Expect to pay more if the material’s reinforced with wire mesh or steel bars. This usually requires heavy machinery for removal. It’s easier to take out unreinforced material, and a lower price point reflects that.

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Concrete Disposal Cost Per Ton

Dumps can charge anywhere from $30 to $100 per ton, depending on where you live. Disposal is an important part of the removal process. Talk to your pro about whether or not they include the cost of disposal in their quote.

Concrete Removal Price by Type

Typical prices range from $250 to $3,200 for popular projects. Ultimately, there are several factors that affect your final bill. These include the type, the thickness and surface area of the material, as well as the complexity of the job.

TypeAverage Cost
Slab$600 - $1,000
Sidewalk$535 - $1,510
Patio$1,000 - $2,000
Driveway$540 - $1,510
Stairs$250 - $400

Concrete Slab Removal Cost

The cost to remove a slab typically starts at $600 and can ultimately cost $1,000 or more. The thicker the slab, the more you can expect to pay.

Cost to Remove Concrete Sidewalk

Expect to pay between $535 and $1,510 for this project. The final price depends on factors like the sidewalk’s size, location and condition.

Cost to Remove Concrete Patio

Anticipate paying between $1,000 and $2,000, depending on your patio’s thickness. Are you interested in replacing your patio, or looking for a material with more longevity? Stamped concrete costs start at $2,700 and can be a good option for a sturdy and great-looking outdoor area.

Cost to Remove Concrete Driveway

Homeowners usually pay between $540 and $1,510 for this work, or $2,340 and $7,500 for removal and new installation.

Cost to Remove Concrete Stairs

This project costs between $250 and $400 because it’s easier to remove unreinforced material.

Saw Cut Concrete Cost

It costs between $0.60 and $55 per linear foot for this type of work. Concrete contractors near you who perform this job may have a minimum service change that ranges between $50 to $150. Ultimately, what you’ll pay varies widely, and depends on several factors that include:

  • The size of the slab surface.
  • The condition or location of the area.
  • The depth per linear foot of the material.
  • Whether the controlled removal is inside or outside.

Concrete Cutting Costs Per Foot

Pros usually charge between $4.75 and $7.50 per linear foot to cut a typical 4 inch slab. The final price can change depending on the complexity of the job, as well as regional labor and material costs.

Cement Demo Costs

Expect to pay between $2 and $6 per square foot for demolition. People often use “cement” and “concrete” interchangeably. The former is made with a mix of water, powdered rock and clay, while the latter is a mixture of sand, stone and cement.

Concrete Removal and Replacement Cost

You’ll generally pay between $2 and $6 per square foot for removal. If you’re interested in replacement or something new, here’s a look at typical prices for popular projects. These costs are added on to what you’ll pay for removal.

DIY Break Up Concrete vs. Hire a Professional

Only experienced DIYers with the appropriate know-how and equipment should attempt this job. While doing the job yourself may initially save you money, what you’ll pay in disposal fees may end up being more expensive than hiring a pro to start with – particularly if you’re having new material poured. Additionally, this physically demanding work can cause injuries.


How do you remove concrete?

Removing concrete yourself takes specialized knowledge and equipment like sledgehammers, jackhammers and crowbars. Unless you’re a very experienced DIYer, it’s best to find concrete contractors to help with the job.

What's the best way to remove concrete?

The best way to remove concrete is to hire a professional who has the equipment and experience needed to get the job done safely and effectively.

Do I need a permit?

Yes, some areas require a permit for demolition, depending on the size and scope of the project. They might also require an inspection in addition to the permit. Also, it's smart to have utility companies mark where there are underground lines on your property. This prevents harming any of those lines. All of these tasks will increase the cost of the project, but will ultimately make the project safer, and in accordance with the law.

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