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Question DetailsAsked on 6/6/2014

how much should I pay to tear down a one car garage?

The roof on my existing garage is in poor condition and the structure is starting to lean to one side.

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Typical wood construction - probably about $2000 plus or minus $500 assuming no hazardous materials like asbestos or lead paint - double that if has then, which if old is very likely. This does NOT include removing foundation or slab, which would add probably that much again to double that much to remove and refill hole.

This estimate assumes dumping fees of a couple hundred dollars a truckload - if you have dump fees of a hundred or two a ton like we have, then a truckload can run $1000 just for the dump fee - so can easily triple your cost.

If concrete or block then probably about 50% more on demo cost - but demo disposal cost may go down if you have a concrete recycling facility in your town, which commonly take it for less than $50/truckload - basically a paperwork fee.

Get several bids from local demolition companies - and in contract require they provide you with dump tickets for disposal, so they don't dump it over a slope or in a park somewhere and you find the cops at your door after the job is done.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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