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How Much Does Concrete Removal Cost?

Whether used as a patio or a driveway, concrete can be a great addition to a home's outdoor space. However, removing that concrete later on can be a big, expensive and time-consuming project. For the most part, this is one job that is best left to the professionals because it requires a number of tools and quite a lot of physical labor. Hiring professionals to remove concrete doesn't have to be tricky, but it helps if you have a rough estimate of the total costs and what might influence your total expense.

National Remove Concrete Costs

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National Remove Concrete Costs
Average reported cost $897
Number of Cost Profiles 562 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $75
Maximum reported cost $2,500
Most homeowners spent between: $648 to $961

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Average Cost of Professional Concrete Removal

Before hiring professionals to tackle your concrete removal, it can help to have an estimate of the total costs in your mind. It is important to note, however, that removing concrete is a big job, and the price of the service can vary substantially from home to home depending on a number of factors. Overall, the cost of hiring professionals to remove concrete runs between $1,766 and $2,710.

Cost of Reinforced vs. Unreinforced Concrete Removal

One of the biggest things that can influence the cost of concrete removal is whether or not the concrete is reinforced. Reinforced concrete means that it was installed using steel rods to keep it sturdy and in place for longer, but that just adds difficulty to the removal process. Reinforced concrete may require additional labor or extra equipment, but unreinforced concrete should be on the lower end of the spectrum for removal costs.

Additional Factors that Can Influence Total Cost

Along with whether or not the concrete is reinforced, there are several other factors that can affect the total price of concrete removal. First, the size of the concrete area is important. Obviously, larger areas are more expensive than smaller ones. Second, there may be additional costs like utility company inspections, which may be required if the concrete is located next to a water main line or underground electricity. Finally, the removal costs of the concrete off your property may be significant, especially in larger projects where the remains are incredibly heavy.

Removing concrete can be a big job, even for professionals, but having a clear picture of the labor costs as well as major related expenses can make budgeting just a little bit easier.

Last updated on May 23, 2016

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