If you have an old fence on your property, you may be wondering how to take it down. While it may sound easy to demolish a fence, it is anything but. Underneath most fences are large concrete footers, over 3 feet long!
How to remove a fence
While it is possible to remove a fence by hand, it is extremely labor-intensive and time consuming. We recommend using equipment such as a mini excavator to remove the fence. This allows you to easily dig up the footers once the fence has been removed.
To start, begin cutting the horizontal fence posts at each vertical post. This allows you to more easily maneuver the fencing when it is being dismantled. After that, grab the posts with the excavator (preferably with a hydraulic thumb). Pull the posts directly up and out of the ground. Cut off the posts where they go into the concrete footers, and you are almost done!
After pulling up the concrete footers, you will need to backfill the holes with something. Our favorite suggestion is to reuse your concrete footers as clean fill. Dig a slightly larger hole and bury the concrete footer in the ground. Cover it back up with dirt, and it was like it was never even there!
Cost to remove a fence
The cost to remove & dispose of a fence varies depending on what equipment and tools are required. In addition, you may have to factor in disposal fees if your fence is not made of metal.
Typical fence removal costs:
- $300 mini excavator rental
- $200 equipment delivery charge round trip
- $350 dumpster rental & disposal fees
As you can see, removing a fence yourself is not always a cheap option. The fence removal project described above costs over $850 plus a day of work!
Fence Removal Professionals
If you don’t have the time or want to demolish your old fence, leave it to the professionals! A+ Enterprises is a licensed & insured demolition contractor that provides fence removal. We service the entire Scranton/Wilkes-Barre areas and all of Northeast Pennsylvania.
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- Meredith Rynkiewicz
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- Grace Baker
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Fence Removal FAQs
What does fence removal cost?
The cost of fence removal depends on the size & type of your fence. Most fence removal projects start at $500. Our price includes all labor, hauling, cleanup, and disposal fees.
Do you remove the fence footers?
In all of our fence removal quotes, we include digging up and burying the fence footers so they are below the ground. We can also include disposal of the fence footers if requested.
What types of fences do you remove?
We remove and dispose of all types of fencing! Whether you have chain link, picket, lattice, and more! We can make your property look like your old fence was never even there.
What areas do you remove fences?
We remove old fences in the entire Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA area. If you are outside that area, still give us a call and we might be able to help you out!