How To Properly & Safely Demolish and Remove a Shed

Shed Demolition & Removal Scranton, PA Wilkes-Barre, PA
Demolishing an old shed

An old shed or garage on your property can become an unsightly mess if not maintained. Many sheds were built by homeowners, and were not designed & built to last for a long time. We found that the first sign a shed is ready to fall apart is the floor starting to rot out.

There are many ways to demolish & remove a shed, the most popular of which I have listed below:

  • Excavator Deconstruction
  • Skid Steer Deconstruction
  • Deconstruction by Hand
  • Truck and Chain

Each of these methods have their pros and cons, and really depend on the risk, cost, and time that the person demolishing the shed is willing to incur. We have found that for 90% of sheds, demolishing by hand is the most efficient/clean way to do it.

For large sheds & garages, using a mini excavator & dumpster is the best way to quickly demolish the shed or garage and clean up the area.

How To Demolish A Shed – Step By Step

With the right equipment and experience, demolishing and cleaning up after a shed deconstruction project can be done in as little as 5-6 hours! Below are the steps for general shed/small garage removal:

  • Obtain all necessary permits prior to beginning deconstruction
  • Ensure all electric utilities are disconnected prior to beginning deconstruction
  • Most sheds are supported by the roof structure. Begin by cutting the roof in half with a sawzall to weaken the shed structure
  • Cut the roof of the shed into pieces, and begin loading into a dumpster
  • Cut the 4 walls where they join, and they should all fall over with a little push. Load up the walls into the dumpster
  • For the floor, cut it in half with a sawzall, then cut into pieces. Use a prybar to pull the floor pieces up, and load into the dumpster.
  • Clean up the job site of small debris

Shed Removal Cost

The cost to demolish a shed depends on the method of deconstruction and disposal. The cost breakdown of an average shed deconstruction & removal project is below:

  • Sawzall Blades – $20
  • Dumpster Rental – $430
  • Pack of beer for 2 friends to help – $25

Total cost to demolish & remove a shed by yourself: $475

How to make a shed last forever

In our business, we have demolished thousands of old sheds. One common issue we have found is common with almost all sheds placed on dirt or block.

These sheds tend to rot after approximately 15-20 years, and they are beyond repair at that point.

The best way to make your shed last indefinitely is to pour a concrete pad and place the shed on it. We have rarely seen a shed placed on a concrete pad rot out. Many of these sheds are over 50 years old, and still look great with minimal maintenance.

Shed Deconstruction & Removal Professionals

If you are located in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area and have an old shed you want removed, give A+ Enterprises a call. A+ Enterprises is the highest rated shed deconstruction & removal service near you. Our pricing to demolish your old shed is very reasonable, and we take care of everything for you.


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      March 2, 2020

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      R K Avatar R K
      March 8, 2019

      The 3 man crew did a fantastic job in clearing out and disposing of several large and small items that still remained after a 2 day estate sale. Items removed included beds and mattresses, 3 couches, bedroom chest of drawers, old refrigerator and electric stove, computer desk, old and very heavy television, several tools plus much more.Very courteous workers and owner was great to work with. Highly recommend and you won’t be disappointed.

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      August 21, 2019
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      March 20, 2019

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      February 11, 2020

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      July 22, 2020
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      April 8, 2021

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      August 10, 2019

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      May 27, 2019
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      October 17, 2019

      This company is not just professionals at their work but also very kid and hardworking. During the scheduling the staff was very helpful and were able to work with my last minute call with no issues. I received a reminder of my appointment witch was very helpful. The team that arrived to the job took care of business before I knew it it was all done. Very respectful and hard working team. Will definitely recommend anyone and will definitely use this company on my next project.

      Edisson Fajardo Avatar Edisson Fajardo
      February 16, 2020

      Fast service, excellent price. Picked up on the same morning that we called. Will definately recommend and call again. Sal was very professional. Guys who showed up at our home were professional as well. We prefer to use local companies and this is one we expect to keep on our list.

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      July 8, 2019
    • Top notch. I called and spoke with a Guy named Sal. Very friendly and excellent Customer Service, 100%. I was set up in minutes. The pricing was great. Delivered it next day. When it was time for pick up I advised that I would be working and not able to hear the door so just knock hard. I went out on my Lunch break wondering what the heck? And the Dumpster was gone. Great service. Great Price. I called about 6 Dumpster Rental places and of all of them, A+ Was definitely the best and Props to Sal. Great Service. Truly is A+

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      June 10, 2020

      I can't say enough about Sal. He was very patient, knowledgeable, and went out of his way to ensure my company was taken care of. I absolutely recommend anyone to use this company. They get in and out very quickly and offer a great price. They also stick to their word which is very rare now-a-days!

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      October 25, 2019

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      May 2, 2020

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