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 Demolition
- Skid Steer Demolition
- Demolition 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 demolition project can be done in as little as 5-6 hours! Below are the steps for general shed/small garage demolition:
- Obtain all necessary permits prior to beginning demolition
- Ensure all electric utilities are disconnected prior to beginning demolition
- 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 Demolition Cost
The cost to demolish a shed depends on the method of demolition and disposal. The cost breakdown of an average shed demolition & removal project is below:
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 Demolition & 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 demolition & 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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- Bunny Degilio
AMAZING!!! 30 years of junk in a HUGE truck garage. We could not have done this job without A+ Enterprises. Thanks to Sal, Joe and the entire staff. I've never met in this day and age such HARD WORKERS!!! Also extremely polite and professional. I HIGHLY recommend this company to everyone. My rating is A+++++++++++
Three men came and took everything I wanted to get rid of. They were professional and very nice. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you. I'll be calling again.
Called A + enterprise junk removal to have a few items removed from my apartment. Sal and his team were GREAT!!! Fair price and fast service plan on using them again.
- Carissa Dewey
I never leave reviews but Sal (I think his name is) was great. Both times we used them they showed up the next day on time and did a fast and efficient job. Personable and reliable. Highly recommend.
Incredibly professional and responsive to all of my questions. Each time I called I spoke directly with sal. No need to leave a voicemail and wait for a call back. Sal, Shawn and Mackenzie have been amazing to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for dumpster rentals.
EXTREMELY PLEASANT AND PROFESSIONAL! Gave them a call to remove some old furniture and assorted boxes of junk. They said the had a crew in my area the next morning and could be here at 9am. Arrived right at 9 on the dot and got straight to work. They battled through all my cobwebs and work quick and efficiently. No trouble or damage from moving some big items in narrow areas. The price they quoted was great value for all the work they did. I have already and will continue to HIGHLY recommend them.
- Baby Cakes
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+
One of the best companies I have ever dealt with. Professional, courteous, reasonable and efficient. Highly recommend.
Requested a free estimate and they called me back in seconds! They were much more affordable than other big name companies in the area and provided service the day I requested. The movers were friendly and awesome! They moved out my awful bulky sofa with no issues! Absolutely would recommend to anyone! They are efficient and completely organized!
- Rich Winslow
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.
I was looking for someone to haul away some things from a home remodeling project. I called A Plus and within 10 minutes I received an email and was able to call the owner right away. He sent his crew out the next day and took care of my hauling needs with a great price. I cannot tell you how pleased I am at the prompt, courteous service I received from both the owner and the crew. I highly recommend them. Mary Gadomski
Kyle and Joe were wonderful! Very efficient process. I called and gave brief information to a very professional person. They came out the next day. Wiped their feet, quoted me a very fair price, and removed my furniture. I’m very pleased with their service and friendliness. I will definitely recommend them to my family and friends! Meredith R.They did such a good job yesterday that I called them back again today for more revival. They’re very fast, efficient, easy to work with and professional. Joe and Kyle came both days and we’re incredibly polite and thoughtful in what was a hard situation for me. Bravo A+ Enterprises! Repeat business speaks for itself. Meredith R.
- Maurice Oates
The price was amazing and the workers were professional. They completed the job within a short period of time and I’m having them come back for more work. Thanks A plus
Sal really helped us out. We needed some junk removed right away and he got there within a couple of hours, was very professional and polite and did not charge an arm and a leg. He has a customer for life in us now!
12/24/2018Mark Van Dyke
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!