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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- Kathleen Doyle
I would highly recommend this company. Very respectful employees. Worked efficiently, were conscientious and very careful. Fairly priced and made this cleanup of 50 years worth of “things” easy.
Sal was great to work with. I was so stressed about a large deck in the back of my house that was collapsing. Sal came right over and gave me a very fair price and two days later the job was done. And a really good job. He even hauled away a piece of junk for me at the last minute. I highly recommend this company and plan to use them again as the need arises
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