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Question DetailsAsked on 9/9/2016

What is the cost to put 3feet dry wall in basement due to water damage. Any help would be appreciated!

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Depends on quantity of course - minimum charge likely about $250-300 regardless of job size. Typicall cost to remove and replace drywall, including mudding the joints and fasteners and rough sanding, ready for painter to do final touchup sanding and priming and painting, typically about $4-5/SF. Sometimes down to $2-3/SF with a Handyman for quantities over about 150SF. Plus a couple or few bucks/SF typically for priming and painting. You can get a drywall contractor plus a painter, go with a Handyman (though quality of the joints might be iffy if you don't already know one who is good with drywall), or go with a Remodeling - General Contractor or Water and Smoke Damage contractor to handle it all (those are your Search the List categories).


Note if the water got up near the level of the outlets the wiring and outlets should be replaced too while the drywall is out - water can commonly wick up a foot or so in fiberglass insulation, more in cellulose and cloth and such - so if you had 3 feet or damage in the drywall you almost certainly had electrical in the basement get wet too.


If you have HVAC appliances down there - note they should be rebuilt too - or more commonly replaced. In most areas it is illegal to reuse or repair a furnace, boiler, or A/C that has been under water - has to be replaced with new.


Don't forget that the wall should be totally dried out before the new drywall is put on - so may require one trip to remove the existing and pull nails and such, second trip at least several days or more later after it is dried out with fans to put up vapor barrier (if appropriate) and the drywall and mud and sand it.

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