How Much Does Drywall Repair Cost?
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How Much Does Drywall Repair Cost?

On average, drywall repair costs about $513. Drywall repair costs ranged from $274 to $762 for the US in 2019 according to HomeAdvisor’s post titled, “How Much Does It Cost To Repair Drywall?”

Although the costs of hiring a contractor to make repairs to drywall are above, from a survey of more than 10,000 customer responses there were also extremely low and high ends of the scale ranging from $130-$1,404. Typically, if the hole can be covered by what is referred to as a “patch” the repair will be a flat rate job, but keep in mind regional pricing variations may come into play also impacting the repair cost. Labor is considered the most expensive part of the project. When you are facing only minor repair you may expect to pay an average of $75 per hour with prices ranging from $60 to $90 per hour for handyman repair or about $62.50 per square foot with prices ranging from $50 to $75 per square foot. If you are going to do DIY repairs, allow $45 for the cost of the materials for a job that only needs one 4 by 8 foot sheet of drywall.

Patching Drywall Costs per Sq. Ft.

The average patching of drywall costs $62.50 per square foot with prices ranging from $50 to $75 per square foot unless the work is being undertaken as a DIY project.

Small Hole Repair Cost

Screws, mice, and doorknobs often cause small holes that range in size from just a few eighths of an inch to maybe 3-4 inches wide. Professionals will charge an average of $62.50 for the project with prices ranging from $50 to $75 to complete the work. DIY’ers may spend less than $45 and may have the benefit of having leftover supplies making repairs in the future less costly. A small repair kit is available for homeowners when they have very small holes – these average costs of these kits is $20 with prices ranging between $10 to $30. Fixing drywall often brings additional costs. Just, for example, you may have to reapply texture. Professionals in that field charge an average of $60 for a single hour of work. When new paint is required, a painter will charge an average of $100 per hour with prices ranging from $70 to $130 per hour, inclusive of the cost of the paint – however, a flat rate may be charged by the painter for a small job.

Large Hole Repair Cost

The average cost to repair larger holes is $62.50 per square foot with costs ranging from $40 to $75 per square foot. Additional tasks like disposal of debris following removal will also increase the overall project price. Removal of construction debris averages around $200 but may be less for smaller jobs. $60 is the average cost for a handyman for this task and you are going to be looking at around $90 per hour at professional contractor rates. These prices may not include the cost of the following materials:

  • $4.50 for every 150 feet of tape
  • $6 per pound of screws
  • $9 per 8×4 foot sheet of drywall
  • $14 per pail of mud

Cost To Repair a Whole Wall

The cost for replacing or repairing a whole wall averages $50 per hour with prices ranging from $40 to $60 per hour by eight-foot sheet of installed drywall. This does include, the costs of labor, materials, and mud. Fixing the wall may be a cheaper option (around $40) but sometimes the only realistic option is a replacement.

Cost Of Filling in Chips & Cracks In Drywall

Chips and cracks can easily be filled with a kit or some basic materials like sandpaper, drywall mud and touch up paint. The average cost of a kit is $20 with prices ranging from $10 to $30. Professionals will charge an average of $75 per hour with prices ranging from $60 to $90 per hour in addition to materials. Cracks will return if there is foundation trouble despite cracks being easy to repair. Therefore if, as a homeowner, you notice the appearance of cracks, you may want to consider hiring a professional to assess the condition of their property foundation. If other foundation damage can be noticed, for examples, cracks in the foundation and windows and doors getting jammed, you should consult a foundation professional straight away.

Water Damage Drywall Repair Cost

There may be separate costs for water damage repair to the average rate of $75 per hour. Costs range $60 to $90 per hour for this. For example, the remediation of the mold may have separate costs when professionals are required to remove mold spores to stop the spread of mold to the rest of the house. The average cost of mold remediation is $2,300. If a plumbing leak caused water damage inside the wall, the average cost of repair is $310 with prices ranging from $170 to $450.

Estimated Cost for Fixing Drywall Ceilings

The average cost to repair a ceiling made from drywall is $810 with prices ranging from $320 to $1,300. Labor for a basic ceiling patch job averages $77 per hour with prices ranging from $65 to $90 per hour. Materials and supplies for a simple patch may cost around $30 including fasteners, mud and tape. We recommend ceiling repairs be performed by a professional because of the special tools and the physical strength required. Not to mention it can be dangerous for an untrained professional to attend to the fixing of high ceilings.

Sheetrock Repair Cost

Firstly, Sheetrock is a brand name of drywall. The cost to repair Sheetrock is certainly similar to the costs of repairing drywall but these branded name sheets cost more than its generic counterparts. You can expect to pay in excess of $14 for an eight by four sheet. Sheetrock is a respected and trusted brand and it may be durable than other brands. Homeowners who decide to install Sheetrock may not need maintenance as frequently as those who choose to use a generic product for installation.

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