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Cost to rip apart stairs and a wall and build it back from scratch?

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Posted by: from Surrey
7/13/2015 at 6:34:50 PM

I have a wall and stairs that are damaged from water. I am replacing the drywall and stairs, it's already been ripped apart. New railings are being added.

What is a ballpark range if my contractor is using siding, drywall, pressure treated wood, insulation, etc?

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Date/Time7/13/2015 at 9:37:50 PM

Hi Monty,

Sounds like a tough situation. It also sounds like an insurance job.

We can't see what you are seeing but it sounds like a fairly complicated project if stairs and exterior walls are being repaired. Probably should involve an engineer and would have to be brought up to current codes if it isn't now.

If the project has already started then you must have a quote and contract so I don't quite understand what you are asking.

If you have done the demo yourself and ae now looking for a contractor or pricing, you should put the specs in the "post your project" section so you can get some local guys to have a look.

It is impossible to give you any kind of numbers with the info you provided. It could range anywhere from $30.00 per linear foot to $300.00 per linear foot or more.

Good luck with it.

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman

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Date/Time7/14/2015 at 9:07:09 AM

Monty,

I agree with Jim in that without actually seeing the job, it's difficult to provide a ballpark figure. If the structural integrety was comprimised, then this adds to the cost. Pressure treated lumber is more costly but is there for a reason. As you mentioned, the job of taking things apart was already started, I assume by you? Some contractors won't touch something like this because if there is an issue, who is at fault, you or the contractor? Best suggestion... get two or three estimates from local contractors who actually see the project. This will give you a range to compare and they can answer questions that you may have. Good luck.

Regards,

Mark

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