Basement Drywall and Insulation

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Posted by: from Cambridge
12/8/2013 at 6:54:41 PM

How much would it cost to dry wall and insulate a basement of 1200 sq.ft?

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Catalin from Fine Line Taping Ltd in Winnipeg
Date/Time12/9/2013 at 1:43:05 AM

I understand you are located in Cambridge,ON. Details about your project are very important before somebody will give you a price. A professional contractor or company that provides this services, should give you a price based on a total sqft of the actual surface that needs to be insulated and boarded.

Heads up. Stay away from charges by the hour. Unfortunately our company is located on a different province and prices will vary.

Hope we helped in a way.

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Greg from RGK Contracting in Courtice
Date/Time12/9/2013 at 8:08:05 AM

Drywall supplied, installed, and finished will cost you between $1.50-$2.00/sq.f of surface area, insulation and vapour barrier supplied and installed should be between $1.30-$1.60/sq.f of surface area.

Hope this helps.


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Date/Time12/9/2013 at 10:52:28 AM

Generally speaking - assuming you're talking about just covering the exterior walls that are 8' tall (approx. 1120 total surface sq ft):

R12 insulation, vapour barrier & sealing (not including spray foam between the joist ends), 1/2" drywall (taped, sanded to finish). This should be approx. $3.80/sq ft total - which equals $4256.

As Catalin mentioned, there are many variables to consider but this is something for you to work with.

Good luck!

Basement Drywall and Insulation
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Adison from Kratos Contracting in Oshawa
Date/Time12/11/2013 at 4:00:50 PM

Hi there,

The cost for Drywall installation and finishing in your area is roughly $2 - $2.25 per sqft of wall and ceiling space. (measure the length of all walls to be drywalled and multiply by the height of your ceiling then add the ceiling square footage)

The cost for insulation (R14) and vapor barrier installation is around $1.50 per sqft of wall space.

Good luck with your basement project!

Adison McGregor

Kratos Contracting

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