Estimated Cost of Repairs

Al Brock
Polk County's #1 Certified Home Inspector
"anyone else is just looking around"
License by the State of Florida  # HI-156


Estimated Cost of Repairs

 
Please note that this "Estimated Cost of Repairs" chart is intended purely as a guide (Ball Park Figures Only).  
Actual cost will vary based on your particular needs and cost estimates may not be current.
Chart is not intended to be a guaranteed cost.
Estimates are for your personal use, and is not a solicitation for work


INTERIOR
Painting  $400 to $600 per room
Remove acoustic ceiling w/asbestos $5 to $10 per sq. ft.
Install masonry fireplace  $6000 to $10,000
Rebuild masonry fire box  $500 to $800
Install prefabricated fireplace  $3000 to $5000
Install glass doors on fireplace $300 to $400
Major bathroom remodel  $5000 to $10,000
Major kitchen remodel  $10,000 to $50,000
Install battery smoke detector  $40 to $60 each
Install direct wired smoke detector  $150 to $250 each
Retile bathtub enclosure $800 to $1200
Replace leaking shower stall pan $1000 to $1600
Rebuild tile shower stall $1500 to $2500
Add drywall over plaster  $1.50 to $2.50 per sq.ft.
Sand and refinish hardwood floors $1.50 to $3.00 per sq.ft.
Install replacement windows   $300 to $1000 ea
Install security system   $1000.00 $5000
ELECTRICAL
Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps $700.00 to $1000.00
Upgrade electrical service to 125-amps $1000 to $1500
Upgrade electrical service to 200 amps $1800.00 to $2200.00
Install new subpanel $500.00 to $700.00
Replace fuse panel $400 to $800 each
Install 120 volt circuit $150 to $200 each
Install 240 volt circuit $300 to $500 each
Install electrical outlet (switch, light or receptacle) $75 to $150
Install GFCI outlet $75 to $125 each
Correct reverse polarity $10 to $15 each
Add grounding to outlet $75 to $125 each
Repair aluminum wired outlets$50 to $75 per outlet
Replace receptacle or switch with aluminum compatible type (CO/ALR) $10.00 to$15.00 ea.
HEATING/COOLING
Install new forced-air furnace $2000 to $4000
Remove ducts with asbestos $1000 to $2000
Install new flexible ducting $2000 to $3000
Install new wall furnace  $1000 to $2000
Install new floor furnace  $1000 to $2000
Replace vent piping  $500 to $1000
Install chimney liner for gas appliance vent  $300 to $700
Service furnace  $200 to $400
Encapsulate asbestos ducting  $1000 to $1500
Add electric baseboard heater  $250 to $350
Add central A.C. system  $2500 to $3500
Replace condenser pump  $300 to $600
Replace A.C. compressor  $1200 to $1500
Service A. C. system  $125 to $400
Install thermostat  $125 to $200 (programmable)  $200 to $300
Remove abandoned underground oil tank $3000 to $6000
Clean ductwork  $250 to $500
PLUMBING
Replace galvanized piping with copper $1500 to $2500 per floor
Replace main water line to house$1500 to $3500
Install new waste piping to street $3000 to $6,000
Reset toilet (excluding floor damage) $100 to $200
Install new toilet $300 to $400
Replace water heater $500 to $1000
Install pressure/temperature valve $100 to $150
Elevate water heater on platform $150 to $350
Install sump pump $700 to $1200
Replace shower pan $1000 to $1500
Replace tile shower $2000 to $3000
Replace faucet $150 to $250
Install gas line $30 to $40 per ft.
EXTERIOR
Install/repair soffits/fascia $8.00 to $12.00 per lin.ft.
Wooden deck $30 to $50 per sq. ft.
Exterior wooden staircases $1500 to $2500 per story
Wooden fencing $25 to $35 per linear ft.
Resurface asphalt driveway $2 to $4 per sq. ft.
Concrete flat work $3 to $5 per sq. ft.
Build detached garage $50 to $80 per sq. ft.
Build addition $60 to $100 per sq. ft.
Build concrete retaining wall $40 to $60 per sq. ft.
Replace windows $400 to $600 each
Paint building exterior $3000 to $6000
Paint trim only$1500.00 to $2500.00
Build retaining wall (wood) $20.00 to $25.00 per sq.ft.
Build retaining wall (concrete) $30.00 to $40.00 per sq.ft
ROOFING
A single story 1500 sq.ft.  home with a sloped roof and over hanging eaves will usually require about 1800 to 2000 square feet or 18 to 20 "squares" of roofing material.
To install one square (100 square feet):
(Roofing price per square)
-composition shingles $150 to $200
-wood shingles $300 to $400
-wood shakes $300 to $400
-gravel surfaced built-up roofing $250 to $350
-cap sheet built-up roofing $300 to $400
-modified bitumen roofing $300 to $400
-tile $600 to $1200
-strip roofing materials and install new sheathing $50 to $100
Install new rain gutters and downspouts $5 to $8 per lin. ft.
Install skylight $1500 to $2000
Reflash skylight/chimney $300.00 to $500.00
Rebuild chimney $100.00 to $200.00 per vertical ln.ft.
Repoint  masonry  chimney $6.00 to $8.00 per sq.ft.
INSULATION/VENTILATION
Attic-Fiberglass batt  6 inch thick R-19 $1.00 to $1.50 sq.ft.
Attic-Fiberglass batt  9 inch thick R-30 $1.50 to $2.00 sq.ft.
Walls-Cavity fill with loose fiberglass R-11 $1.00 to $2.00 sq. ft.
Floors- Fiberglass batt 6 inch thick R-19 $.60 to $1.00 sq.ft.
Improve attic/subarea ventilation$40 to $50 per vent
FOUNDATION
Replace foundations $300.00 and up per lin.ft.
Replace low foundation wall $150 to $250+ per ft.
Repair minor crack in poured concrete foundation $400.00 to $800.00
Install cap on foundation wall $100 to $150 per ft.
Install footing under precast pier $300 to $600 each
Underpin foundation $1500 to $3000 per piling, typically placed 6'-8' apart
Install anchor bolts $1500 to $3000
Install subarea shear paneling $2000 to $4000
Extensive seismic retrofit $6000 to $10,000
Install plastic vapor barrier on subarea soil $300 to $500


Al Brock
Polk County's #1 Certified Home Inspector
"anyone else is just looking around"

License by the State of Florida  # HI-156