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Cost to Insulate a Basement

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Insulate a Basementzip code   square feet 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Rigid Wall Insulation Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade rigid wall insulation. Quantity includes typical installation waste, fabrication overage, material for future repairs and delivery within 25 miles
214 square feet$106.76$134.78
Rigid Wall Insulation Labor
Direct labor expenses to insulate basement.
3.5 hours$105.04$196.18
Rigid Wall Insulation Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to insulate basement including: fasteners, vent flow baffles and sealing tape.
200 square feet$40.54$43.90

Totals - Cost to Insulate Basement
200 square feet$252.34$374.86
Average cost
per square foot

Cost to Insulate a Basement - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Insulate a Basement averages $1.26 - $1.87 per square foot in 2014. This Basement Insulation cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Basement Insulation project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.

Basement Insulation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $1.26 - $1.87 per square foot range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Basement Insulation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Insulate a Basement - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Insulate a Basement - References

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