Cost to Frame Basement Walls

Updated: July 2017

Basement Wall Framing CalculatorZip Code
Square Feet*
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Wall Framing Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to frame basement walls with favorable site conditions. Layout, fabricate and install conventional wood framed wall using 2"x4" treated studs spaced 16" on center. Includes double top plate, blocking and 1 corner per 100 SF of wall. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
134 square feet$0.00$0.00
Wall Framing Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to frame basement walls including: fasteners, connectors and and dimensional lumber for openings.
134 square feet$0.00$0.00
Wall Framing Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pneumatic framing nailer, 12" miter saw and 3 1/4" electric planer. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
134 square feet$0.00$0.00
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Frame Basement Walls   
Average Cost per Square Foot  

For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 125 square feet, the cost to Frame Basement Walls starts at $2.71 - $5.19 per square foot*. Because job specific configurations and options will result in significantly different costs, homewyse uses industry-standard algorithms and professionally screened cost data to create estimates customized to the specific options of YOUR basement wall framing project. Unlike websites with vendor aggregated costs - which lack details for comparison and verification - homewyse delivers greater accuracy and relevancy, for estimates of cost, material and time to frame basement walls.

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

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

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


NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.


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Cost to Frame Basement Walls - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Basement Wall Framing, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Basement Wall Framing jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Basement Wall Framing. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Frame Basement Walls - Unit Price References

Basement Wall Framing - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Basement Wall Framing costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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