Cost to Repair Drywall Cracks

Updated: August 2017

Drywall Crack Repair CalculatorZip Code
Cracks
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Drywall Crack Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to repair drywall cracks with favorable site conditions. Cut channel along crack. Fasten sheetrock on either side of crack. Tape and mud joint. Lightly sand and re-mud joint 2x. Final sand for primer/finish ready. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 crack$0.00$0.00
Drywall Crack Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to repair drywall cracks including: fasteners, seam tape, outside corner beads and topping compound.
1 crack$0.00$0.00
Option: Paint Patched Surface
Level and smooth patch at surrounding surface. Spot prime. Roll or brush 2 coats of color and sheen matched paint, blending outward perimeter of patch. For patch size of up to to 4 SF.
1 crack$0.00$0.00
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 4 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Repair Drywall Cracks   
Average Cost per Crack  

For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 crack, the cost to Repair Drywall Cracks starts at $206 - $325 per crack. 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 drywall crack repair 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 repair drywall cracks.

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Cost to Repair Drywall Cracks - 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 Drywall Crack Repair, 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 Drywall Crack Repair 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 Drywall Crack Repair. 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 Repair Drywall Cracks - Unit Price References

Drywall Crack Repair - Average Cost Per Crack

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 Drywall Crack Repair costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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