If the joists provide the supporting structure, then the subfloor disperses the weight of a home’s furniture and inhabitants. Repairs to the subfloor are needed over its lifespan so it can continue to do its job of maintaining the integrity of the flooring. If you allow a subfloor to degrade, you’ll risk damaging your flooring, resulting in a much heftier repair or even a replacement.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$42.63||$67.81|
|Range for this type of project:||$256||$407|
Subfloor Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Damaged subfloor will be cut and removed, and 2"x6" replacement will be assembled and installed. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Subfloor Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners and connectors.
Subfloor Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pneumatic framing nailer, 12" miter saw, and 3-1/4" electric planer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
|cost to repair a subfloor|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$25.08|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$13,628.98|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$10,779.59 - $16,478.38|
Any repair or renovation usually comes with a set of factors that alter the potential cost of the project, no matter how big or small it is. The cost of replacing a subfloor is undoubtedly no different.
Here are some factors that can affect the total cost of your subfloor repair project:
A big part of subfloor repair cost lies in the exact nature of the damage. Some types of damage, such as a hole, are inexpensive to repair. Damage that requires a more substantial repair job will naturally come with a bigger price tag.
Here is a quick run-down of the different types of repairs, including the cost of fixing them:
There are four standard material types used in subflooring: high-performance panel, OSB, plywood, and concrete. The cost of repairs to your subfloor depends on what type of material your subfloor is.
Here are the prices and some of the characteristics of the three material types:
Many people like to save money by completing a repair project or even a home renovation on their own, and for a good reason: you can save a substantial amount of money by removing the labor factor from the equation. Subfloor repairs can be simple or complicated. The more straightforward repairs, such as patching a small hole or crack, can quickly be done as a DIY project. The more in-depth work, like repairing joists or fixing water damage, requires a flooring contractor. They’ll have the knowledge and the tools necessary to complete the repair efficiently and safely.
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