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If your walls have formed cracks, chips, or holes and you need to have them repaired, it may be difficult to guess what the cost of these repairs might be. To give you an idea, the average homeowner spends an average of $661 on a wall repair job. Most wall repair jobs will fall between $328 and $1,005. Here are a few common factors that affect the price of a wall repair, whether you need to know how to repair drywall or sheetrock.


Most household walls are made from either drywall or plaster. While most newer homes use drywall, there are still many older homes that have plaster walls. If you are not sure which type of wall is in your house, tap on the wall, if it sounds hollow it is most likely drywall. If it is cooler to the touch and sounds solid, it is likely plaster. Each of these materials requires a different type of repair. The process for fixing a small chip, crack or hole in plaster is simpler with fewer steps, while drywall repair involves more layers of application with sanding in between each layer. Most handymen or carpenters are experienced in wall repair and will charge a straight hourly rate for this type of drywall repair

Cause of the damage

If you have chips, cracks or holes in your wall cause by something being pushed up against the wall, or your kids playing and something being tossed at the wall, then a simple patching repair should fix the wall for a long time. However, if the holes or cracks are caused by a settling foundation, water damage or an impact to your home, like lightening or earthquake, then the wall damage may simply be a symptom of more serious damage and require more extensive and expensive repair. Talk to your repair professional about the causes of the damage. If you are not sure where the cracks and holes came from, then you may want to hire a structural engineer to assess the stability of your home's foundation

Final touches

When figuring the cost of any wall repair, remember to include the final touches that make your wall look identical to the other walls in the room. If there were small repairs, you may be able to touch up the paint color in small areas. If there are larger repairs or many repairs, this may require repainting or re wallpapering an entire wall or room, to hide the areas of repair.


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Julie Fanelli 9 months ago
It is a ceiling that is in the patio in Century Village . Work must be done in 2 days and that is do able 12 /9 10 can you  do it ? 
Julie Fanelli 9 months ago
I must have someone who knows the condo s   In Century Village. I have a patio in a 1 1/2  2 story garden condo. I  I have a long crack that is getting bigger on the patio  ceiling ,it came after the storm I'm very upset because I want to repaired in 2 days . I will be available only 12/9 10 and  early morning till 12 on Sunday . If you are familiar with this patio let me know and can do it within that time.  Thank you 
Julie Fanelli 9 months ago
I got an estimate of $500 maybe a little bit more to repair this small patio ceiling with demo and repair and I guess the waterproof sheet rock I would like put up possibly to install a ceiling fan electric is already there
Lisa Williams More than 1 year ago
Want to have an estimate to repair a ceiling panel in the garage that has fallen, breaking loose some of the ceiling material around it.  The area is about 3 ft by 10 ft
Ed Simmons More than 1 year ago
Need to tie this project in with a few others. I'll check back later. Thanks,
Anna Baldwin More than 1 year ago
Our wall is drywall. There is mold and water damage on the ceiling and on the wall.  The paint is crumbling on the ceiling. The damage is about a foot long.
Ramiro Lugo More than 1 year ago
Need to raise my rock wall on 2 sides of yard from 4' to 6'
wall repairs More than 1 year ago
Actually cost depends upon the condition of the wall. If the condition is very bad and also if <a href="">water damage repairs</a> may needed then the cost would be higher may be.
Jim K More than 1 year ago
Would like to have an estimate asap to installation brick pad in our backyard
Rafaela Barreras More than 1 year ago
I am not sure what is the cause of the problem but I think  is not simple. I strongly need an evaluation and an estimate. Thank you
leslie Gilliam More than 1 year ago
I need to wait on giving report until we get more information or the job gets done
Nacho Castillo More than 1 year ago
I have a interior exterior wall that needs to be rebuilt foundation to ceiling 8ft by 17ft useing  wood 
claude mulders More than 1 year ago
would like to have an estimate
Mary Ann Meyers More than 1 year ago
We are not looking to do anything with our basement, only outside backyard.
caleb butler More than 1 year ago
i think you have covered everything maybe you can let me know how soon can you get started ok.thank you very much.

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