Average Labour Cost/Price to Fix Cracks/Movement/Subsidence
To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…
(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
Cost to Fix Cracks and Subsidence and Movement
Before sorting out a crack you have to know that the movement that caused it has stopped, or you are wasting your money.
This is easier said than done. Arresting movement may require underpinning, which might cost well over £10,000. Stopping a wall bowing or moving, may require “tying in” or the replacement of wall ties, this could cost over £5,000.
Unfortunately, stopping the movement seldom includes returning the wall to it’s original position. If you want this doing there will be extra cost of course. This could be in the region of £5,000.
In fact pointing up a crack or replacing a few bricks is child’s play compared to the above which all need either specialist companies or at very least experienced general builders.
Most making good can be completed in a day by 2 men plus a few materials ……….£300.00
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