I'm not about to sheetrock my downstairs basement project. Learned the
hard way how tough that is. So, I need to hire a sheetrocker. Where do
I find one?
And how do I determine what a good price is? I want him to bring in
all the supplies. No ceilings, just exactly 8' high walls
Priced by the square ft? Man hours? I can measure the wall square
Should I pay him maybe half at start-up and the rest when I'm
satisfied he's done a good job.
How long should it take for him to do one large family room and one
Not far off for places outside of large metro areas methinks--that's
just under $0.50/sq-ft which ain't bad for plain wall, no overhead or
high work. SIL is about $0.65/sq-ft in Olympia area for simple work.
Surchages apply for overhead, high ceilings, complex corners or
An acquaintance recntly built two 5000 sf homes (garages finished
I don't know the cost. But he did pay for the hanging by the sf and
the taping and mud, prep for paint was another cost by another crew.
Ceilings where 10', 14, and 16'.
You may save some by hanging the sheet rock vertical (8' high walls).
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
Yah- the hanging isn't so bad...
What no one has mentioned is the EXTREME HASSLE of getting the sh*t in
the friggin' basement in the first place LOL
That's when you REALLY need a strong back and weak mind!
No doubt. That's why I'll be sticking with 1/2" 4x8 sheets when I
start filling up my basement with them.
My truck (Chevrolet Avalanche) is going to be really nice for this
though. With the midgate open I can transport a nice stack 4x8 sheets
totally inside the vehicle with the tailgate closed. Rain/or snow the
cargo & passenger areas are protected from the elements.
When I built my house I had 242 sheets delivered, that's 12' sheets
and it was supposed to rain that night. Never worked so hard in my
life than getting all that inside and of course the rain did not
Do the supplierss there not offer "delivered & placed" service?
The usual charge here is eighty bucks ... four guys humping it
into place -- the area to be boarded.
Same story with shingles -- can't imagine not getting rooftop delivery
... if it's available.
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