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Old 10-09-2014, 04:04 PM   #1
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Demo exterior load bearing wall

I'm looking to get a round about estimate for demo on a 8x21ft exterior wall. I know I have to put post in but if I was going to hire an outside contractor, what might this cost? Or how so I go about working up an estimate?

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Old 10-09-2014, 05:41 PM   #2
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This is not an estimating site, you will get no useful cost estimates for an undefined project in an unknown location from this chat forum. Best way to get a price is to prepare a carefully developed, written scope with drawings and get three or more bids from local, experienced contractors. The better the plans and description, the more likely you are to get realistic bids.

A few critical details. The way your post is worded, you just want a quote on demolition. Not sure if this was deliberate, but a quote for demolition will include just that, demolition. If this is an exterior bearing wall, your house will fall down, but you didn't specify temporary support of the house, demolition of the wall, installation of a beam with supports, pulling the permit, filing the plans etc. Be careful what you ask for, you bid a demolition job, you might get exactly what you asked for.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:03 PM   #3
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No location in your profile, no idea what the wall is even made of, no pictures, no drawings, no idea what your plans are or why your even removing this wall.
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
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