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Cover Basement Columns

Find the average cost to cover basement columns yourself compared with the labor and material cost of hiring a contractor. Use your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a pro to do the job. Learn what to consider and the steps involved.  
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National Average Cost
Cover Basement Columns


  • Pro
  • DIY
  • 1.68
  • 2


  • Pro
  • DIY
  • $380
  • $230

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Today’s Tip: Sharp blade for a clean cut

When cutting drywall keep your drywall knife sharp by carrying a small sharpening stone in your tool belt. It is quicker to sharpen the blade then to replace it.

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