Ball park estimate for brick wall repair

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  1. Jun 25, 2019 #1

    l33tsauce

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    Newbie here... I am in the process of buying my first rental property. The house I am buying looks nice except it appears that a car hit a brick wall. The house was a foreclosure and I am guessing it is a car because of the height and the way that it looks pushed in. Presumably, the homeowners didn't have the money to deal with it and walked away.

    Does anyone have a ballpark estimate of what something like this would cost to fix if I buy the house? I tried calling 4 masonry contractors but they are booked months out.

    I am just curious if I am looking at $1000, $5000, $10000, $50000 etc. Just trying to make sure I am not a sucker in this purchase. :D

    Thank you in advance



     
  2. Jun 26, 2019 #2

    bud16415

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    First welcome to the forum.


    I’m not a contractor and prices could vary quite a bit given where you live and the availability of a person with the skills and willing to do small jobs. I might even call around for a fireplace guy.


    There is going to need to be some jacking involved to get the window back in place and it looks like the corner also needs a little work.


    If had to take a wild guess at price I would be guessing 2-4k.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2019 #3

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    I would say an easy 7 k .
     
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    Any interior damage from either the hit, or water intrusion after the hit ?
     
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    Try doing a search for "brick restoration" in your area. That would be the term for the guys that specifically do repairs. I wonder if you were calling outfits that more commonly do new construction. They might not be too interested in fixing an old wall.
     

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