Lay a basement subfloor
A carpenter will install a subfloor in an 18-by-20-foot basement room for $1,035, which includes the labor and material. If you have carpentry experience, you can do the job for $650, the cost of the panels and leveling squares designed to slide under the panels to adjust for uneven areas. You'll pocket a 37 percent saving if you do it yourself. You'll need basic tools, including a power saw, power drill, carpenter's square, level, hammer, pry bar, measuring tape and scrap wood as a tapping block. For more information on where to buy the material and how to install it go to http://www.dricore.com.
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Pro Cost -- DIY Cost -- Pro time -- DIY Time -- DIY Savings -- Percent Saved
$1,035 -- $650 -- 8.6 -- 13.0 -- $385 -- 37 Percent