Cover basement support columns
The pole wrap has a flexible backing and comes in 8-foot lengths with three different widths, so it fits most support columns. The material is installed with construction adhesive and has a cap and base set to finish off the top and bottom of the pole.
To cover two 4-inch diameter support columns with caps and bases, a contractor will charge $380, which includes labor and material. You can buy the material for $230 and do it yourself and pocket a 39 percent saving. To cut the material to length you'll need a fine tooth saw, miter box and utility knife. You'll need finishing nails to add the caps and bases to the poles. For more information go to http://www.polewrap.com.
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Pro Cost -- DIY Cost -- Pro time -- DIY Time -- DIY Savings -- Percent Saved
$380 -- $230 -- 1.7 -- 2.0 -- $150 -- 39 Percent
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