Costs (labor) to remove interior wall
I have two interior walls I would like to remove; can any contractors out there give me a ball-park estimate? I live in Iowa. The walls are on the first floor, plaster & lath, and each about 10 feet long, 8 feet high. I am opening up rooms and will not replace these walls. I do not know if they are load-bearing or not, but since my house is 150 years old, I would ask the contract to assume they ARE, and install temporary support beams before removing the walls, just to be sure. One handyman told me that a wall can be taken down in 1/2 a day, and figure another day for finishing work. But I figure adding temporary supports before knock-down will raise the cost and time needed for the job. Estimates anyone? Time estimates too?