When things go bad with your property, it can be expensive. Here is a list of 6 potential pitfalls on your property and how much it might cost to fix. (info from MSN)
#1 - Fixing a poorly built retaining wall
“Most concrete professionals will charge around $800 to $1,000 to fill in cracks and backfill a wall. If your retaining wall has more extensive damage, you might pay upwards of $10,000 to $15,000.”
#2 - Filling in an inground pool
“Your DIY options include concrete or dirt. This could cost you almost nothing if you can find some fill dirt in your area or enough to cover the cost of concrete delivery.
If you hire a professional, it could potentially cost $6,000 to $15,000 depending on the complexity of the project.”
#3 - Removing a fire pit
“If you don’t want a fire pit in your backyard, you can have it filled with dirt, gravel or concrete. Clean fill dirt — made of soil and rocks — costs about $5 to $12 per cubic yard at home-improvement stores and can be delivered for a fee. Another option is to buy gravel for $4 to $20 per ton and fill the hole that way.”
#4 - Turning a gravel yard to grass or vice versa
“Grass seeds come in a variety of types and prices vary, averaging $5 to $10 for 1 to 5 pounds (200 to 1,000 square feet). Sod is another option and costs $1,700 to $2,300 to install depending on square footage.
If you don’t want to maintain a lawn, you can have a gravel backyard instead. The cost to deliver rocks typically ranges from $700 to $1,000 depending on the amount you will need.”
#5 - Burying overhead power lines
“Overhead power lines can dissuade trees and tall structures[...]If you want power lines buried near your home, the power company might charge anywhere from $700 (Florida) to $10,000 (Austin, Texas).”
#6 - Regrading a slope
“The cost to re-slope a lawn averages between $1,600 and $2,300 depending on square footage and overall scope of the project. You may also consider a retaining wall if you don’t want to dig up the lawn.”