Concrete Footings, Cost per Yard


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Assembly name-- In Goldenseal Estimating Software

footing, per cu. yard

Construction Category SubCategory
Concrete Concrete Footings


Concrete construction unit cost for installation of concrete footings for a foundation or retaining wall.

This cost covers the cost per volume for any size of footing. Use it in combination with the footing cost per foot.

NOTE-- This is half of a two-part unit cost that covers any footing size. Goldenseal also includes one-part unit costs for footings in two common sizes, 6x16 and 8x24.

Unit Size

One cubic yard of concrete placed in footing forms.

Labor Costs

We figure that a crew of one skilled worker and 1.5 unskilled workers can place about one cubic yard of concrete in the forms per hour. This cost covers placement of the concrete, screeding and finishing the surface, and cleanup of tools.

This placement cost assumes parking the concrete delivery truck at one end, with some of the footings filled by chute and the rest lugged by wheelbarrow. Small projects require less lugging but more setup time, which tends to cancel out.

If you use a pumper truck you can reduce the labor cost considerably, though you'll need to increase the concrete material cost.

NOTE-- The cost of forms, reinforcing and form removal is covered in the per foot unit cost.

Material Costs

The cost includes one cubic yard of concrete, plus about 8% waste factor.

Hard Construction Costs, Typical

$159.52 per installed cubic yard of concrete

Suggested Quantity

Goldenseal calculates the footing volume, based on the width, depth and length of the footing (as entered into the Foundation Dimensions screen).

Source of Construction Pricing

Based on job cost data and crew timing from a variety of construction projects done by Turtle Creek Construction.

Places Included

Architect Starter File, Construction Starter File, Developer Starter File



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