Backhoe Foundation Excavating Cost
Construction ITEM DESCRIPTION
Construction unit cost for an easy foundation hole dug out by a backhoe.
One cubic yard of soil removed.
Labor and Equipment Costs
We figure 20 cubic yards of soil remove per hour of backhoe time (with operator), plus an hour of unskilled labor per 12 cubic yards of soil.
Goldenseal calculates foundation hole volume, based on the area and depth. You can adjust the quantity if a different amount of excavation is required (for example, on sloping ground).
Source of Construction Pricing
This is a "rule of thumb" price based on exact timing from one project.
The price can vary quite a bit depending on project size, soil type, ease of access, season and other project details. You can replace this estimate with a firm subcontractor quote when you receive one.
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