Hand Excavation Cost-- Difficult
Construction ITEM DESCRIPTION
Construction unit cost for a foundation hole dug out by hand in awkward conditions (under a crawl space or in other crowded or tight conditions).
One cubic yard of soil removed.
Labor and Equipment Costs
We figure about 3 hours per cubic yard of soil removed.
This price includes digging in cramped conditions, with a single toss to the outdoors or an interior stockpile. Add extra time if the soil needs to be moved further than that. The time required could easily double if you need to move it through interior spaces for disposal.
The calculated foundation excavation volume (which you may need to adjust-- you'll probably use this item only for unusual projects).
Source of Construction Pricing
We looked up job cost data for three projects that required digging under a porch, in a crawl space, and under a barn floor.
Architect Starter File, Construction Starter File, Developer Starter File.
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