Hand Trenching Cost
Construction ITEM DESCRIPTION
Construction estimating cost for a trench dug by hand to a depth of 3 feet, with a width of 12" to 18".
Labor and Equipment Costs
We figure about 1 unskilled hour per foot of trench. This price includes backfilling and tamping after utility work is completed.
The pricing is based on city conditions, including occasional problems with underground utilities, tree roots, large rocks and other surprises. Under easier digging conditions you might manage 2 feet per hour.
No suggestion. You'll need to estimate the length of trenching required.
Source of Construction Pricing
A "rule of thumb" price based on job cost data for remodeling projects done by Turtle Creek Construction.
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