Backhoe Trenching Cost
Construction ITEM DESCRIPTION
Construction estimating cost for a trench dug by backhoe to a depth of 5 feet.
Labor and Equipment Costs
We estimate about 12 feet of trenching per hour of backhoe time (with operator). We also throw in one laborer hour for every 6 1/2 feet of trench.
NOTE-- This price does not include any shoring of the trench walls to prevent collapse. This depth can be a safety hazard, and shoring may be necessary for wet or sandy soils that are prone to sudden collapse.
No suggestion. You'll need to estimate the length of trenching required.
Source of Construction Pricing
This price came from crew timing on one project that required unusually deep trenching for city utility access.
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