Backhoe Trenching Cost


Construction estimating cost for a trench dug by backhoe to a depth of 3 feet.

Unit Size

Lineal foot.

Labor and Equipment Costs

We figure 24 feet of trenching per hour of backhoe time (with operator). We also throw in one laborer hour for every 6 feet of trench.

Material Costs

None included.

Suggested Quantity

No suggestion. You'll need to estimate the length of trenching required.

Source of Construction Pricing

We calculated this using job costing data from several construction projects in a variety of soil conditions (some rocky, some with tree roots, some with existing underground utilities to avoid).

Places Included

Architect Starter File, Construction Starter File, Developer Starter File


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