$ of digging out a basement, Northeast.

palimpsestMay 1, 2010

I am looking at a house with a 6.5 basement height. What is a ballpark figure for digging out a 15'x40' basement. There is bulkhead access to the outside. Philadelphia urban area.

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brickeyee

The digging is not as expensive as the foundation shoring, and is very region specific.

A lot depends on how often it is done in the area.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 12:52PM
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palimpsest

Its done quite a bit, I just don't know anybody personally who has done it in the past few years. Actually one client I worked with who had two adjoined houses did it in 2008 but doesn't know how much that cost specifically because it was part of a gut rehab. They also dug out one basement and filled the other in essentially, based upon existing conditions in each basement even though they were adjacent.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 2:18PM
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