Massachusetts Excavation / foundation costs

gabedadOctober 24, 2010

I am building a 24x30 barn in massachusetts

Starting to get prices for excavation and concrete. I have no reference for these prices. Can anyone tell me if these are high for pricing.

24x30 building 4ft down 1 ft above ground for foundation

$3000 excavation

$5400 for foundation

$2300 4 inch slab

They seem kind of high to me, but as I said I have no reference for them. I am going to get multiple quotes. Any help is appreciated. Any key points I should be talking to them about or asking them for?



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Do these prices include permits?
What kind of foundation?
Is four foot depth required? (It may be, I don't know for your area)
Leaving or hauling away the excavated dirt (except for backfill)?
Rebar or wire mesh in the slab?
I'd want to get at least three bids before committing.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2010 at 3:18PM
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My garage is 24x28 with 5ft foundation & footings, 6" slab, left dirt on site was around $10K - 10 yrs ago........

    Bookmark   November 8, 2010 at 4:24PM
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The Higgens garage is really built.
Save all of the specs and paperwork for the next owner and owners, this building will last.
Inflation will or may double that cost..

    Bookmark   November 8, 2010 at 6:15PM
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