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$ of digging out a basement, Northeast.

Posted by palimpsest (My Page) on
Sat, May 1, 10 at 20:59

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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RE: $ of digging out a basement, Northeast.

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.

RE: $ of digging out a basement, Northeast.

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.

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