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Old 04-26-2011, 05:03 AM   #1
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I'm looking to add a approx 1300 sq ft addition to a 888 sq ft existing home shell only for now. This addition is main level with second story i would hire foundation done, crawl space no basement and do as much of the deconstruction, framing,siding,windows that I'm equipped to do. could anyone give me a ball park cost of this in south mn.

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Not being a smarta$$
The guidelines of the forum try to stay away from pricing questions.

Get a contractor to give you a bid and see what he will charge in your area.

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I'm looking to add a approx 1300 sq ft addition to a 888 sq ft existing home shell only for now. This addition is main level with second story i would hire foundation done, crawl space no basement and do as much of the deconstruction, framing,siding,windows that I'm equipped to do. could anyone give me a ball park cost of this in south mn.
Why wouldn't you want a basement?

I just did an addition on my own home, the foundation is a typical 8 foot tall walls, 4" floor, footings, rebar, pinned, and so on. 40 x 16.5. Was around $8,000 for the foundation (with a couple of slider windows), and around $3300 for the excavation, crushed gravel, drainage system, etc.
I thought that was fair.

The cost savings of a 'crawl space' around here just isn't there. You save a little money on concrete, but it's basically the same labor to set the forms up. You just set them to 5' instead of 8 feet (around here min 48" frost wall) . Again, you save a little money on excavating. Not worth it. Basements are great for storage.

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reason is water table too high and existing home doesn't have basement so I go without. I was mostly looking for diy cost something i don't think your average contractor will tell you?
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reason is water table too high and existing home doesn't have basement so I go without. I was mostly looking for diy cost something i don't think your average contractor will tell you?
Well right now we're paying around $98 for conrete per yard. Figure the yardage needed for your footings, your walls. Figure in rebar, tar, anchors, form ties, bands.

Then you need to find someone to lend you forms.

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