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motts 01-29-2013 06:10 AM

cost for a concrete foundation
 
what would be the cost for a foundation with the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 feet deep by 48 feet in length?

oh'mike 01-29-2013 06:35 AM

Pricing questions seldom end well here---

To many variables---please make several local calls----

You will need an excavator to dig the trench---and a concrete company--and then another charge for back filling and grading---

Make some calls----send a copy of your blue prints----even then---local building permits vary in cost--soil conditions can change costs---access to the site can change costs---
distance from civilization can change cost---

to many variables----

Mort 01-29-2013 11:38 AM

It'll cost exactly $125.38, make sure to tell all the contractors that when they give you their estimate.

jefferyscott 01-29-2013 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Mort (Post 1104952)
It'll cost exactly $125.38, make sure to tell all the contractors that when they give you their estimate.

Yes. Obviously. But what about taxes?

Mort 01-29-2013 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by jefferyscott

Yes. Obviously. But what about taxes?

In my municipality the sales tax rate is 7.7%, which I figured into the price. I assumed the OP lived right next door to me, since he didn't say where he lived.

Actually, my neighbor on one side is an alcoholic and the other house is vacant, so I may have been mislead.

md2lgyk 01-29-2013 02:21 PM

You're totally wrong. It will cost $27,654.89. Delivered.

jefferyscott 01-29-2013 02:31 PM

For the record, I realize that at <15 posts I'm not really entitled to chime in like I did. I'm as likely as the next newbie to be vague, although I do try to be clear.
Anyway, just putting myself back in my place.

Oh, and for the record your price is $115.73 before taxes. :)

TrailerParadise 01-29-2013 03:12 PM

Id like to know exactly what it is supposed to support with those dimensions. Five feet is barely wide enough for a car so i doubt a garage and certainly not a house. Im curious here.

paintdrying 01-29-2013 03:58 PM

It is for a one lane bowling alley in a very small town

ddawg16 01-29-2013 04:42 PM

Motts......now you know what asking a price in here is not a good thing....

Don't take it personal....those guys do it to everyone.....

Time to get out the phone book and start calling...

A little secret in finding a concrete guy....go down to your local concrete supply...the place that fills up the concrete trucks.....ask the guys there for some recommendations....they know which guys are staying busy....translation...most likely do good work...

You want at least 3 estimates.

joed 01-29-2013 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by TrailerParadise (Post 1105051)
Id like to know exactly what it is supposed to support with those dimensions. Five feet is barely wide enough for a car so i doubt a garage and certainly not a house. Im curious here.

I don't think you understand what he wants. I believe he wants an 8 thick wall five feet high and 48 feet long.

GBrackins 01-29-2013 05:54 PM

probably in a northern climate with a four-foot frost wall, 48 feet in length would be something like a 12' x 12'


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