Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-08-2005, 07:51 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

is it excavation i need?


Hello,

I am new here. I am going to build my home using the owner/builder process. I have found a piece of land with trees and stuff on it. Can the foundation crew I contract with excavate that for me? Will it cost extra, does anyone know an estimate of the charges for that? I live in NY

wadencapital30@aol.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2005, 08:01 PM   #2
Member
 
jproffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chester, IL
Posts: 1,300
Rewards Points: 506
Default

is it excavation i need?


Quote:
Can the foundation crew I contract with excavate that for me?
You will have to call around and ask foundation subs if they will do that for you, we will have no idea.


Quote:
Will it cost extra
That one I can answer....for a price :D ...just kidding, nothing is free though, it will definately cost extra, even if it's just for hauling away something other than dirt.


Quote:
Will it cost extra, does anyone know an estimate of the charges for that? I live in NY
Can't answer that one either, call around and ask. We could guess. I suppose even I could guess, even about NY when I live in IL, but that's all it would be, a guess.

jproffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 160
Rewards Points: 150
Default

is it excavation i need?


Quote:
Originally Posted by wadencapital30@aol.com
I am going to build my home using the owner/builder process.
Expand on this a little. What exactly does 'owner/builder' mean?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wadencapital30@aol.com
I have found a piece of land with trees and stuff on it. Can the foundation crew I contract with excavate that for me?
1. You will need to "clear and grub" the lot of 'trees and stuff' to the limits you desire. Buy some plastic 'flagging tape' and establish a perimeter around the area you want cleared by tying pieces of tape around the trunks, or draping pieces from the branches, of those trees adjacent to the house site that you want to remain unharmed. This flagging is used to denote the "limits of disturbance". Another more effective, albeit more expensive, means of doing the same thing is to erect a fencline (with steel 'T-posts' and blaze orange 'safety' fencing) to establish a boundary between what stays and what goes.
2. After you clear and grub you'll want to excavate the basement or foundations. In my neck of the woods, residential foundation contractors do not typically perform excavation. Look for an excavation contractor or backhoe service that specifically digs basements and foundations. Get some references.

Your apparent lack of familiarity with what goes on in the building process leads me to think that you'd be well served by hiring a construction manager to help you through the project. Please consider that the additional expense might come back to you, time and again, in various cost savings.
pipeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crawl Excavation Doc52 Building & Construction 8 01-18-2007 06:19 PM
Excavation Free Will Building & Construction 10 12-24-2005 02:58 AM
Basement Excavation ren2063 Remodeling 1 03-10-2005 02:56 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.