What is the cost of adding brick ledge to new construction?
Thanks for all of the input. Let me start by saying that in no way am I saying that I don't trust my builder. I'm just very unfamiliar with the building process and trying to investigate it a bit to find out if these are reasonable prices. After posting this thread I found a pic that details what a brick ledge is and it's purpose. That in itself has helped me to realize that he is probably charging a fair amount. He did explain it to me in a way that I'm sure made sense to him but left me more confused so I thought I would ask around.
I have no intention of getting someone on the internet to quote a price, just looking for some unbiased opinions.
Not sure of the question about the slab on grade or a poured foundation. It will be a concrete slab but we are still in the planning stages. My property is on relatively level ground so not much dirt work would need to be done. We are planning to build on the crown of the property to get good drainage but even so it is still pretty flat ground. We will have soil samples done soon to check for the stability of the soil and the potential need for pouring piers based on the outcome of those tests.
I sure hope that the plans are usable without too many modifications. The builder didn't seem too concerned and told me that he is sure that we will need to make a few changes but none that are too costly. What kind of serious mods are you talking about, kc?
Again, I'd like to thank everyone for their input. I'm just trying to make sure that I know what is going on. This is going to be a process for me like none that I have ever encountered. I'm also sure this will be the most stressful time of my life but will be well worth it.
Last edited by toddtx; 01-13-2011 at 07:23 AM.