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Old 02-20-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
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Rough Price to dig a hole 40' x 30' x 7'


I know price threads generally don't actually get a price, but does anyone know of a ballpark estimate to dig a hole those dimensions? The dirt doesn't need removed, just piled up outside the hole.

I can rent an excavator for like $2,000/week, and imagine I could dig it myself in a week, but honestly I'd rather just pay a company to come out and do it and not have it be ****ty. Doesn't really have to be perfect - be nice if the bottom was somewhat level though.

Wish I knew about how long it would take to dig. Like, are we talking a week or an afternoon?

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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That's a big hole.
Are you planting potatoes?
It's best to not even try to get you close to a price because it can very so much from one area to another.
Buy some shovels and a keg of beer and invite all your friends over for a hole party.


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It could be done in about four hours at the max I would imagine. It really depends on what is under the soil, and how difficult the site is to get to, which could add to the time to dig that hole.
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Call an excavator---your local soil and site have so much to do with the cost---

And your location---You have been here long enough to know location has everything to do with price.

Manhattan Kansas might be less than Manhattan NY.
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