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Old 12-14-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Small Foundation Wall Cost


Ok concrete wizards. By chance is there an "average" price per linear foot that a foundation wall would cost (materials plus labor)? For example I'm thinking about doing a 16' bump out on garage 4 foot wide. So basically 24 linear foot. I'm in ohio so with the footing this would be what 3 foot deep?
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:39 PM   #2
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First compute how many cubic yards of concrete you will need. This requires that you have dimensions for the footings. Depth will be controlled by local building code requirements, your building inspector will be happy to discuss local requirements with you.

Once you know how many cubic yards you need, you can find out the cost for the concrete by calling a local transit mix company. They will quote cost per yard delivered, there are typically other costs such as waiting time, or if you need special mixture, but the transit mix company can quote you everything.

Sounds like you are not doing the work yourself. In that case, call a few local contractors, you will get a better, more realistic response if you have accurately drawn plans to give them so they know how much excavation will be required, and what type of soil they are digging in.

No one on an internet chat forum such as this can give you accurate cost quotations on a project like yours.
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Also going to get hit with a small load charge.
May have missed it but I still have not seen a location, or a single picture or drawing on any of your post.
People here may be good but need all the info to even make a guess.
Any place around here needs a 24" wide 8" thick footing at least 2 ft. deep with 2 rows of rebar.
Other areas could be far deeper or shallower, all depends on where you are.
Guess's do you no good.
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:38 PM   #5
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You really can't estimate price per ft. If you are hiring a contractor you will find that small jobs will be much higher per ft than large jobs simply because there are some costs that are the same regardless of size. Plus there is the "make it worth his while" factor.

I'm guessing bids for your job will surprise you because the job is so small. If you feel comfortable with a shovel and building & bracing (most important part) forms you will save a lot doing it yourself. In some locations you can even find places that will rent you wall forms. Since your walls will only be 3 to 4' high, it could be a reasonable DIY even if you've never done concrete before. Just be sure to study up on how to brace the walls for the pour.

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