Cost To Dig Deck Footings - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

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


Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 08-06-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 10

Cost to dig deck footings

I am looking for contractors to dig and fill the footings for a deck I'm building in the rear of my home. I need 13 12" diameter, 3ft deep holes dug. What is a reasonable cost to have this done. It wasn't part of my original budget but after trying myself, I realized I'll never get it done, so I'm just trying not to get ripped off.
mcherno is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 08-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 226
Rewards Points: 150

I think reasonable cost is what the contractor states.

The job is specific to your area and is hard to estimate looking at the screen of my computer. Sounds like you are in a bind because you are unable or unwilling to do the work yourself so now you need to depend on someone who depends on this to run a viable business and feed their family.

Get a couple estimates and see how far apart they are and use your best judgement and resources availible to make an informed decision and hire the contractor of your choice. Remember these people have expensive equuipment to pay for and if they dig by hand the work is not easy as you have determined.

So when you get the numbers from the contractors and you feel that their estimates or bids are too high then jusy go get your digging equipment and get back to work.

Good luck and be safe!
Paragon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 08-06-2009, 04:10 PM   #3
Registered User
Termite's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000

This is a DIY related site and therefore is not the appropriate forum to seek guesstimates for contractors' labor rates.
Termite is offline  
Sponsored Links
Closed Thread

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
Digging deck footings in wet ground... EightmanVT Building & Construction 4 06-10-2009 07:16 PM
Building a new deck....and creative uses of granite scrap in outdoor living space Rhizzlebop Building & Construction 9 05-15-2009 11:17 AM
Setting a deck beam directly on footings ovahimba Building & Construction 1 01-10-2008 01:57 PM
Concrete Deck Footings Bumpy Melanie337 Building & Construction 6 09-24-2007 08:11 PM
Deck post footings Outbacker Building & Construction 8 02-11-2006 05:20 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts