By Marsha in Frankfort, KY on 6/14/2006
Not sure where you are, and I know that location can make a difference.
We are in KY, and just received the bill from our excavator yesterday for $14,061. We were a little shocked as this was quite a bit higher than his quote of $9,000, but we were expecting a little more as we hit rock and had him do a few extra things.
Our home is 3,670 sq ft over a 2,600 sq ft basement.
All that being said, his price covered:
Digging the basement (moving dirt from the basement)
Hauling dirt down to a low point in the driveway
Cut in the entrance Grading the driveway (918 foot driveway!)
Installing a culvert
Digging electric and water
Laying the electric and water conduits
Backfill electric and waterline
Hoe ram in the basement to remove rock
Hauling rock away
Dig basement larger (not big enough the first time - our fault, not his)
Dig walkout and haul dirt away from walkout
Strip topsoil from turn circle in front of house
Dig trench footings
He also laser leveled everything and furnished all materials. Our footings are quite complicated evidently- some big stepdowns and lots of corners. You can check out pictures on our blog: cookhome.blogspot.com.