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Question DetailsAsked on 8/7/2016

I have a 2000 sf manufactured home with a 4 ft crawl space I would like to be a full basement. What would it cost?

The home was set in 1996

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Here is a prior similar question with response which would be applicable to building an essentially above-ground basement (shallow foundation for shallow frost penetration area) -

Cost for a true in-ground basement depends of course on your ground conditions (difficulty of digging), groundwater conditions (does basement have to be waterproofed or drained), what sort of finish you want in the basement, etc - but generally including utility disconnection and reconnection and sliding the unit onto a new foundation, or alternatively (commonly more expensive) digging out and building a basement underneath the existing unit, $10,000 is probably near the lower end of your possible cost but probably too low for a 2000SF unit (which is probably double or triple-wide and and max-long - around 70 feet) and $20-30,000 would normally be the upper end for an unfinished or low-end finish basement in fair digging conditions (and not running into any septic issues or such).

Some Foundation Repair companies do this, as do some House Movers - as well as General Contractors who do foundation rebuilds and basement deepening and such. you should get several bids from contractors to see what the "fair range" is for your area - and beware of low bidders from inexperienced contractors. You will almost certainly need plans from an Architect to get building permit anyway and that also makes bids "tighter" because all will be bidding the same scope of work, and an Architect should be able to give you a rough construction cost estimate too, as well as help with any applicable building or planning and zoning permits needed.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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