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Question DetailsAsked on 12/7/2015

I live in the Boston area and need to replace the bulkhead to my basement. About how much does it cost?

My house was build in 1967 and the original steal/concrete basement with steps/doors etc. is rusting and leaking. What is an estimate for digging out and removing old bulkhead, having new bulkhead put in, sealed around home foundation, removal etc.

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Here are some prior similar questions with responses whchh should help - the unit itself typically costs from a couple hundred $ plastic/fiberglass box store units to more like $500-1000 for run of the mill steel ones, on up to several thousand for true "watertight" ones designed to handle occasional submergence in flooding events - plus installation of from $500 to a couple of thousand depending on whether it can just be mounted to your existing foundation, needs some foundation adjustment to fit, or you need totally new foundation.

My personal recommendation, having seen some real junk out there - I would just buy Bilco and pay the extra amount to have the peace of mind you are getting a quality unit whose sealing system actually has a chance of working - plus being heavy duty enough to provide decent security to that entrance, which is commonly out of sight so more of a break-in risk.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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