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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.


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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.

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