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Question DetailsAsked on 1/5/2017

What's the cost for comparable foundations (ex: superior,brick,concrete block) for a 12'x32' park model,8' high?

Ballpark estimate ,low to high.

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You would have to talk to local contractors or an architect about prices in your specific area - because in some areas cast concrete is cheaper, in others (most) concrete block - probably almost everywhere brick is by far most expensive because it is so much more labor intensive. Also, I would not recommend brick for a foundation anyway because to give the strength and stabilitiy you need it has to be several bricks thick or brick with concrete core - a waste of money. Plus brick as a foundation has a shorter life because it is not really designed to stay in contact with moisture.

VERY rough ballpark - assuming you mean a skirting wall only on footers, no basement or slab - around $6-12/SF of foundation wall for 6-10 foot high foundation wall in concrete or block (toward the higher end usually for cast-in-place concrete), generally more in the $15-25/SF range for brick - VERY rough numbers. So - very rough numbers, maybe $5-10,000 range complete in block or concrete - add maybe a thousand or two for a basement concrete slab also. This assumes decent soil conditions at footing depth (and no bedrock) and no groundwater issues.

Note this does NOT include excavation to get the footings down below frost depth, which depth can be anything from a bare minimum of roughly 1.5-2 feet absolute minimum by code in non-frost areas, 3 feet minimum in most rare to shallow frost areas, and up to 6-10 feet deep in very cold areas depending on whether the basement will be heated or not. For that size basement, probably about on the general order of $150-300/foot of excavation depth if doing a full basement rather than just strip footing trenched in, or about $50-100/foot of excavation depth for pearimeter strip footings only without excavating the intervening "basement" soil. Both assuming on-site wasting of excavated dirt nearby, no hauling or trucking away.

Note, these are VERY rough numbers - you need some local actual numbers from architect or contractors as noted above, or for preliminary ideas maybe from your local mobile/manufactured home dealer or neighbors with similar foundations to get a starting budgeting number for your specific locale.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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