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Question DetailsAsked on 4/14/2014

how much does it typically cost to dig a basement under an existing home?

About a 1800 square ft w 3 window wells. Unfinished w plumbing for bath

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Depends on who you HIRE .

If you hire someone to dig it who works for $10.00 bucks per hour ,

40 hours per week = $ 400.00 x 4 weeks = $ 1600.00 month x 6 months =$ 9600.00

I had a hard working Uncle , who once dug out from under his house,

a 10'x 10' x7' room for a Furnace , took him about 3 months,,,,,and he finally QUIT !

Bottom Line,,,,It is gonna be rather Costly !

Answered 6 years ago by BentheBuilder


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