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Cost to Dig a Trench

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Dig a Trenchzip code   feet 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Trench Labor
Direct labor expenses to dig trench.
3.5 hours$177.97$186.79
Trench Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: skid loader with excavation | demolition | loading attachment..

Totals - Cost to Dig Trench
25 feet$339.22$415.54
Average cost
per linear foot

Cost to Dig a Trench - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Dig a Trench averages $13.57 - $16.62 per linear foot in 2014. This Trenching cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Trenching project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.

Trenching - Average Cost Per Linear Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $13.57 - $16.62 per linear foot range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Trenching: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Dig a Trench - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Dig a Trench - References

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