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Cost to Install a Mortar Base

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Install a Mortar Basezip code   square feet 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Mortar Base Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade mortar base. Quantity includes typical installation waste, fabrication overage, material for future repairs and delivery within 25 miles
107 square feet$750.45$1,011.99
Mortar Base Labor
Direct labor expenses to install mortar base.
8.4 hours$248.27$452.31
Mortar Base Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to install mortar base including: fabrication and polishing disposables, manufacturer recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives and surface sealants.
100 square feet$120.63$130.63
Mortar Base Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 5+ cuft heavy duty mortar box with mortar hoe.

Totals - Cost to Install Mortar Base
100 square feet$1,130.60$1,611.43
Average cost
per square foot

Cost to Install a Mortar Base - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Install a Mortar Base averages $11.31 - $16.11 per square foot in 2014. This Mortar Base Installation cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Mortar Base Installation project:

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

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

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

Mortar Base Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $11.31 - $16.11 per square 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 Mortar Base Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Install a Mortar Base - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Install a Mortar Base - References

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