Cost of trench

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  1. DAGUS WYSONG

    DAGUS WYSONG New Member

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    I live close to Pittsburgh and need a trench dug for a new waterline. The trench has to be four feet deep and 140 feet long, level ground and relatively soft ground. I would like for the trench to be twelve inches wide. I wonder what a ball park figure would be. Thanks.
     
  2. plumbingskool

    plumbingskool Retired Tradesman

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    Depending on who you hire and how you pay:

    $800 - $2200 , depends on who and what they use , A big excavating company that owns a lot of machines.

    I would call around:)
     
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    Can you do the work if you rent a trenching machine? If so, couple of hundred.
     
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Few rental machines will dig 12" wide by 4' deep. A backhoe with a narrow bucket could do the job in half a day. So find out what they charge in your area.
     
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