Average Costs for Foundation
Whether you are building a new home or just putting on an addition, every new build starts with a foundation. This is the beginning of your structure and the base that everything will be built from. Foundations come in different styles, depending on your area, your topography, and the type of build. You may have a slab-style foundation, a full basement made of concrete, or a foundation built of cinder block.
Because of these variations, the cost of a new foundation can vary tremendously. Prices may also differ depending on size, location, and how much clearing needs to be done before the foundation can be built. Your foundation may also need waterproofing, drains, or earthquake retrofitting that can change the complexity and, therefore, the costs of your project.
Typical labor costs for building a new foundation can also vary depending on the material, but most range between $2 and $3 a square foot.