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flyfish 04-24-2015 01:43 PM

Basement Framing Labor Rate
Hey Guys!!
Is there a framing rate you use for Basements? I know diff areas are diff.
I am new to Colorado and looking for just some bottom line input.

Thanks a Mill!!

smeagol 04-24-2015 02:42 PM

2.50 psf

greg24k 04-24-2015 02:48 PM

Around here we take tree fiddy for the whole basement :thumbsup:

jstanton 04-24-2015 02:59 PM

Materials+labor+overhead&profit divided by sq ft = sq ft price. Basements would be about the hardest to bid by sq ft. How many soffits, windows, access, full room or partition ect... IMO sq ft and lineal ft are for job costing when the job is done.

There is a good article in JLC about accurate ballpark budgeting. Under 100 sq ft is over $200 ft, while over a 1000 sq ft is under $50 ft.

CarpenterSFO 04-24-2015 03:01 PM

^^^ Good answer. Better than mine, anyway.

mako1 04-24-2015 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by CarpenterSFO (Post 2890481)
In Colorado? Couple ounces for a small basement, couple more plus some ranch-flavored Doritos and some RC Cola, for a bigger basement.

That's what I would do if it's the good stuff and the Doritos are fresh.
Dip and salsa.

mrcharles 04-24-2015 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by smeagol (Post 2890401)
2.50 psf

You answered without even asking if he was providing fasteners and/or material.... Wouldn't this be pertinent information before spitting out a sqft number that any homeowner can now search and will think thats what they shoudl be paying.

Shut it down

thezoo 04-24-2015 04:42 PM

Yeah, tree-fiddy.

hdavis 04-24-2015 05:56 PM

Framing labor rates here are the same whether it's a whole house or a basement. You can hire a framer for $35 an hour. You can hire better framers for more per hour.

Tinstaafl 04-24-2015 06:25 PM

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