apprx what does it cost to build a humble but solid small 1000 sq ft home on a poured concrete slab? i.e price per sq ft to build? what if all labour?

Asked by Wanttobuildourselves, Bluff Dale, TX Thu Mar 18, 2010

we did ourselves what would price / sq ft be for all material only? And - is $5000. for a well and $5000. enough to allow for a gravity type septic system? We are out of country so want to confirm prices in your area - Bluff Dale/Lipan etc

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Dan Chase, Home Buyer, Texas City, TX
Thu Mar 18, 2010
Be aware that texas has expansive clay soils. They can move with rain or being to dry. That can crack even excellent slabs. That requires a water plan to keep the soil happy so it does not move.

Years ago wix lumber (out of business now in my area) had kits for houses. All the lumber and plans. You put it together yourself. Maybe you can find something similar today. The internet is an excellent resource for such information.

I am not sure of the costs you asked about. Try looking up foundation in the yellow pages or google foundation contractors in that town on the net. Thickness and rebar used can change price a lot. Compare apples to apples. Once you find the foundation information you can ask them to recommend some well and septic people. Or look them up the same way. Remember, if you do not have a septic system plan anything they tell you could be very wrong. Each piece of land has unique needs for septic design. Yours could use a cheap or expensive system.
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