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What does trench digging cost on average?

Trench digging is a crucial aspect of construction and is required for various reasons such as laying utility lines, drainage systems, and foundation work. In this article, we will explore the factors that affect trench digging costs and provide you with an idea of the average costs of trench digging.

The average cost for trenching earthworks depends on the type of soil. Digging a trench with an excavator of a trench of 80cm and 50 cm wide costs approximately:

  • In light soil on average 35€ per square meter
  • In heavy soil it costs on average €70 per square meter

Please note that these costs do not include the mandatory Klic notification, which you must always do before you start machine digging.

The cost of trench digging varies depending on several factors. It's essential to consider these factors before embarking on a trenching project to ensure you have an accurate estimate of the overall cost. Hiring a professional trenching company can ensure the job is done correctly and safely, reducing the risk of accidents and costly mistakes.

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