Foundations - By hand (Incl excavation quantities)

In today's world, excavating for foundations by hand is rarely seen, the norm being to use machines, but in certain countries circumstances dictate otherwise and this calculator can be used to get an indication of manhours likely to be involved.  Cognizance should be taken, however, that conditions such as the soil, terrain, climate, labour practices, and availability of equipment will require that estimates be adjusted. Input dimensions as indicated using either US/Imperial or metric measurements.

A hypothetical example can be seen by clicking Real time sync (Foot of table), then enter the secret word 'deepest' and click connect.