Engineered Slab $25,000.00
Non Engineered Slab $15,000.00
The decision to choose what type of slab we were going to pick was stressful for both my husband and I. The thought of saving $10,000.00 was a huge decision, because we wanted the slab to be built correctly. We paid $500 for engineered slab plans to be drawn up and started getting quotes from local slab contractors.
We have a friend that builds houses, and he gave us the contact information for the business he uses for slab work. He has always been happy with his work. So contacting this business, with a trusted reference, gave me peace of mind. We took our plans to the slab contractor and he gave us a quote for an engineered slab of $25,000.00 and a non engineered slab for $15,000.00.
Since my husband and I are new to this house business, we really wanted to make sure we made the right decision for our house. We asked him all kinds of questions on why we should go the route of not doing an engineered slab. He told us he can dig beams throughout the home based off our plans and it would be perfect for this type of house. He said engineered slabs are extremely excessive when it comes to digging pillars throughout the house.
After talking with him we felt confident about doing a non engineered slab. We were beyond thrilled to save $10,000.00. Now that we have finished the slab, I was extremely impressed at how he ran his business. His team of employees worked quickly and every measurement was spot on. The owner of the business was onsite watching his team work the entire time. This is what I liked best about him. He made sure his team was working hard and doing things right. This gave me peace of mind.
(In this picture the owner is the man in the red shirt. He watched his team throughout the entire project.)
Now that we are living in the house, we are so happy with how the slab turned out, and so glad we were able to save $10,000.00.
We are documenting our building process on my Instagram page : Hunt farmhouse