This section is from the book "A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction Vol4: Plumbing And Gas-Fitting, Heating And Ventilation, Painting And Decorating, Estimating And Calculating Quantities", by The Colliery Engineer Co. Also available from Amazon: A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction.

The walls between base sill and water-table are faced with ashlar, which extends around main walls to porches, and all porch piers are built of ashlar.

Sq. Ft. | |

Facing for cellar walls, 78 lineal ft. X 2 ft. 3 in.... | 175.5 |

Porch piers, 29 1/4 lineal ft. X 2 ft. 3 in........ | 65.8 |

241.3 |

Cost.

The estimated cost of ashlar is based on the following analysis:

Cost of 1 Square Foot of Ashlar. | |

Cost of stone,bluestone facing............ | $0.30 |

Hauling stone, say 1/10 of cost of stone........ | .03 |

Mortar............ | .01 |

Labor, estimating 80 sq. ft. per day for 2 masons and 1 laborer: | |

2 masons, at $3 per day........ | .075 |

1 laborer, at $1.50 per day........ | .02 |

Cost per square foot.................... | $0.44 |

Summary.

From the foregoing quantities, the ashlar amounts to 241.3 square feet, which, at 44 cents per square foot, will make the total cost of ashlar. $106.17

Cost per Ft. | Total Cost. | |

Base, or ground sill, extendingunder porches (except under stone steps) and along exposed main walls, 172 ft., 5" x ll" and 6"x 8" dressed and chamfered sandstone.......... | ||

$0.60 | $103.20 | |

Water-table, extending around main walls, 178 ft. 6 in., 6" X 10" dressed and chamfered sandstone....... | ||

.60 | 107.10 | |

Lintel course, extending over brick walls, 125 lineal ft, 6"X 10" dressed sandstone............ | ||

.60 | 75.00 | |

12 dressed sandstone window sills, cut with lug and drip, 5"x 8", 55f lineal ft................. | ||

.60 | 33.45 |

Cost per Ft. | Total Cost. | |

Cut-stone jambs for main door, 10" X 10", 19 1/2 lineal ft............ | $1.75 | $34.13 |

1 door sill, 6" X 10", 5 3/4 lineal ft..... | 1.00 | 5.75 |

Coping on area walls, 3"x l6", 12 lineal ft................ | .60 | 7.20 |

Porch steps, 8" X 12", 57 lineal ft., dressed sandstone.............. | 1.25 | 71.25 |

9 bluestone steps, for outside cellar entrance, 4' X 12" X 2"........ | .25 | 9.00 |

Bluestone lintel for kitchen fireplace, 6' X 12" X 6"............ | 1.00 | 6.00 |

Cut stone for main chimney.......... | 15.00 | |

Labor, setting lintels, sills, etc.: 1 mason, 8 days, at $3.00 per day... | 24.00 | |

2 laborers, 8 days each, at $1.50 per day. | 24.00 | |

Total cost of cut stone............... | $515.08 |

CONCRETE FOOTINGS AND FLOOR. | |||

Quantities. | |||

Footings, as per "Excavation for Footings," 486.7 cu. ft. ÷ 27....... | 18.3 cu. yd. | ||

Concrete floor: | Sq. Ft. | ||

Area of cellar excavation....... | 1,740.2 | ||

Deduct area of footings......... | 584.3 | ||

1,155.9 | |||

Add for 6-inch strip over inner projection of wall footings, 165' x 6".......... | 82.5 | ||

Add for projection on both sides of interior walls, 79' X 6"... | 38.5 | ||

Add for projection over chimney-footing, 31' 6"....... | 15.5 | • | |

Total area of concrete floor, | 1,292.4 | = | 143.6 sq. yd. |

Cost.

The estimates for concrete footings and floor are based on the following analyses of costs:

Cost of 1 Cubic Yard of Concrete. | |

1 barrel of Rosendale cement........ | $1.25 |

3 barrels of sand, or 1/3 load, at $1.50 per load.... | .50 |

1 cu. yd. (about 6 barrels) of broken stone..... | 1.50 |

Mason, 1/4 day, at $2.50.......... | .62 |

Laborer, 1 day, at $1.50............. | 1.50 |

Total................... | $5.37 |

Cost of 1 Square Yard of Cellar Floor. | |

Concrete, 4 1/2 inches thick, at $5.37 per cubic yard.. | $0.67 |

Sand bed, 6 inches thick, approximately 1 barrel.. | .17 |

Spreading sand............. | .03 |

1/ 12 barrel of Portland cement for 1/2-inch finishing coat, at $2.60 per barrel............... | |

.21 | |

1/12 barrel of white sand, at $1.00 per barrel..... | .08 |

Mixing and speading surface layer............ | .08 |

Cost per square yard.............. | $1.24 |

Summary. | |

Footing concrete, as per foregoing figures, 18.3 cu. yd. at $5.37 per cu. yd......... | |

$98.27 | |

Concrete floor, 143.6 sq. yd. at $1.24 per sq. yd. . | 178.06 |

Total cost of concrete............ | $276.33 |

RECAPITULATION OF COST OF STONEWORK. | |

Rubble masonry...... | $416.83 |

Ashlar masonry....... | 106.17 |

Cut stone......... | 515.08 |

Concrete footings and floor....... | 276.33 |

Total cost of stonework............. | $1,314.41 |

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