Excavation Cost Changes


Starting with Goldenseal 3.2 we have made some minor improvements and changes to a few of the Assemblies in the Excavation estimating cost category.

  • We added a new Septic Systems subcategory, and moved in some assemblies that were formerly in Project Utilities and excavation.
  • Drain in Existing Basement now uses carpenter not painter time.
  • Septic Perk Tests use more realistic labor quantities.


If you have Goldenseal 3.1 or earlier, you can import these Assembly changes into your company file.

To add the changes, first download the update file. Follow these steps:

  1. Click this link-- Excavation Cost Update.
  2. Save the text file on your hard drive and remember where it is.

Next, import the data into your company file:

  1. Open your company file.
  2. Choose Import from the File menu, and choose **Other Update from the submenu.
  3. Locate the Excavation_Costs file that you just downloaded from the website.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Goldenseal will automatically change the assemblies.

**If you have an older version of Goldenseal, you may not see the Other Update command. In that case, use the Payroll Update command instead. It does exactly the same thing.