Construction Cost Estimates for Car Wash in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a car wash using US National Average costs from 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 800 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a car wash in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of car wash models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on RSMeans Online - our online cost estimating tool.

Car Wash Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 1
Story Height (L.F.): 12.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 800
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

Car Wash Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $251.88 $201,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $62.97 $50,400
Architectural Fees 7% $22.04 $17,600
Total Building Cost $336.88 $269,500
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $234.38 $187,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $58.59 $46,900
Architectural Fees 7% $20.51 $16,400
Total Building Cost $313.48 $250,800

Car Wash Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

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Car Wash Square Foot Cost Assuming Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

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Car Wash Square Foot Cost Assuming Concrete Block / Steel Frame

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Car Wash Square Foot Cost Assuming Galvanized Steel Siding / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Car Wash Square Foot Cost Assuming Metal Sandwich Panel / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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