The cost of home foundation repairs has more to do with the long-term costs verses the short-term cost. “What will it cost me if I do not do the foundation repair work?” is the better question when deciding if you are going to hire a foundation repair contractor. “Will not doing the repairs cost me more lately?” Taking care of your homes foundation maintains your home’s value. If your foundation is about to collapse the rest of your home is soon to follow. Putting off home foundation repairs will always cost you more in the long run. Need more details? visit http://crosstownengineering.com/
If you own a home with a concrete slab foundation that sits on heavy clay soils that expand and shrink with the weather, sooner or later you are going to wonder if the foundation might be damaged. When you have your doors and or windows which stick, diagonal cracks within the walls and/or outside the bricks or uneven floors, then for sure you will be facing certain repair job.
So, how much is it going to be and what is the cost of foundation repair? The straight answer: It depends.
The cost can also vary by types of piers needed. Bell-bottom, steel and more concrete pilings can be one most common kind. Helical kind of steel piers are then sometimes needed for hillsides. There are just too many variables to be able to just throw out a general figure for how much the job might cost. read her latest blog post for more details.
The costs vary because each situation is different. It depends on the number of piers needed in order to underpin its foundation. You may be needed piers all over the house area or somehow just in your house’s front. One of the worst cases is when you have a foundation that slumps in the middle. The repair company has two choices. Either tear up floors or go in underneath with tunnels.
Here is what I do know. I live in North Central Texas and two of my neighbors have had foundation repair. Their foundation repair costs were both about $7,000. I was nosy enough to ask.
In Louisiana, Jericho Foundation Repair puts it this way: “We have been able to establish a consistent cost for an average foundation repair. For slab foundation, the average cost is approximately $3,000. We have completed repairs for as little as $250 and as much as $30,000 on a single home. The price varies with each home”.
Granit Foundation Repair lists the average cost for the Dallas-Fort Worth area at $5000 to $7000. Down around the Austin-San Antonio area in Central Texas, Centex Foundation Repair puts the average cost at $5646.
You can see that there are a lot of variables at play when determining what the foundation repair cost is going to be. Remember, I’m just a homeowner/writer and not in the foundation repair business in any way. But many experts give this advice: Get your foundation inspection done by an independent professional structural engineer with foundation experience who has no financial ties to any repair company. Then get at least three bids from repair companies if the engineer thinks repairs are needed. From there, make your choice.