How Much Will it Cost to Fix My Foundation Problem?
How much will it cost to fix my foundation problems is a very common question. There is a very wide range when it comes to the cost of foundation repair While the average cost of foundation repair is around $4000, we commonly quote foundation repairs ranging from $2000 to $15000. There are many factors, which we’ll list below, but the type of foundation repair and the extent of the foundation repair are probably the largest cost factors.
Even if you already have an engineer’s report, or another estimate, we first need to see the property and make our own assessment of the foundation problem so that we can give you a cost or quote that is accurate and reasonable for your foundation repair. While we occasionally encounter unforeseen problems, we pride ourselves in making sure that there are ‘no surprises’ with your foundation repair project. We strive to be thorough from the very beginning. Every home and commercial building is different, so we never try to apply a ‘one size fits all’ pricing structure.
- Assess the extent of the foundation problem
- Look for the root cause of the foundation problem – it may be a watering or drainage issue
- Prepare a repair plan that meets the needs of the structure, and your objectives
- Recommend the best possible foundation repair method for your situation
If underpinning or other complex solutions are required, we will draw upon standards for pier location as established by the Foundation Performance Association. The FPA, consisting principally of professional engineers, is dedicated to advancing the art of foundation repair in a logical, engineering- driven manner. The two most common methods of underpinning are to use steel piers and concrete piers.
Concrete piers cost a little less than steel piers, but we have found the many installers of concrete piers perform hasty work, which leads to early pier failure.
In the Dallas Fort Worth area, foundations typically either heave or settle. Underpinning or adding steel piers or concrete piers is a good solution for foundation settlement, but may not be proper for a heaved foundation. A foundation will heave or uplift when our expansive clay soils get too wet. Solutions for solving heaving problems center around drainage – including slope correction, and the addition of a French drain or surface drain.
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