Cost of foundation repair

How Much Does Foundation Repair Cost?

Foundation repair costs will get any homeowner jittery. This is because unlike typical homeownership costs such as mortgage payments, you don’t really expect that your foundation will have problems. On the other hand, foundation problems cannot and should not be ignored, because rather than go away on their own, they’ll only become worse.

If you’re like most homeowners, you won’t expect foundation repair to be cheap. However, you also don’t want to pay more than you have to. Unfortunately, many people try to avoid these costs by completely ignoring the problem at hand. The following post explains why that is a bad idea:

The Ten Worst Things that can Happen if You Ignore Signs of Foundation Problems

Ignore an emerging foundation problem and here’s what you can expect…

  1. Continuously escalating repair costs.

If your refrigerator or vacuum cleaner is broken, you can have it fixed at any time without extra penalty. But the slow decay of a home’s foundation is a progressive process that will only get worse the longer it is left unaddressed. Read full post at Olshan Foundation…

Ignoring foundation problems will only lead to higher foundation repair costs later on. In addition, you may have a lot more damage to deal with then that will cost you even more. Ignoring the problem is really the worst option to take.

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Another option that you might consider is to perform the repairs yourself. This will eliminate the labor costs you would incur from hiring a company. The following post explores this option in greater detail:

Deciding Whether to DIY for a Foundation Repair

As far as major home repairs go, foundation repair tends to get most homeowners in a panic. You can practically see the dollar signs before your very eyes as you imagine your savings account running dry.

 

But foundation repair doesn’t have to be so drastic. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be scary. If you know what to look for, you can quickly spot foundation problems and address them yourself with tools you probably already have on hand.

 

And if the problem does require the help of experts, it’s best to call them as soon as possible in order to nip the problem in the bud. More complicated repairs will certainly cost you more money and have the potential to be more disruptive. Read full post at Working Home Guide…

While a DIY foundation repair may seem cheaper, keep in mind that you will still need to spend a significant amount of money on materials you probably don’t have at home. Additionally, it could take you a lot of productive hours to get it done, so a careful cost-benefit analysis would be necessary.

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So exactly how much does foundation repair cost? The most important thing to understand is that foundation problems can range from very mild to very extensive and even to irreparable. In the same way, the price range can be quite broad. According to Home Advisor, foundation repair costs can range from $450 for minor cracks to more than $10,000 for major repairs that involve the use of hydraulic piers. It really depends on the extent of the damage, as the following post elaborates:

Nevertheless, without a proper foundation inspection, it’s almost impossible to estimate the cost of foundation repair. The cost depends on the type of problem, severity and how long it takes to install the solution.

If you have a settlement problem that has resulted in brick cracks around your home, then a solution may involve installing multiple push piers – which could take more than one day to install.

Perhaps your foundation issue is isolated to one area of your home and only one pier is required to fix it. In this case, the cost will be less. However, any brick damage that also needs to be repaired could add to the final estimate. Read full post at JES Work…

It’s more advisable to spend your time identifying a reputable company in your area that performs excellent foundation repairs. Once you have identified the company, you should be able to get a foundation repair estimate.

G.L. Hunt has been providing excellent foundation repair services in Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio Texas for the last 30 years. As such, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to get the work done right the first time. We also offer free inspections for homeowners as well as excellent financing opportunities to all our customers so you can better manage your foundation repair cost. Check out our main page at http://ftw.texasfoundationpros.com/ for more info.

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