Average Costs for Foundation Repair Evaluation
Determining the cost of foundation repair without an exhaustive structural assessment can be a daunting task for homeowners. The build of the home, severity of the damage, market, soil conditions, and the personal project goals of the homeowner are all important factors to consider.
- Foundation repair company estimates – $0 – $249
- Residential Structural Engineer report – $300 – $750
- Commercial Structural Engineer report – $750 – $1500
The most important thing to do first is investigate the severity of the damage, and to do so as soon as possible. We recommend scheduling a free Structural Assessment with a foundation repair company or hiring an independent Structural Engineer.
Small cracks can be patched cosmetically for as little as $300 using light repairs such as epoxy crack injections. If foundation problems are caught early enough, they can often be mitigated using preventative measures, such as installing a drainage system, adding gutters and downspouts, addressing grading issues by sloping the landscape away from the foundation and/or using a foundation watering program.
For more extensive damage, piers or pilings are usually installed underneath the home. Pilings are designed to penetrate deep into the soil underneath the foundation, providing the home with added support. Once installed, pilings stabilize the foundation, helping to eliminate cracks and restore uneven floors.
Foundation Piling & Piers (underpinnings) Cost Per Unit Installed
The prices to install pilings vary by market, installation method and foundation type. Below you will find general ballpark pricing per unit.
|Steel Pier||$950 – $1600|
|Helical Pier||$1400 – $2100|
|Drilled Pier||$700 – $950|
|Pressed Piling||$800 – $1350|
|Cable Lock ST+||$1100 – $1250|
Using this frame of reference, if your home requires 12 support piers you may be looking at $9,500 – $15,000 in repairs.
According to CostHelper, a popular financial resource, “Repairs for a typical house with moderate foundation damage start around $8,000-$12,000 but can go as high as $20,000-$30,000.” It’s also noted that most home insurance policies do not cover foundation damage. However, payment programs are available.
Finding Qualified Structural Technicians To Price Your Repair
When it comes to addressing foundation problems, you do not want to settle for a quick fix from unqualified technicians. Though some foundation repair consultants may quote you low prices, be wary of low rates that sound too good to be true. Make sure you’re working with a company that has an established history with your local BBB. Services from unproven companies can result in a less reliable analysis, which could mean that many of your issues will not be addressed, creating a need for even more costly repairs in the future – when that company may no longer be in business.
You need a solution that will deliver long-term results. Our team is thorough and efficient and will work quickly to make sure we address the problem in the best possible way – without leaving a mess. We inspect your foundation at every angle and offer an available warranty program to give you even greater peace of mind. Typical foundation repair services from Olshan range anywhere from $3,000 to $7,500 or even higher in some cases, like when dealing with extremely large properties.
Addressing Your Foundation Repair Cost Needs
The good news is foundation repair costs aren’t always high. Sometimes your needs may require more of a prevention strategy rather than a complete foundation repair. In these cases, your cost could be as low as $500 to $3,000. We’ve built our reputation on honesty which is why in many cases we often recommend a different type of repair (like tree removal) or maintenance program (foundation watering routine).
No matter what solution you determine is best for your needs, the first step is to schedule an assessment with one of our specialists. We will help you make sure that the problem is addressed before it creates more expenses, and headaches, down the road.
Calculating Foundation Repair Costs
Since project scope differs so greatly and each homeowners’ structural problems are unique, prices can fluctuate drastically depending on your needs. At Olshan we don’t just treat symptoms, we find the cause of your structural problems. We offer free, no-hassle assessments if you would like help determining the the source, seriousness and cost of your foundation problem. We also offer a convenient payment program in most markets.
By identifying the source of your foundation issues early on you can help mitigate costly repairs down the road. Olshan offers a cost-effective and thorough foundation repair option; our technicians will painstakingly inspect your foundation to determine the exact cause and the best solution.