How to Determine Foundation Repair Cost?

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How to Determine Foundation Repair Cost?

The easiest way to determine a potential foundation repair cost is to call a professional at Bluebird CFW for help. It’s not an answer everyone wants to hear right off the bat, but when it comes to something as complicated as foundation repair work, it is the most honest and direct.

If you’re someone who may need foundation repair, you need to know ahead of time that, like any major home or property repair, there will be a cost. However, it’s not as simple as basing cost on square footage or the age of the property needing work.

There are several factors that go into determining a cost estimate for foundation repair. Some of the factors include:

  • Size and accessibility of the home or property
  • Type of foundation
  • Foundation problem (location and severity)
  • Foundation stability (soil type, foundation type)
  • Required labor, permits, excavation, and material

Another thing to highlight is that it is an estimate. Once the work starts, we might discover the repairs needed aren’t as extensive as first thought, or we might get to work and discover there are other issues that weren’t recognizable until excavation started. Situations like these, like in all home and building repairs, are a fact of repair work life. No cost is final until the work is done.

That being said, repairing your foundation is much more affordable than most people realize and also saves you thousands in major repairs down the road. With Bluebird CFW, you can trust the repairs will be done professionally and properly.

Free Inspection

Not every foundation is the same and not every foundation will have the same issues. On average, though, the most common foundation repairs will fall between $2000 to $10,000. That seems like a big range, but whether your repairs will be towards the low end or the high end will absolutely be driven by the size of the area needing repair and the severity of the damage. This is why we highly recommend taking advantage of our free inspection. Only with a professional looking at your issue, will you have a true idea if your property needs minor work or something major.

Major foundation repairs typically range from $15,000 to $30,000, in some cases they may be more. So, taking advantage of a free inspection can identify existing and potential problems now, saving you money in the long run.

Types of Repairs

Common foundation issues that we repair on a regular basis include:

  • Crack Repairs
  • Drainage Issues
  • Leaks, Sealing, and Waterproofing
  • Sinking Foundations
  • Structure Support

Cracks can sometimes be fixed with wall patches when there is water intrusion. Drainage issues can be addressed with something as simple as extending downspouts further away from the property, re-grading the land, or doing something more complex like installing an interior waterproofing system around the perimeter of the basement or crawlspace.

Bigger issues like a sinking foundation or bowing structures may require larger-scale work that includes installing wall braces, carbon fiber straps, installing helical piers and underpinning to stabilize the property due to its weight.

Other Costs

There are other costs that are difficult to predict or even anticipate until a better idea of the scope of the repair work and severity of the damage is determined. This includes such things as:

  • Time to repair
  • Material costs
  • Permits and inspections
  • Soil reports, if necessary
  • Engineering reports, if necessary

Unfortunately, there can be unforeseen costs that won’t be known until the work begins. It should never be surprising that there’s the potential for surprises. Your free inspection will try to eliminate surprises as much as possible because we don’t like surprises either, but nothing is 100% predictable.

Is Repairing Your Foundation Expensive?

Fixing cracks can cost hundreds of dollars. Major foundation work that can prevent catastrophic damage can end up being tens of thousands of dollars. Again, it all depends on the repair work needed and the scope and severity of the existing damage.

Foundation repair cost, though, is not a cost that can be determined over the phone, via e-mail, or by simply eyeballing it. Take advantage of our free inspection and get the honest estimate you deserve. Let us give you the best price we can so you can determine the most appropriate decision for your home.

Let Bluebird CFW Help

As with most home repairs, there is an investment involved when repairing your foundation. At the same time, there is no easy way to determine the cost of repairing a foundation without the assistance of professionals like the ones at Bluebird CFW. Contact us today for a free inspection and estimate for your foundation repair project.

Lastly, don’t let the concerns of potential cost prevent you from contacting us today. If your financial situation doesn’t allow for repairs, there are financing options available. Let us help you get the repairs your property needs.

Call us with any questions you have! We look forward to helping you!

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