One of the factors that often delays people making foundation repairs is the cost. People are afraid the price will be too significant to do the job. However, one question you need to ask yourself is whether you could afford the cost of failing to repair your foundation.
When you are considering whether or not to proceed with a foundation repair project, the foundation repair cost is prevalent in the decision-making process. You know the importance of protecting your investment and keeping your family safe. However, jumping the gun on repairs by finding the cheapest possible repair company for your foundation repairs may not be the best way to go.
If you get a shoddy repair company that does not have the expertise or credentials to do the job you need, you will end up paying more than you bargained for in the long run. Doing your homework and focusing on due diligence will help you check out the company you are planning on dealing with and making sure they will deliver the job you need at the most reasonable price.
At 1800 Foundation Repair, we build our reputation on years honest costs by keeping our projects on time and budget. Some companies are somewhat slack on their budgeting and time, which results in fewer quality results at a higher price. We know that both your time and money are valuable to you, so we work to preserve both.
If we find a problem while we are working on a project, we will fix it immediately. We stand behind our work 100% to guarantee the best results.
When No Work is Needed
Sometimes we find, when investigating a work site, that no foundation repairs are needed. If we discover that this is the case, we will advise a client that everything is okay. However, before we write off a clean bill of health on order, we ensure that a thorough inspection is done to find out whether repairing a leak is needed.
Foundation Repair Cost Variables
Some factors can affect the cost of foundation repairs. The following factors are often the most influential regarding cost factors.
- Property size in square feet– One factor that does influence the cost of foundation repair is the size of the property. The larger the space, the more the cost will be.
- Evaluate the amount of moisture caused by soil seepage on the foundation– Another factor that affects the repair costs is the amount of moisture from the soil on the foundation. Ask us to inspect your property to see what your repairs will cost based on this factor.
- Level measurements– It is imperative that your foundation is level. If your home has become unlevel due to flooding or other factors, you will need to make sure you have your foundation repair team fix this. We can help.
- Inspect crawl space for black mold, fungi, or wood rot– We don’t mind crawling into those small spaces to inspect for these vicious enemies of your foundation.
- Inspect for ponding or any water drainage problem– Drainage problems can become worse if unattended. We will check out the problem and get back to you as soon as possible to assess the costs.
- Sagging foundation or floors– One of the most important issues when it comes to checking a foundation is in making sure the floors don’t sag. This is an indication of serious issues that must be repaired. If we find this situation during one of our inspections, we will let you know and assess what it will cost to fix it.
Our Method of Operation in Foundation Repairs
Once we are asked to inspect a property, we will do the following things:
- Inspect for the chimney for cracks or separations
- Inspect for leaks on the water and sewer lines
- Inspect doors and windows for cracks
- Observe bricks, floors, sheetrock, and walls for cracks
- Review of the foundation’s history
- Type of construction (pier and beam or slab foundation)
Once we have assessed the repairs that are needed, we will get you a comprehensive list of things that are required in order to repair your foundation, along with the cost of repairs. The main thing is not to let your repairs go too long before you start work on them.
By getting an estimate earlier, you may be able to get ahead of the problem before more damage is done. Contact us for a free estimate by calling 1-800-Foundation or visit our website and ask for a free estimate and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.