It’s pretty much impossible to answer conclusively “what does it cost to repair my foundation?” with one answer that fits EVERYONE.
In order to give an exact figure for foundation repair to your Houston home, an evaluation and inspection to assess the damage is required. Above all, this inspections must be performed by a trained professional.
In the Houston area, a trained professional evaluating your foundation is the only way you could know for sure what the costs of foundation repair would be. The cost of foundation repair varies wildly. Repairs could be as low as $1,300 or as high as $20,000. The only way to know for sure is to have an evaluation performed. The extent of damage greatly affects the cost. Cracked slab foundations can cost more than $4,000 but if shim installation is the only thing requited for repair, it cost as low as $1,500. Above all, repair cost can only be determined after evaluation.
The leveling of homes throughout the Houston area are also calculated on a numerous factors. Pier and beam foundations typically are more expensive to repair than newer foundation. Of course, that isn’t always true.
The expansive soils around the Houston area are leading causes of foundation problems. Because the ground continuously expands and contracts, it causes foundations to shift. Thus, foundation cracks occur.
Homes built on fill soils that we not properly compacted also have an effect on the wear and tear of your foundation. Therefore, that effects the cost of the repairs as well. Another cost factor is the amount of time it takes to install the concrete or steel foundation piers. The make up of the piers also effects the bottom line. Also, lack of maintenance to your Houston home can make the foundation problems more severe. Of course, this means more piers would need to be installed. Therefore, the cost would be higher.
The cost of foundation repair to your Houston home will be determined after an evaluation is performed. The cost of repair is determined by factoring in the cost of materials and the amount of labor needed. If the damage to the home is not severe, it may not be as expensive as you may think.
Contact us for a free foundation inspection and foundation repair cost estimate.