Foundation repairs are huge task that needs to be conducted with perfection to make your house a stable and safe place to live. As insurance does not cover foundation damages, you need to find the best professionals for repairing the pier & beam foundation at affordable cost.
Things to keep in mind
No short-term solution
To avoid wasting funds on repair, you need to identify core issues correctly. Rather than looking for short term solution better find the root cause. For example,
- Is original pier spacing very large?
- Has the remodeling increase beam loads?
- Has the pier or shims failed?
Understand these clearly prior taking any step. Temporary fixtures can fail eventually, which causes additional destruction like more sagging and cracking. Thus, the repair cost of pier and beam foundation damages increases.
On time repairs are equally significant
Cost is crucial but getting repair done on time is essential/ Ignoring foundation deterioration signs like misaligned doors, cracks in ceilings and walls is not good. Repair delays can place everyone staying under the roof in danger. It will even escalate the repair cost when you finally approve. Possibly some elements might turn irreparable, if neglected for long. Foundation issues cannot be resolved on their own and delaying is not beneficial. You will end up making issues worse and repair costs higher.
Identify underlying cause
Get home inspection scheduled and get an efficient treatment method for the underlying problem. Different repair options will help to find the most efficient and affordable solution. As soon as the engineers provide the foundation inspection report get estimates from a couple of local foundation repair companies.
Foundation repair cost will depend on six main factors
- Pier type
- Pier count
- Extent of damage
- Installation and labor cost
- Repair method to be used
- Clients budget
Different methods like mud jacking, pressed concrete pilling, drainage correction, soil injection, root barrier, etc. cost differently. Average cost depends on stability and depth needed for standard piers placed 6 to 8 feet apart. It can be around $1000 – $3000 each, whereas underpinning single corner is $3500 – $5000. In case, repairs need landscaping removal then heavy equipment needs to be employed, which escalates cost and deadline to complete repairs.
The crucial part is to locate right experts who are competent to detect the root cause. Wrong ground work means quick escalation of costs. Budget repairs does not resolve genuine issue but end up with added problems. Therefore, ensure to hire reliable people who are aware of their doings.