The costs associated with getting your foundation repaired in Mesa can vary widely depending on a number of factors. Some jobs can cost as little as a few hundred dollars, and others can cost several thousand. The three main factors that largely determine the costs associated with foundation repair include the type of issue you have, the severity of the said issue, and the tools, time, and staff that are needed to ultimately make the repairs.
Type of Issue
Foundation repair issues like foundation crack repairs tend to cost much less than other issues such as foundation leak repairs. Other types of foundation issues can include, house settling or sinking, bowing walls, house leveling, foundation jacking, foundation stabilization, and more.
To repair a foundation crack that does not yet affect the rest of the foundation, it typically costs between $300 to $800 but may be more if waterproofing is necessary before our staff fixes the crack itself. Foundation leak repairs can cost anywhere between $2,000 to $7,000 on average, and house settling and sinking can be between $500 to $3,000 depending upon the repair methods used.
Costs can vary widely depending upon what the initial issue is, but how severe each issue presents is also important in determining costs.
Severity of Issue
Once the issue itself is diagnosed, the severity of the present issues is also taken into consideration. Larger cracks in the foundation will need more materials and potentially different and more expensive techniques to repair. Bowing walls are typically fixed by adding carbon fiber or steel reinforcement strips. Carbon fiber is cheaper and better suited for less severe bowing, but steel is usually a better choice for more severe bowing issues.
Some foundation repair jobs are simply much easier and cheaper to fix than others, especially if they occur in easy-to-reach areas or require fewer materials like beams, epoxy, or polyurethane foam to get the job done.
Letting a foundation issue go for any length of time can result in a worsening of the severity, and subsequently, a higher bill for you. As a result, it’s always a good idea to get your foundation examined as soon as you think there might be a problem. It may seem costly at the moment, but it can save you a lot of headaches and dollars down the line.
Tools, Time, and Staff Needed
Some jobs are easy enough that a crew of one or two can handle it in just a couple of hours. Other jobs may require entire teams and days of work, racking up the amount you will be charged for the job. It can be difficult to determine what types of tools, time, and staff will be needed when first looking at a foundation issue, as it’s common for more unforeseen issues to arise as the crew works. What may look like a little crack on the surface can be indicative of a much larger looming issue below that may need more extensive repairs.
Most foundation repairs will require a decent amount of tools and equipment, but foundation issues that have been left to worsen over time will likely need more advanced equipment and techniques that can also add up quickly.
For example, minor foundational problems can often be fixed for less than $1300 using a technique called house leveling or foundation jacking. This consists of a foundation professional sending grout underneath your home’s concrete foundation to float it upward and create a buffer that lifts it back to its original positioning. This is a fantastic option, as it only requires a few staff members and very little equipment.
On the other hand, if the job is more severe, it may require underpinning. Underpinning is performed with more staff members and requires more equipment than house leveling because it completely raises a house using hydraulic piers. This also requires many feet of digging into the ground, which of course also adds to labor cost, and it may set you back $3,000 or more.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to estimating what a foundation repair job will cost, but these three factors are the largest considerations that result in how much you will pay.