The main factor in the cost of foundation repair is directly related to the number of piers required to make the repairs. Depending upon the condition of the foundation the job may only require a small number of piers. If the property has a complete failure and the entire perimeter beam has settled then a larger number of piers will be required to stabilize and level the structure. So depending upon the condition of the house determines the number of piers that will be required to make the repairs.
Engineering is also required in order to make repairs. This is done by a third party Engineer. He will inspect the job before the work begins to verify how many piers are required and the location of each pier. After the piers are installed the Engineer will return to the job to verify that the work has been completed and to document the new elevations of the foundation. Both of these inspection are required in order for Dalrock to obtain a permit. (If required by the city where the job is located).
After the repairs a third party plumber will inspect the fresh water and sewer lines for any leaks. If any leaks are found under the foundation the owner will have to make the repairs. This is important because a leak under the foundation will undermine the repairs and will void any warranties by the foundation repair company.
The average cost of having your foundation repaired is between $4,000.00 to $6,000.00 dollars. Some houses require more work than others and the repairs can be anywhere between $10,000.00 to $20,000.00 dollars.