To be honest, it depends. Many of us think about the hassles of foundation repairs. From the cost, to the time, and the potential mess, etc..it would be great if repairs could be avoided, right? Unfortunately, foundation problems do not fix themselves. Therefore, avoiding even minor foundation issues can lead to more severe problems down the road. And inevitably, costs will increase if there are larger, underlying problems. So basically, the first step is early detection. For instance, when you notice foundation damage such as wall cracks, sticking doors, or bowing walls, you should contact a foundation repair contractor right away.
As a foundation repair contractor, Midwest Structural Solutions will take many factors into consideration when assessing your home or business's foundation. After the initial inspection, we will decide on a mode of repair and determine how long it will take to fix the foundation. With this information in hand, members of our team will then consider outside factors that may influence the repair such as the weather, soil types, driveways, landscaping, as well as the slope of land surrounding the home’s foundation.
On average, repairing a failing foundation for a residence is between $5,000 and $9,000 assuming there will not be any additional problems to fix. Although the average is around $8,000, simple jobs can be as low as just over $2,000, while complex jobs might push closer to $20,000. Essentially, there are varying factors when it comes to foundation repair costs, and the average cost constantly changes. This is why it is vital to contact a professional foundation expert to ensure that all factors are considered. Furthermore, check to see if financing is available as well.
According to HomeAdvisor, most homeowners paid around $4,405 to repair foundation issues in 2020. However, every project differs. For instance, minor cracks can cost as little as a few hundred dollars, while more involved projects might cost well over $10,000.
In addition to the principal problem, other variables can add to the cost of foundation repairs:
Remember, repairing your home is one of the areas where you get what you pay for. Whether it will add value to your home, whether your home becomes safe to live in, or whether a future homebuyer will be more apt to purchase a home with fixed repairs, the benefits are endless. Investing in your home is an asset as it is literally the foundation you live on. Although financing can be struggle, our partnership with Hearth financing can make the decision hassle-free.
At Midwest Structural Solutions, we like to say "that a home is only as good as its foundation". We are deep-rooted in foundation repairs and are considered a trusted construction partner in the tri-state area where Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky meet.