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Frequently Asked Questions
What are some signs that I may need foundation repairs?
Some signs that you may need repair include: -Cracks in the walls or ceilings, doors and windows that are difficult to open or close, a sinking feeling in the floor, misaligned doors and windows, walls that bow or lean.
How long do repairs take?
This question is difficult to answer because it can vary greatly depending on the size of the foundation, the severity of the damage, and the type of repair needed. However, most repairs can be completed in 1-2 days.
Is foundation repair permanent?
In most cases, yes. Foundation repair is a permanent solution to settlement and cracking problems as long as the home is well maintained. In areas with very active soil, readjustments may be needed over time.
How much does foundation repair cost?
Slab foundation repairs costs are very straight forward, costing typically between $350-$550 per pier depending on included services such as engineers' reports, crack remortaring, door adjustments, and quality of work etc. The average pier and beam foundation repair cost is similar however, costs can range greatly due to the vast extent of repairs and moving parts. Pier and beam homes can not be calculated accurately per pier.
Can I do foundation repairs myself?
It is possible to repair your foundation on your own, but it is not recommended. Foundation repair is a complex process and should be done by a professional. Especially pier and beam homes.
What kind of warranty comes with foundation repair?
There is no industry-wide standard for warranties. Some companies may offer a warranty while others may not. The most common lengths are lifetime, 10 year, and 5 year.
What are the potential risks of foundation repair?
One is that the repair may not be effective, and the foundation may continue to sink or shift. Another risk is that existing crushed pipes may break upon lifting the home. The most common affect of repairs are new cracks appearing.
What should I expect after foundation repairs?
After you repair your home's foundation you can expect movement and cracks as the house settles into it's a new position. This settling takes approximately 6 months. After this setling period is over, you may need a final foundation readjustment to level the home. At this point, your home should be completely stable and you can conduc any remodeling with confidence.