Foundation Replacement: So Much More Expensive than Foundation Repair
Foundation replacement is much more expensive than foundation repairs. When you first see the signs of foundation failure, your thought probably go straight to the cost. Pro Foundation Technology can save you money with foundation repairs instead of the costlier option, foundation replacement. The first step is knowing the signs of foundation failure. Some of these signs are:
- Bowing, leaning walls
- Ceiling cracks
- Floor cracks
- Sloping floors
When you see any of these signs, it is a good idea to call in a professional to inspect your home in Missouri and Kansas. Depending on the severity of the problems and the repair method, the cost can be anywhere between $2,000 and $14,000. This is much less than if you would replace the entire foundation. The size of your home along with the type of foundation you have (basement, crawl space or slab on grade) will also affect the price of foundation repair.
Foundation Repair Solutions that Can Save You Money
We have many solutions for foundation repair. Each of these solutions will depend on the severity of the problem. Some of our solutions are:
- Steel piers – These piers are an end-bearing pier that does not rely on nor require skin friction to product support. Each pier is individually load tested and the installer verifies that the pier has reached a firm bearing stratum or rock suitable to support the load. High-pressure hydraulic jacks are placed at multiple locations and connected to a hydraulic manifold, reducing the load on each of the piers.
- Helical anchors – Helical anchors are ideal for applications where there is a need to resist a tension or compressive force or both. They are used when challenging soil conditions are present. They are installed deep into the ground through the unstable soil until they reach a suitable soil and the weight of the structure is transferred onto them.
- Helical tiebacks – These helical tiebacks are used for bowing or leaning walls. Bowing walls are caused by hydrostatic pressure pushing against the foundation walls. Helical tiebacks are installed from the inside of the basement wall through a small hole then with exterior excavation, the wall is pulled back to its original level and will be structurally sound for years to come.
- New construction piers – To avert any type of foundation failure in the first place, let us install new construction piers before your foundation is poured.
All of the products we use for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products in the industry. Contact us today if you need service in Raytown, Columbia, Overland Park or the Kansas City area!