Foundation problems are quite common here in North Texas, and when you decide to address them you will want to know what the process will entail for you and your family. You may have questions such as will you have to pay out-of-pocket? How long will the repair process take? Can you stay in your home? These are important questions that should be asked and good information to know before you begin your foundation repair.
What is the cost?
The cost of foundation repair will vary on a case-by-case basis. Depending on a myriad of factors such as the size of your house, the condition of your foundation, etc. all play a role in the final cost. However, you can typically expect a cost somewhere in the $3000-$5000 range. Not only is the cost relatively low, but you may not be on the hook for any cost at all. Certain insurance plans will cover repairs to your foundation, so before you begin the process make sure to be in touch with your insurer to see if foundation repair is covered by your policy.
How long will it take?
While again there are some variables in the amount of time the repairs will take, it is a safe bet that it will fall in the 2-3 day range. There are a few different issues that could extend the process a bit such as the need to excavate deeper, but normally the whole repair process will only take a few days to complete.
Can you stay in your home?
It is the safest course of action to leave your home while foundation repairs are taking place. Depending on the severity of the damage to your foundation you may be able to have your repairs done in a day, meaning there will be little or no impact on you or your family. However, if the work is going to take more than a day you may want to stay with a relative or in a hotel for the duration of the repairs. If your insurance does cover your repairs they may cover your hotel costs as well, so make sure to get that sorted out before the repairs begin.