You’re looking for some ballpark pricing for foundation repairs right here in the local Brazos Valley area. Many other websites don’t give general cost info at all, which is kind of annoying amiright? You know that the price for a repair like this depends on many factors, but couldn’t *someone* still provide some average estimates?
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we have been pricing foundation repair projects (and doing them) for 35+ years in Bryan, College Station, and surrounding communities like Navasota, Brenham, and Caldwell. We know our price ranges and aren’t afraid to share them, and let’s face it, we are pretty aware of what our competitors charge as well.
This article will present general pricing for foundation repair in this area of Central Texas. We will also break down the pricing more specifically by the two foundation repair methods available here locally.
How Cost Factors Affect Foundation Repair Pricing
Cost is always the biggest question and most difficult to answer in a general sense, due to every home being different and every contractor structuring their pricing differently. Some contributing factors to be aware of that determine foundation repair costs are the:
- Chosen foundation repair method,
- Amount of damaged area,
- Accessibility to home and repair points, and
- Services unique to the individual contractor.
Different methods have different prices. This should not be much of a surprise. How much of your home is experiencing foundation settlement or problems contributes greatly to cost too. More affected area = higher costs. Also, probably not a huge shocker.
You might not realize how difficult it is to get to your home or to bring supplies to your home can affect your costs also. This can influence prices if you are farther away from town.
Also, the particular points in your home that need repair, how easy is it going to be to get to them? Homes present different accessibility challenges that can determine how long it takes to get things done and therefore how much it’s going to cost.
Plus, every contractor does things differently so there are pricing differences all over the place.
I realize we are not going into a lot of detail here but just wanted you to be aware of the cost factors that influence the pricing for each individual project. For more specifics, check out: Determining Foundation Repair Costs: Top 5 Factors that Impact Pricing.
General Cost Range for Foundation Repair
So in taking all the factors above into account . . . here’s the moment you have been waiting for. On a very average foundation repair job of 15 to 20 supports being added under your home, an estimated price range between $9,000 and $20,000 would cover all the pricing factors of accessibility challenges, repair methods, and additional service costs.
If more supports are needed under a home, the costs go up for either method from this range.
This price range is general enough to cover both the basic cost for the two most readily available methods of foundation repair in the Brazos Valley: concrete pressed pilings or drilled bell-bottom piers. Keep in mind again that this is estimated pricing for our area of Texas and covers the two methods that you have easy access to here.
Cost Range for Pressed Piling Foundation Repair
The cost of pressed piles typically proves to be the least expensive method of foundation repair. This method uses premade concrete cylinders and presses them into the ground using hydraulics. You end up with a pile of cylinders stacked under your home at each support point.
Anyway, I know you just want to know how much this foundation repair method costs and don’t want to know how they do it so here ya go . . .
A minimal pressed pile foundation repair, working on a small section of the home, will be around $5,000. An average home that needs partial work around the exterior sides only could be around $11,000 or so. The extensive pressed pile foundation repair project that needs work on all sides and under the interior goes up to $32,000 or more.
Now you’re thinking that a range between $5,000 and $32,000 is not very specific, right? So let’s take a look at the most typical. As in, what do most people end up paying for foundation repairs with pressed pilings?
On average, the usual range of supports needed for a home is between 15 to 25 supports. We estimate that for pressed pilings, a more average range that most people tend to pay for this method of foundation repair is somewhere between $7,500 to $12,500.
Cost Range for Drilled Pier Foundation Repair
Costs for the drilled pier method of foundation repair, also called bell-bottom piers, do have a higher price point than pressed pilings. So here is the same array of minimal, average, and extensive pricing estimates using this method.
A minimal drilled bell-bottom pier project on a small part of the home might range from $7,000 to $9,000, while an average job that needs perimeter work around more of the home would be in the $13,000 to $19,000 range. Extensive work that needs both exterior and interior piers could be $50,000 or more.
Yes, somewhere between $7,000 and $50,000 is a huge range so let’s get more specific. Using the same scenario of an average project calling for between 15 and 25 piers, a more narrowed window of what most people pay for bell-bottom pier method foundation repair falls within the $12,000 to $20,000 range.
What is Most Important to YOU in Foundation Repair?
We understand that homeowners want to know what they are getting for their money and some people are looking for the best, while others are looking for something else. When it comes down to it, it’s more important to some that the work gets done quickly or for the lowest cost.
Others want the very best quality that they can afford knowing it’s not the absolute top-of-the-line but maybe somewhere in the middle, while some want the very best no matter the cost because they only want to do this foundation repair thing once and to the best of their financial ability.
Think about your needs, goals, and finances and what is really the most important to you. This will impact the foundation repair route you end up taking to tackle your foundation problems.
More Differences Between Foundation Repair Methods
Now that you have some general cost ideas, you might be wondering why the different price points between the two methods. Why is one more expensive than the other? What’s the difference between Anchor and larger corporate companies? Glad you asked . . .
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we have been serving Bryan, College Station, and surrounding towns like Madisonville and Somerville since 1985. We want to provide the best option for our neighbors and the community we live in.
Anchor uses drilled piers exclusively. We don’t stick with the drilled bell-bottom pier method of foundation repair because we like how much it costs. We continue to use this technique because we believe it to be a great fit for many homeowners to provide the most stability for their homes in the long term.
Lucky for you, we have an article that details the pros, cons, and key features of bell-bottom vs. pressed pile methods of foundation repair so you can see why there are cost differences and which method best meets the future goals you have for your home.