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Foundation Repair Cost Calculator: Get a Fast Estimate for Drilled Piers

You’re pretty sure you’ve got a foundation problem. You’re in the *kicking tires* phase of considering foundation repair for your home. Based on online reviews, you’re even pretty sure you want to use Anchor but you’re *just not ready* to pick up the phone for an appointment. 

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How much does Anchor charge for drilled pier foundation repairs anyway? Can you first get a rough idea before you bother anyone with actual contact?

At Anchor Foundation Repair, we offer fair and impartial assessments, empowering education, and a fully transparent repair process. After 35+ years in business, we want you to know as much about foundation repair as we do including how much things cost. 

With the least amount of work possible on your part, this article sets you up to enter the needed info into our free *no obligation* foundation repair cost calculator. We also help you understand why this will just be a ballpark estimate. Then we send you on your way as fast as possible to our Slab Estimator Tool™.

4 Easy Steps to Calculate Foundation Repair Costs with Anchor

We 100% understand the need to know what to expect regarding pricing. Is this repair going to be in your price range at all? It’s helpful to know some of this stuff before reaching out.

Well, you still have to do a little bit of work, but here are the basic steps you need to get a quick foundation repair cost estimate for Anchor’s drilled bell-bottom piers:

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  1. Identify exterior walls showing signs of foundation problems
  2. Measure the linear feet of all affected exterior walls
  3. Add up the linear feet of the affected exterior walls to get a total perimeter
  4. Let our Slab Estimator Tool™ do the rest!

Don’t worry, we’ll quickly walk you through each of these steps in a moment . . . but first, a few disclaimers and explanations . . . 

*Please note* The estimator tool gives you Anchor pricing. If you’re looking for a more general way to calculate foundation repair costs for any company using any repair method, then check out this tutorial instead.

BTW, You Will Still Need a Foundation Repair Contractor for a Quote

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Foundation issues are complex and require experience to assess problems properly. Homeowners often miss crucial details that only an expert can detect. The estimator tool’s accuracy is limited because it can’t account for all factors, and (sorry!) you just don’t have the complete knowledge required. 

Here are *just some* of the important capabilities an experienced estimator has. They can:

Your home is unique, and expert evaluation is essential for a proper repair plan. Even though the estimator is a great little tool, you will eventually need a contractor to complete a foundation inspection to get an accurate pricing quote. With that being said, you can still use the estimator to get an idea of potential costs, so let’s get started!

Prepare to Use the Foundation Repair Cost Calculator

Following these steps prepares you to enter the needed info into our Slab Estimator Tool™. The price range you get is calibrated for our services here at Anchor using our signature drilled bell-bottom piers to repair your slab foundation.

1. Identify Exterior Walls Showing Any Signs of Foundation Problems

To find exterior walls showing signs of foundation issues, first, draw a simple diagram of your home’s footprint aka an aerial view. Use online mapping tools, your property survey, or a rough sketch to have something on paper.

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Aerial view obtained online, survey map, or rough sketch . . .

Inspect your home for signs of foundation settlement:

  • Interior: Diagonal drywall cracks
  • Interior/Exterior: Doors that stick, don’t latch, or don’t open/close properly
  • Exterior: Stair-step brick cracks, horizontal trim separations, gaps around window or door frames

Mark your diagram where these signs appear on exterior walls. Any marked walls indicate foundation movement. You will measure these marked walls in the next step. You can also note signs on non-exterior walls, but prioritize exterior walls for simplicity. All exterior walls can be affected.

2. Measure the Linear Feet of All Affected Exterior Walls

To measure the linear feet of affected exterior walls, use online mapping tools or your property survey. Google’s measuring tool can estimate distances, and your survey should have accurate lengths marked on the diagram.

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Put her to work helping Daddy measure the linear feet of exterior walls . . .

If these aren’t available, use a measuring tape to measure the walls from the outside. Get help from another person to hold the tape and record the measurements.

3. Add Up Linear Feet of Affected Exterior Walls for a Total Perimeter

Add the linear feet of all affected exterior walls to get the total affected perimeter. Simply sum the lengths of each affected wall to get a total.

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4. Let Our Slab Estimator Tool Do the Rest

Now you have the magic perimeter number to plug into the estimator tool. You’ll have to input a few more facts about your home, like square footage and number of stories, in addition to the total linear feet that you came up with in Step 3. 

We put the link to the estimator in the next section so you can head there now . . . 

The Easiest Way to Estimate Your Slab Foundation Repair Costs

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Now that you’ve followed the easy prep steps, you’re ready to plug in those numbers. So, where do you find this Slab Estimator Tool™ to get you to a ballpark figure?

At Anchor Foundation Repair, we don’t fix things that don’t need fixin’, and we don’t try to sell you stuff you don’t need. We’re here to help guide you through the foundation repair process, but you’re the one in charge. That includes making sure you feel comfortable with pricing before moving forward.

Check out our *NO OBLIGATION* foundation repair cost calculator now. Play around with it and enter different numbers as many times as you want!