What Should Foundation Repair CostFun Facts: The most costly foundation repair in US history is likely to be the Millennium tower in San Francisco, with a cost of over $250,000,000.

The average residential foundation repair costs about $7,000. The average repair will cover from 12 to 14 pilings and should take 1 to 2 days to complete. In DFW, reputable contractors will give an estimate per piling costs that range from $400 for concrete pilings to $800 for multiple wall steel pilings with anchoring systems. Expect to pay more for pilings that go through concrete or are inside of a home. Breaking out and patching concrete (driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc.) will cost from $50 to $100 per piling. Interior piers will cost $100 to $200 more than exterior piers that are installed through dirt.

Most cities require a permit for foundation repair. Obtaining a permit generally requires the contractor have an engineer seal the plans. Closing a permit often requires the engineer to certify that the work was completed as designed. Independent engineers charge from $500 to $1,000 for this service. The costs can be higher for larger homes and for pier and beam homes.

Permits cost from $50 to $2,000. Generally, the price of a permit goes up as the cost of the job goes up. The average permit for the average job is around $100.

If foundation repair is being done in an area where there is plumbing, the bid should include a static (leak) test on the sewer lines. Such tests can be done from inside or outside of a home. Prices for static tests range from $250 to $500. Again the average cost of foundation repair varies with the size of a home and the complexity of the plumbing.

Most companies include a warranty as part of a repair. Read the warranty to see what it covers and what it does not. A warranty is an important part of determining the foundation repair cost.

If you think you are having foundation problems, call Advanced Foundation Repair today for a complimentary estimate.