how much cost for foundation crack?

Asked by Klk, Flower Mound, TX Wed Jul 9, 2008

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Gary Birtles, , Scottsdale, AZ
Wed May 20, 2015
It really depends on the size of the crack and the extent of the damage. It also depends on where the crack is located. I suggest having some foundation repair companies come and assess the damage. Get a couple of estimates, then go from there. Hopefully it isn't anything too expensive. Good luck.
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Bryan Thomas, Home Buyer, Washington, PA
Thu Aug 29, 2013
Here in Ottawa Ontario Canada.
There are factors that contribute to a cost of repair of ANY crack.
First of all, one needs to understand that if any repair is done for a crack, it MUST BE REPAIRED FROM THE OUTSIDE FIRST. On the outside wall where the crack is located, it must be dug right to the footing. Once you expose the weeping tile that rests along side of the footing, you need to run a water test to make sure that the water running through the weeping tile is flowing away from the building and not clogged.
If the water flows and does not run back then there is no blockage and the repair can continue. If the weeping tile is blocked somewhere, it will cause the water to flow back. Thats when the job gets more expensive because now you have to have the entire wall completely exposed to locate the problem area.
Costs here in Canada for a typical crack repair starts at $250.00 per linier square foot. Each crack repair needs to be dug at 3 foot wide and 3 foot out from the building, making it 6 linier foot. That makes the minimum cost to $1500.00 canadian. Other factors that can make the price go up are when the digging must be all done by hand to prevent any gas, cable, hydro and phone lines underground to be cut when using an mini excavator.
If the area that needs repair is in a spot where a small excavator cannot get to, costs can go up.
If the customer is willing to pay for and assume all liabilities for lifting the machine over the building to the rear, then whatever the cost is to do just that will be added. If there are trees, shrubs, fencing etc in the way, then they must be removed which would add another extra cost.
The reason for that is very simple for 2 reasons.
1. If repaired by injection from the inside, there is still a possibility of water still within the wall, and at the first winter that comes along, the cold will cause the water to freeze which will cause expantion that leads to a bigger crack.
2. If the ground shifts for any reason, there is no injection that I have ever known about that will not seperate apon shifting, leaving the original crack exposed to more penatration of more water.
If the outside has been repaired and water proofed, and you want to do an injection on the inside, then that will be fine, but only after the outside has been done.
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You said that in Canada, a typical foundation crack repair, starts at $250.00 per linear square foot. If my estimation is correct, then an average cracked driveway would cost about $1200 to $2000.00 to repair! Isn't this a lot of money? I'm just saying, I currently have at least five cracks on my driveway. I'm now afraid to see what this is going to cost me to get it fixed.
Flag Tue Nov 18, 2014
I also have some cracks in my foundation and didn't know what to do with them. They look terrible, but wasn't sure if I could fix them or not. Thanks for the help and advice. Now I just need to find a good company around my area!

Lynn Chase |
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Marketing.ho…, Home Buyer, New York, NY
Fri Jul 14, 2017
I think it is better if you directly contact to any foundation contractor nearby. There are lots of contractors available that offer free quotes and provide you an estimate. My experience was really good with this contractor, you may contact him -…
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Rickjonie, Home Buyer, Flower Mound, TX
Fri Jun 17, 2016
There's always great information here:…

Explore the site for more resources and cost estimates. For all things waterproofing, StayDry has the information you need, whether or not you live in their service area.
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Cheesy.prese…, Home Buyer, New York, NY
Sat Mar 19, 2016
it depends on the size of crack,,,
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Alex-larson, Home Buyer, Flower Mound, TX
Sat Mar 19, 2016
Hello there. I would be rather chepaer to fix all by your own. Also check this of you are looking for time-tested products for basement waterproofing Yo u should availe yourself of this service. Good luck
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Caleb Hart, Renter, Orem, UT
Tue May 19, 2015
I think your best bet would be to talk to a contractor. Many contractors offer free quotes and are willing to give you an estimate. I would get a few quotes if I were you. That would let you compare prices and make a decision that fits your budget.
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Mon Mar 9, 2015
I would suggest that you hire a professional foundation company to analyze it.

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Home Stager
United Real Estate
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Christen OBr…, Agent, Flower Mound, TX
Wed Mar 4, 2015
It is best to seek the advice of a foundation company and / or structural engineer. We are happy to provide you with some local, reputable company names.
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Kelsey Compa…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Mon Mar 2, 2015
There would need to be more information available in order to give a price. It sounds like you might want to look into water proofing your home for sure. You can ask around for references and even get a quote.
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Celine Sande…, Home Buyer, Walla Walla, WA
Mon Mar 2, 2015
It really depends on how much square footage there is. It can vary from a couple hundred to around five hundred. I must note that it really depends on how much they do. You should call a couple local places to compare prices from the square footage you have. That would be the best bet for a reliable quote.
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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer, Blakeslee, PA
Thu Dec 11, 2014
I think that it probably depends on the service that you get and also how bad the crack is. I know that each service has their own pricing, and so it could be based on the severity, but they also could just charge a flat rate. Either way, I would make sure that you find a good service and not just go for the cheapest option. You want to make sure that the foundation gets fixed properly so that you don't have troubles with it later on!…
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I agree with Julie, it really depends on the service that you go with. Cracks in your foundation can be quite difficult to repair. I would suggest calling a concrete company. There's a chance that they could help you to repair it.
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Jason Todd, Agent, Frisco, TX
Tue Oct 15, 2013
Only a foundation repair company can answer that question. If you need a great one give me a shout.

Jason Todd
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The United H…, Agent, Mansfield, TX
Mon Dec 3, 2012

Depending on the size and the amount of repair needed will be the judge. If you need an excellent foundation expert contact me directly I've been using the same company for over 3 years and have had many clients come out ahead. Low estimates, retired SF US ARMY. Craig Sneed is my go to guy.

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Phil Kasik, Other Pro, Chicago, IL
Mon Feb 27, 2012
Foundation wall cracks can be repaired either by digging on the exterior side of the foundation wall (expensive) and exposing the crack then repairing it using a synthetic waterproof membrane or from inside of the basement or crawl space wall by means of low pressure epoxy injection ( less expensive). Both procedures provide adequate results, however if possible, repairing the foundation crack from the inside remains the more cost effective solution as there is no digging to be done. Repairing the foundation crack from the inside only takes a few hours to complete and most foundation repairs in Chicago where I am from are usually completed in the range from $500 to $800 depending on the width of the crack and it's location. Usually cracks located in the corner are a little higher In price. Once the repair is completed its highly unlikely that if the procedure was done correctly by a trained professional that water seepage will ever return through that repaired foundation crack. Think of the process as a chemical weld. The epoxy low pressure injection also fills the entire width of the foundation, inside wall to outside wall top to bottom retiring your foundation wall back to its monolithic state.
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Thank you for the epoxy suggestion. Last winter, the concrete floor of my garage cracked when the water in it froze. I don't want to tear out the old concrete, but I think putting down epoxy would make it as good as new.
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Charles Nuber, Agent, Flower Mound, TX
Wed Dec 9, 2009
As we can see there are several answers on "How Much" depending on the crack, it could be a surface crack that occured while the concrete was setting or It could be a huge expense. Find a foundation company that is established and has a good reputation - check refereences and the BBB for a track record. Good Luck!
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Sinai Constr…, Other Pro, Los Angeles, CA
Thu Dec 3, 2009
A typical vertical foundation crack in a raised foundation costs $250.00 which includes pressure filling crack with epoxy and Installing a heavy gauge "Simpson HST-6" plate. You can see photos of such repair at the link below.
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Thu Jul 10, 2008
Foundation repair has a wide range of costs depending on what needs to be done and how extensive the damage is. There are several foundation repair vendors on my website under the vendor link. Typically they'll give you a free estimate to repair. I'd call 2-3-4 to get estimates. Make sure you get an engineers report when the work is complete and save it along with the transferable warranty for the work.
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Monna Lou He…, Agent, Bethlehem, PA
Thu Jul 10, 2008
Cement cracks - You will never find cement that won't crack. If its not structural and if its only a hairline crack I would not worry about. If the basement was finished, would you even know if there were cracks underneath the carpeting? There is a franchise out there called "The Crack Team" suggest you call them for an estimate
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Laura Caamano, Agent, Downers Grove, IL
Thu Jul 10, 2008
Another type of company you may want to contact is a waterproofing or foundation company. They usually fill the crack with an epoxy/urethane injection. It's usually not too expensive, but the price depends on the size of the crack and how many there are.
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Vicky Chrisn…, , 20176
Thu Jul 10, 2008
depends on how big. a small crack could only require caulking. a tube of silicone caulk is less than $10.
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not suggested
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Cameron Piper, Agent, Forest Lake, MN
Wed Jul 9, 2008

Only a contractor will be able to acurately estimate the cost to repair a crack. I recommend that you grab the yellow pages and make a couple of phone calls to masonry contractors, explain your situation and ask for a quick quote. They may want to see the property, this is very normal. I hope that helps.

Cameron Piper
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