Additional Items That May Increase The Cost Of Repairing Your Wall Cracks

Additional Items That May Increase the Cost Of Repairing Your Wall Cracks

Do you have wall cracks? Are you considering having these cracks repaired? You may have already received quotes from several contractors and are now setting your budget. You may even be considering approaching a financial institution for a loan to finance the repair. However, before you do that, you should consider additional costs that could increase the total cost of repairing those foundation cracks.

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  1. The structural engineer’s report

Wall cracks are the visible sign of an underlying problem with your foundation. Many times, cracks indicate damage that runs much deeper than the eye can see. It is therefore important to have a structural engineer inspect your home.

A structural engineer will inspect the foundation for signs of damage, distress, deterioration, and damage to determine how deep the problem goes. They will ensure that you can choose a solution that will address the cracks and the underlying cause of the cracking.

The cost of acquiring a structural engineering report varies. The national average for structural engineer reports is between $300 and $1,500.

  1. Soil reports

Another report required before having the wall cracks repaired is a soil report. Soil reports are vital for identifying the soil’s characteristics that surround your foundation. A geotechnical engineer will carry out tests on your ground to determine the type of soil on your property. The national average for this type of report is between $500 and $3000. These reports help contractors decide what kinds of soil problems can cause your foundation. They are therefore able to provide you with a comprehensive long-term solution.

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  1. Unforeseen obstacles

It is also wise to have some wiggle room in your budget to cover unforeseen obstacles. While your contractor may have provided a comprehensive quotation for their services, anything can happen when the work begins. They may uncover even more problems with your foundation that need to be addressed. This will attract additional costs. It is always a good idea to add $500 to $2500 to the project’s overall cost to cater to any unforeseen expenses.

If you’re a homeowner preparing to repair wall cracks, consider the additional costs outlined above. While they may not be a factor in your project, it is a good idea to be prepared and budget accordingly.

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