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Dover Foundation Repair Cost – Estimates

Like most things you care about it is hard to get reliable information on the internet.  And when faced with a foundation problem people in Dover Delaware have one question – “how much does foundation repair cost?”

Dover Foundation Repair

While I can’t answer that fully here- I can give some information that may prove helpful if you are suffering from foundation repair, cracks in your walls, damage to your house, leaks or water damage in your basement.

Dover Foundation Repair

Foundation work can range in price from as low as $200 (for very minor issues) to tens of thousands of dollars for major foundation repairs in Dover.  We have seen work at well over $40,000.  However, most residential work is far lower than that.

Here is a breakdown of possible costs:

  • $200-$2,500 for a structural engineer
  • $300-$4,500 for soil reports
  • $75-$450 for a building permit
  • $3,000-$6,000 for seismic work (not an issue for Aberdeen)
  • $1,000-$3,500 for hidden problems (surprise fee)
  • $1,200 per pier

While there is no ‘typical foundation repair’ we often see projects for an average sized home from between $8,000 – $15,000.  If the damage was caused by flooding from household plumbing it is possible that insurance will cover some or all of the necessary work.