Is Foundation Repair Worth It? (How You Benefit)

We get it – foundation repair isn’t cheap.

You’re seeing the cracks on your ceiling, feeling your floor slope, and opening your windows is a more difficult task than it used to be. There are more common signs and symptoms of needing foundation repair. You’re doing your research to find out how much it costs to repair your home. When you read that the average cost from Dalinghaus Construction is around 30k, that number is intimidating.

You’re asking yourself:

Is foundation repair worth it?

Is it worth paying that much money to repair my home?

Can paying for this repair make things more stressful for me?

Dalinghaus Construction has inspected over 10,000 homes, repairing more than 2,000 homes across Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada. We understand the concerns many homeowners have about their foundation repair. We understand that while the cost may be high, your peace of mind is worth it in the end.

Is foundation repair worth it?

Yes. So much yes. Your foundation repair and peace of mind are worth it.

This isn’t a sale; this is for your well-being. It doesn’t matter what company you go with for your foundation repair. What matters is you have the knowledge on how foundation repair is worth it and why you should have your home worked on sooner than later.

When you start to see common signs and symptoms of foundation issues, you want to address them promptly. Patching up cracks without foundation repair won’t solve the problem. Your floors will still slope as though it’s trying to be a halfpipe for its Halloween costume. Doors and windows will still be hard to open.

All the problems you’re seeing now will be worse later.

The settling usually becomes worse (from what we’ve experienced)

I’m using the word “usually” because knowing if your foundation settling will get worse is technically an unknown. We can’t guarantee it will happen. We haven’t empirically tested this to find out.

However, Dalinghaus Construction has experience in the niche industry of foundation repair. While we can’t guarantee your home will experience more settling, we usually see foundation issues worsen, increasing the costs of various projects.

How do I know if I need foundation repair?

If you’re unsure, schedule a free Inspection.

Seriously, an evaluation won’t cost you a penny. The only cost will be 60-90 minutes of your time during your scheduled appointment.

Here is a video that goes more in-depth about our inspection process:

Figuring out the issue isn’t something you have to do on your own. Have someone come out when no money is coming out of your pocket.

Foundation repair doesn’t get cheaper

Our average foundation project is around $30k. Putting off foundation repair tends to make your symptoms worse, which drives up the cost. So the average you could pay can increase, sometimes significantly depending on how much worse the damage is. 

It’s like having a car that gets older but hasn’t been looked at. Maybe your vehicle needs an oil change, but you keep putting it off. Actively ignoring an issue that needs to be addressed tends to make things worse. Then your fluids need to be changed, your AC has blown out, and there are issues with your engine. All symptoms could have been avoided if you had your car looked at. Putting it off only increases the cost of your repair. 

Also, the cost of equipment and parts become more expensive as years go on. We had it a few years ago when the cost of steel increased. As a result, our proposals increased in price to compensate for the cost difference. 

The point being you should fix your foundation sooner than later. That way it won’t cost you an arm, a leg, your firstborn, and more money. Plus, this can significantly affect your livelihood and the one thing you’ve invested in: your home

We don’t want your situation to become worse.

Finances toward foundation repair are stressful enough. Many people don’t think of the added stresses on top of finance. 

If you’re worried about your immediate finances, you don’t have to pay for your foundation repair all at once. Dalinghaus Construction does offer 0% financing options to help make life a little bit easier for you. That way you’re still in control.

For more information, here’s a video that delves into our financing options:

It affects more than your finances. It affects your livelihood.

Are you looking to sell your house? If your home has foundation issues, that information needs to be legally disclosed. Disclosing this information makes it so banks aren’t willing to loan on a house with a damaged foundation. 

This limits you to Cash Buyers, who have the cash on hand to purchase your home without loans from a bank. 

And cash buyers are known to get a good deal on their end. They can buy your house for at least 30% less than its original value. 

To hit the point home, let’s pretend you have a home worth $1 million. When the cash buyer negotiates, they’ll negotiate you down to $700K. That’s a 300K difference. That’s a huge chunk of cash not in your pocket. 

When the average foundation repair is 30k, this is a case where the repair might be in your best interest. 

What repair should I go with?

The decision is ultimately up to you. If your foundation is settling and you require push/helical pier underpinning, you can choose to raise your home or stabilization it to prevent further sinking.

Stabilization is cheaper, but raising the home will make the area affected by settlement relatively level to the rest of your home.

For more information, please read – Can I Afford Foundation Repair?

We can offer recommendations for courses of action, but it’s your choice in the end. 

How do I decide which foundation repair company is best for me?

  • Look at reviews of foundation repair companies on Google (reviews), Angi’s list (now called Agni), and Yelp. You shouldn’t look on foundation repair company websites.
    • Companies that put reviews of themselves on their website are naturally biased. They’ll show you overwhelmingly positive reviews since they have full control of what reviews go up.
    • You’ll have a more informed opinion from third-party websites, which try to be as unbiased as possible. 
  • Check out our “best of” articles to find foundation repair companies in your area.
    • No, we don’t put Dalinghaus Construction on any of the lists. We’re not conceited enough to do that.
  • The main thing to do is get multiple bids. Receive opinions from multiple companies and narrow down who will work best for you.
  • Seriously, even though you’re reading this article on the Dalinghaus Construction website, we encourage you to find multiple bids. We might not be the company for you. Or we may be perfect for you. You won’t find out until you try. 

For more information on why you should look for multiple bids, check out our article Should You Get Multiple Foundation Repair Bids? (How You Benefit)

How to get started

Look, foundation repair for your home is worth it in the long run when all is said and doneAnd you can start with the cheapest part:

Book a FREE evaluation.

Seriously. It won’t cost you a pretty penny. All we ask for is 60-90 minutes of your time while our foundation inspectors get measurements.

You can call (877) 360-9227, or click the button below to book your free evaluation today!


Brian Dalinghaus

Brian is one of the Co-Founders of Dalinghaus Construction. He has been in the foundation repair industry since 2005. During his career, he has been associated with helping over 4,000 homes and structures throughout California and Arizona.

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