Two people who have a cracked foundation can pay very different amounts for foundation contractors to repair their cracked foundation. As such, you may find yourself wondering why this is. The reason for this is that there are many factors that can affect the price of foundation crack repair. Here are a few of the factors that can play a role in how much you may pay to have a cracked foundation wall repaired. 

How Extensive the Damage Is 

One of the factors that affect how much you will pay a foundation contractor to repair a cracked foundation wall is how extensive the damage is. Foundation wall cracks can vary in size and depth. Cracks that are large and/or deep may have allowed water to penetrate the foundation wall. This can cause water problems or may have caused the foundation wall to bow. You can expect to pay much more if a crack has caused issues pertaining to the structural integrity of the wall or water damage. 

Where the Crack In the Foundation is Located

Another factor that can affect the price for a foundation repair is where on the foundation wall the crack is located. A contractor will typically have to excavate dirt around the wall of the foundation to expose the crack. The lower the crack is on the wall, the deeper a foundation contractor will have to dig, which increases the repair price. 

What Materials Are Being Used to Fill or Repair the Crack

One of the most common misconceptions about foundation crack repair is that only one material is used. There are many different materials that may be used to fill in a foundation crack, including concrete filler, polyurethane, or epoxy materials. Each material has a different price point, so the material you select has a direct impact on how much a foundation contractor will charge you for the repair. 

What Other Services Are Being Done at the Same Time

Lastly, any other services that are being done at the same time as the repair can drive up the costs of a foundation wall crack repair. It is very common to decide to waterproof a foundation wall during the repair process, as the wall may already be exposed. Some people also insulate their foundation walls after cracks are filled, helping to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. 

A crack in a foundation wall should be repaired as quickly as possible. Cracks will likely increase in size and allow more moisture in the longer they are left untreated. If you suspect you have a crack in your foundation wall, a foundation contractor should be called in to determine whether a crack is present and the best way to fill in that crack to prevent water damage. Reach out to your preferred foundation contractor today to schedule an appointment.