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Old 05-07-2008, 07:56 AM
 
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Default what is the cost to level house?

Does anybody know how much it usually costs to have a house leveled off?
Its a one story house that is about 1000 square feet.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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I was looking at a 1 story, 2600 sf house in texas for sale. The sellers disclosed the foundation issues and provided a company estimate of 13K

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Does anybody know how much it usually costs to have a house leveled off?
Its a one story house that is about 1000 square feet.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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The price will be contingent on the soil conditions.
If it's relatively good- requiring no piers- just jacking and leveling, could be just a grand.
But if the soil is bad- who knows. Price will be determined by the number of piers to be installed.
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Mountain Ranch, CA The heart of Calaveras County
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At first I thought your question was how much to demolish the house

That would get it fairly level. If you're talking about actually making the house level, it would be impossible to tell you from a distance. Get several contractors to come out and make bids. That's the only way you will know.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I was thinking the same thing and was going to suggest just renting a bull dozer
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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I live in Texas and this is a big problem here. I'm having half my house level with piers and after getting 3 bids I am going for the lowest. My quotes ran from 4-8K, it is pretty expensive. The house needs piers on the outside, some told me that they would have to make some holes inside of the house in order to put piers. So do your homework, get different bids and talk to the contractor to make sure you understand what needs to be done. Good luck!
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Just curious...since this problem is seemingly unknown in this part of the country - or at least unknown to me...how do houses get unlevel? Is it a construction defect or does the earth subside? If this is a common problem, aren't there pretty stringent requirements for substantial footings? Or isn't there any way to know if there's a potential problem when you build?
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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Just curious...since this problem is seemingly unknown in this part of the country - or at least unknown to me...how do houses get unlevel? Is it a construction defect or does the earth subside? If this is a common problem, aren't there pretty stringent requirements for substantial footings? Or isn't there any way to know if there's a potential problem when you build?
I lived in Tulsa for a couple of years and this was a common problem there. Over time the earth would settle even with deep footings. In Tulsa they called it "piering". Sometimes you would just have to do one part of the house, other times the whole house. I had never heard of it beofre either till I lived in Tulsa, but there, everyone knew about it. Was one of the first things you would ask when looking at homes. " has it been piered YET"
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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Our family has a home on a conventional foundation in Illinois on the Ohio River, after the flood a couple years ago the house is no longer level. I am trying to decide the best way to lift the house or make it level again. I have heard of "blocking" it using concrete blocks and I have also heard to use hydraulic house jacks. I do not know how comfortable I am with Jacks holding up the house, it does not seem as though they would be very stable. I would also want to know the cost of both options or if anyone has a better option please feel free to share.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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Obviously, the cost is going to vary depending on the particular house, problem and work required.

This must be a really common problem and interest -- (with over 21K people checking-out the thread, but only 9 offering advice) -- Of course, it does sound like you are 'knocking a house down'; -- maybe folks are looking to 'haul away a house?'
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