You think you’ve got some foundation problems. Ack!
You want someone to look at your home and get a repair estimate. Right.
How about 3 easy steps to get your foundation repair quote? Sounds good.
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we have been inspecting and repairing foundations in Bryan, College Station, and the surrounding Brazos Valley communities like Navasota and Madisonville since 1985. We’ve got a straightforward process for getting your foundation repair quote and can surely tell you how it will work.
This article explains the steps needed to get a formal foundation repair quote (also called a foundation inspection) from Anchor Foundation Repair. By the end of this article, you’ll know what to expect and just what to do to obtain a written plan and cost for foundation repairs at your home.
Steps to Getting a Repair Quote from Anchor
Before we talk details, let’s just review what the three steps are to getting your foundation repair quote from Anchor. This process is the same whether you have a slab foundation home or a pier and beam/crawl space foundation home (we repair both!).
People like to know what to expect, so here is the 3-step process to get your quote:
- Reach Out to Anchor to Get Your Quote
- Have an Initial Consultation and Free Estimate
- Receive an In-Home Assessment to Inspect Your Home
Now let’s *dig in* to a few more details!
Step 1: Reach Out to Anchor to Get Your Quote
This step sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it? You can just pick up the phone during our weekday business hours of 8 am to 4 pm. Call us at 979.690.2020 and then wait for a call back from our estimation team.
But wait, you’re at work and don’t want your boss to hear you talking on the phone about your foundation because you’re supposed to be *working* and whatnot.
Or it’s the weekend or like 3 am and you’re *pretty sure* no one will pick up the phone if you call us (you would be right BTW).
Or your baby is napping and even the slightest sound might wake your *angelic child* who refuses to sleep.
Or let’s face it, you just don’t like talking on the phone . . .
You can also complete our online contact form 24 hours a day at your convenience. There are some easy questions to answer about basic contact info, general stuff about your home, and the symptoms you are seeing.
Hot Tip: Before you start filling out the form, use your smartphone to take photos of the concerning signs, symptoms, or problems you are seeing around your home. Upload the pics as you fill out the contact form for a helpful head start. Our team can begin assessing your foundation issues faster!
After reaching out by phone or online, you will receive an informational email with essential resources specific to your home type and issues.
Another Hot Tip: Thoroughly review the advance materials to help you best prepare for the next step: your initial consultation call.
Step 2: Have an Initial Consultation and Free Estimate
After you reach out by phone or online contact, one of our *Anchor Estimators* will reach out to you for an initial consultation. These calls usually last about 20 minutes or so. We will ask you questions about your home and listen to your major concerns.
Hot Tip: You can of course ask us questions too! In fact, you should write down your top questions so that you don’t forget what you want to ask before we talk.
This FREE initial call has a few purposes. We want to confirm that:
- You indeed have a foundation problem that needs repair,
- We can meet your timelines for getting the repairs completed,
- You are comfortable with the price range we estimate,
- We are a good fit for your foundation repair needs, and
- You are ready to take the next step with an In-Home Assessment.
We don’t want to visit homes that don’t need visiting or repair foundations that don’t need fixing. Also, if we can’t meet your timelines or you’re not comfortable with the estimated pricing, then there’s just no reason for us to come out if we’re not a good fit or can’t meet your needs. This initial consultation call is free and saves you time and money in the long run.
Step 3: Receive an In-Home Assessment to Inspect Your Home
While our initial consultation and estimate are free, we do have a cost of our in-home inspection to get you a written repair plan and final estimate. That’s why we want to make sure you’re ready to take this next step during the initial talk.
The In-Home Assessment charge is between $225 to $275 depending on the type of foundation you have and how far away your home is from town.
Why does Anchor have a charge for foundation inspections?? Well, it’s a lot more than a 15-minute visit to your house to give you a ballpark estimate on a scrap piece of paper.
Our In-Home Assessment visits include:
- Approximately 2 Hours of Dedicated Time to You and Your Home,
- A Written Repair Diagram and Description of the Scope of Work,
- Your Formal Proposal Price, and
- The Inspection cost is applied to an accepted proposal.
In other words, that last item means that if you choose to use Anchor for your foundation repairs, the in-home inspection is essentially free of charge. The price paid for the inspection is taken out of your final bill.
A day or two after the visit, you will receive an email with the complete proposal diagram and documents. If you want Anchor to repair your foundation at the proposed price, then all you have to do is accept the proposal and make your first payment per the contract terms to get on the work schedule.
Hot Tip: You do have to *accept and pay* to get your project in line with our repair teams. Accepting the proposal as soon as possible will keep your foundation repair project running on the timeline we originally presented.
Ready to Get Your Quote from Anchor Started Now?
Once you accept your formal proposal and make your first payment, the next two steps of the homeowner process begin. I know I said it was 3 steps, but that was just to get to your quote. Now the customer process will continue with number 4. Get Your Home Repaired and most importantly is number 5. Get Back to Enjoying Your Home.
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we have been guiding Brazos Valley homeowners through their foundation repair problems for 35+ years. We want to educate and empower homeowners to feel confident with their home repair decisions. That all starts with giving you an honest, no-strings-attached assessment of your home from someone you can trust.