Congratulations! You’re thinking of accepting a proposal from Anchor Foundation Repair. While it’s not a marriage proposal, you still are having *just a tad bit* of cold feet because of the usual fine print you find in every contract that makes anyone hesitate.
You’re busy. You don’t want to read all that junk. We totally get it. We are the same way. It’s the kind of laborious legal-heavy stuff that is super boring and hard to understand. Well, how about a light-hearted, easy-to-read article instead?
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we have been serving the Bryan, College Station, and Brazos Valley communities for over 35+ years and intend to stick around for as long as they let us. We know that part of belonging to a community is building trust through 100% transparent, direct, and easy-to-understand terms with all our services.
Let’s cut through all the bull and legal-speak and lay this out for you nice and easy . . .
What Are the Payment Terms for Anchor Foundation Repair?
We ask for a percentage of the total amount in 4 installments. I mean we won’t stop you from paying it all at once, but we do it this way for your comfort level.
The payment schedule goes like this:
- 10% deposit to get scheduled on the calendar for work (aka with proposal signing)
- 25% to start work on the project
- 40% when the piers are poured (or another significant step for non-foundation work)
- 25% or remaining balance at the end of the project
We make it easy to pay directly through our Buildertrend system online. You will get email notices to remind you when it’s time to submit a payment. We have suggestions on how you can pay for your foundation repair project if you need that.
We also ask that the proposal be signed and returned within 30 days of its origin date to make it a binding contract.
What Will Anchor Foundation Repair Take Care Of?
This stuff is all in the contract terms and conditions but organized a little differently. This section covers all the things we will do, handle, or take care of for you . . . just a quick easy-to-read list separated into simple categories.
- We will carry appropriate insurance required by the State of Texas.
- We will furnish all materials and supplies needed for our work.
- We use only company employees for work and no subcontractors are used.
- If we need to change or add to the work we do, we will do another contract for that.
Work Specific Stuff
- We will install piers (or other work) per the description on page 1 of your contract
- We will move and return landscaping, but can’t promise it will survive.
- We will break out sidewalks/patios/porches etc. when needed to access pier locations.
- If you want saw-cut concrete breakouts instead, it’s $25 more per location.
- If under-slab tunneling is needed after foundation raising, then it’s $250 per foot.
- We will clean up the job site and remove all excess dirt and debris.
- We will patch up sidewalks/patios/porches etc., but it will not match original concrete.
- For interior work, we will patch floors to ¼” below surface to allow for flooring repair.
- We will test lawn irrigation (if present) before starting work. If irrigation was working before the job, we will return it to pre-job condition.
What Will Anchor Foundation Repair NOT Take Care Of?
These are things that we don’t do or don’t take care of because it’s not part of our “scope of work.” Some of these are things that you will have to pay someone else for separately to repair for you or fix on your own however you choose. We’re not trying to be mean here, these are just not part of the services we provide.
- If something comes up that was not visible at the time of the estimate (like insufficient building or structural support), the service agreement will become invalid.
- Conversations will not change the written terms of this agreement.
- We are not responsible for repairing sheetrock, wallpaper, tile, brick, etc. You have to get someone else to do those things for you and pay for them.
- We are not responsible for under-slab plumbing repair costs. You have to pay a plumber for those services on your own.
- We are not responsible for repairing flooring or re-stretching carpet. You have to get that done by someone else and pay for that separately.
- We are not responsible for making repairs to foundation watering systems if they become damaged during our process. You have to get that fixed yourself if you still want that system in place.
Anchor Warranty and Service Agreement Terms Explained
We have a lifetime warranty and service agreement for our foundation repair services. This doesn’t mean that you will get free foundation repairs for the rest of your life, but we do provide a service agreement that has reasonable pier adjustment costs should you need them in the future. Please note that we will only adjust the piers that we installed.
Here’s the rundown . . .
- Within the first five years of repair, we will adjust piers at no cost to you.
- After five years, the cost to adjust is $195 per pier (with inflation allowance*).
- The Warranty and Service Agreement is fully transferable to a new owner of the home.
*Inflation allowance means that we will have to adjust the price per pier if economic conditions call for it, i.e. if the price of goods or services has gone up or down significantly, we will adjust the price accordingly.
It’s hard to explain, but basically, if you need a pier adjustment 30 years from now, the cost might be different per pier than the $195 because of economic factors.
Can I Trust Anchor With My Foundation Repair?
As with most products and services, you have choices. The same goes for foundation repair contractors in the Brazos Valley.
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we serve as the voice of trust for all your foundation repair questions and needs. We have repaired 4,000+ homes and inspected at least triple that number in the Brazos Valley area and are ready to help you through this time of uncertainty.
We place the highest importance on your comfort level and want you to feel great and be knowledgeable about your foundation repair decisions. We offer a lifetime warranty and service agreement for our bell-bottom pier system because we know we have the longest-lasting repair method around and can stand behind it with certainty.