How the estimating process looks at Hughes Construction Company this Spring:
- Foundation Repair (Including Wall & Crack Repairs, Water Infiltration, Structural Projects)
As always the first step is to consult a structural engineer to determine the appropriate path forward. They will determine the cause of the problem and an appropriate correction. We will need their report/designs to quote your project. This step takes place BEFORE hiring a contractor for the repairs.
Once you have your report/designs the best way to get those over to us is via our website. Our website is available 24 hours a day and will deliver the information directly to our staff to get the estimating process started. Click here to find our contact form. Please attach your report/designs/documents directly to the form.
Due to the pandemic we previously implemented remote quoting which has worked out well and allowed us to expedite our quoting process and improve the client’s experience. This means when possible we will quote the project remotely, or with a brief site visit. The intent of this visit is to simply gain enough information or photos to allow our estimators to quote the project without requiring the client to be onsite to meet with an estimator. After the quote development, a time can be setup to discuss the project and proposal in further detail. Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive this has allowed us to to improve our turnaround time from initial inquiry to quote development.
Limited appointments are available. These appointments are for those projects that require our estimators gain entry into the home to review the project and quote accordingly.
- Drainage Projects & Concrete Projects
We review drainage and concrete work on a project by project basis. If the work needed requires measurements and/or laser grade levels, the project will be subject to a consultation appointment. These appointments do require a non-refundable deposit in order to develop an estimate. This is applied directly to your project if you proceed with the developed proposal. The intent of this consultation is to provide construction advice to you for the purpose of developing an estimate for requested work. Feel free to contact our office for additional information regarding consultation appointments.
NOTE: Earlier this year we implemented that we will only quote concrete projects completed in conjunction with either foundation repair or drainage work.
- Warranty Work
Please note that due to the increase in fuel rates and increase in the cost of materials Hughes Construction Company has instituted a service call fee on all warranty calls. This service fee is in the amount of $165.00 per site visit. (This change took effect April 1, 2022). Please note that warranties/guarantees apply to cracks that are previously injected by Hughes Construction Company. The cost of additional cracks injected is $60.00 per lineal foot with a minimum charge of $600.00. This is an update to previous pricing and is effective immediately). This fee is applied toward the minimum charge if applicable.
- Upcoming Construction Project?
Do you have an upcoming project you would like Hughes Construction Company to review? We invite you to complete an online contact form regarding your upcoming project. After our staff reviews the project, we will be in contact to let you know the next step in the process. This typically takes one to two businesses days depending on volume of inquiries. Please feel free to follow up with our office at any point.