The Benefits of Buildertrend (From Daily Logs to Messages)

Alright – so your foundation inspection is complete, and your Dalinghaus Proposal has been signed. So, what comes next in your foundation repair project journey?

The answer: Buildertrend.

Buildertrend is the best innovation in the construction project management industry and is utilized by homebuildersspecialty contractorshome remodelers, and commercial contractors.

At Dalinghaus Construction Inc., after you sign your life away on the dotted line, you’re immediately compensated by receiving a Buildertrend Login.

Buildertrend allows you to track almost real-time progress with daily updates from our crew, which include photos, weather, documents, messages, and daily logs.

This article is going to cover Buildertrend’s:

  •   Daily Logs
  •   Photos
  •   Weather
  •   Documents
  •   Messages

Buildertrend is utilized for our customer’s convenience: we all live incredibly busy, nuanced, rat-race lives that require us to live on the go. Buildertrend is the perfect tool for the job.  

Daily Logs  

Daily logs allow for a brief, precursory overview of the project, including who is on-site and what work is being completed.

For example, many daily logs might look like as follows:

  •  Crew Members On-site: Moe, Curly, and Larry
  • Work Performed: Crew began install of helicals or push piers
  • Pictures Uploaded?: Y/N
  • Number of Piers installed (if applicable): 7-8
  • Average Depth of Install (if applicable): 15’-18’
  • % of Work Completed: 30% 
  • And other list items of similar nature/scope depending on the project…


Photos are also logged away in Buildertrend including our inspection photos which document the various signs and symptoms of your foundation failure:

These photos can be referenced after your home is lifted to maximum practical recovery so you can see how your crackscrooked doorframes, and sloped floors have improved.

Photos are also taken of the daily progress of your foundation repair project so that you can see how much progress has been made.  

The photos are especially helpful if you are unable to be on site. For example, several of our clients with vacation homes in Big Bear are unable to be physically present for the lift and stabilization process.

Photos allow for a quick and easy progress check and are fun to show family and friends.


Buildertrend also covers:

  •   The temperature high/low
  •   Cloud coverage
  •   Mph of wind
  •   Humidity level
  •   Level of precipitation

Again, this is helpful for when you are not directly on-site and you’re curious about the working conditions, especially if there is a weather delay.


Typically copies of your permitting and engineering plans are stored here for future reference.


This feature is so you can leave the crew messages and vice versa.


In short, Buildertrend is a wonderful interface that allows for quick communication, daily progress check-ins, and ultimately allows peace of mind. 

Thank you for reading our blog. If you already have a Buildertrend account with us, we invite you to log in and check it out. 

If you live in Southern California or Central Arizona and live on a hillside, click on our article below for a FREE hillside stabilization inspection –


Brian Dalinghaus

Brian is one of the Co-Founders of Dalinghaus Construction. He has been in the foundation repair industry since 2005. During his career, he has been associated with helping over 4,000 homes and structures throughout California and Arizona.

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