Should I buy a Honda or a Cadillac?

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When someone talks about Foundation Repair

they typically follow up with it it is EXPENSIVE!  When we say that something is expensive, we have to have a relative baseline of what the average is for what is being called expensive.  If you take cars for example, we can use a baseline that a typical new car will cost around $30,000.  This would be something that would be relevant to let’s say a new Honda Accord or other 4-door sedan-style car.  Now lets say you are looking for an SUV or a Truck, getting a new Truck or SUV at $30,000 would be seen as a great deal.  But we all know that the baseline for a new SUV or Truck is closer to $50,000.  As you can see by just saying you got a new car for $50,000 it can be viewed as you over paid or it would make sense for what type of car you actually purchased.  Same thing goes for Foundation Repair.

Foundation Repair can have a wide range of cost just like cars can.  Depending on the type of repair that is needed a Foundation Repair project could range from $1,500 for soil densification to $12,000 a piece for caissons (we call them the Bentleys of the industry).  Just like cars, there are specific needs that each type of repair will need to satisfy.  You buy a 3rd row SUV or minivan because you have 5+ members in your family and a 2 door coupe just won’t satisfy your needs.  With Foundation Repair, you wouldn’t want to purchase a $1,500 soil densification, when what will satisfy or fix your problem, actually costs $30,000.  Same goes in reverse, you don’t want to be sold a $50,000 Foundation Repair, when a $10,000 would have satisfied or fixed the problem.  That’s why it is important to educate yourself on your purchase and who you purchase from.

For us at Dalinghaus Construction

We want you to be as educated and for us to be as transparent in the process as possible.  We strive to provide you an answer to “WHY” you need this fix and “WHY” this other one maybe scoped out incorrectly or not enough data is provided to understand and satisfy the “WHY”.  When you are educating yourself in the fascinating world of Foundation Repair, one thing to always ask yourself is “Does this make sense to ME?”  If it doesn’t, ask more questions or ask for more information.  Very rarely do we not have the answers or know who we can reach out to to get them.  We may not have all of the answers immediately to give a response, but we will do our best to get them for you.  When you have had all your questions and answers and the “WHY” makes sense, then you know you are ready to move forward with getting the work done.  If it doesn’t, don’t be pressured into something that is or could become a lemon purchase.  Unfortunately, there is no lemon law in regard to foundation repair, only reputable companies.

So….. who’s ready to go buy a new car!!  

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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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