FAQ page for Concrete Foundation Estimator
What is the app designed for?
Concrete foundation estimator (CFE) is designed and built to simplify life of contractors and give them an ability to create professional estimates for the foundation work within minutes right from your phone. Now contractors, owner-builders and anyone who is building a house or addition can easily calculate their cost instantly just adding necessary values from engineering plans.
It has settings sections, where you can store your cost of materials you use, cost of labor, standard shear walls values, common piers values etc., so you can focus on real cost of the foundation without worries about over and under estimation. App comes with pre-set up settings, which you can adjust at your own level of price, time and use of materials.
It calculates concrete demolition for slabs and footings, excavation cost and volume, reinforcement for most common rebar sizes, cost and amount of re-bar for slabs, piers, footings and stem walls up to 8′ tall, concrete volume; labor for piers, reinforcement assembly and concrete pouring, cost of concrete pumping, adjustable workman’s comp rate, concrete waste %, overhead value, custom fields to add to estimate and many more.
It is really unique application, which you can now use for all your projects, share data over email, create professional estimates right on a jobsite and export to PDF or Excel, with proper settings send it to you client immediately.
Homeowners can understand real cost of the foundation, compare quotes of subcontractors and have ability to control costs.
App has built-in Tutorials with illustrated explanation for each section and tips for how to enter values correctly. This app has been build in Excel few years ago and we’ve been using it since then on many projects successfully.
Is there any support if I have trouble understanding how to use it?
There is a built-in tutorials for every section of the app. Please read it before and during use of the app. We will provide answers on all your questions here, on FAQ’s page in timely manner.
Updates will be available for free for paid app only and we will take into consideration all of your questions for each fresh update.
I’m not a contractor and don’t have much experience, is this app for me?
Of course, this app designed for inexperienced users as well as for professionals. If you don’t know how to calculate labor or materials, but want to master your way in it – this app is for you.
In a future you will be able to upload your plans on our server and have professionals calculate volumes for you for a small fee.
Are you planning to add automatic updates for material cost?
Yes, we are planning to add optional function for users to subscribe to automatic materials price updates and add more material options to choose from. That will be available only for paid application with the subscription fee.
What is the difference between free and paid application?
Free app will only allow to save 1 project in a portfolio vs. unlimited projects in paid app
Free app doesn’t have an option to export estimate to PDF or Excel or share estimate over email
Free app also doesn’t let users change values and materials cost in settings
Is there a End User License Agreement?
Our iOS app is used with an accordance to standard Apple licensed application end user agreement
I’m changing material cost but it does not change in my estimate
App keeps freezing. When I work with the crawl space option, I found if I don’t enter all the information and go to the next page it crashes.