Repair Estimator FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the Repair Estimator Tool

Are the prices in the Repair Estimator database customizable?
Yes, the Repair Estimator is pre-built with a Repair Cost database that you can use as a starting point, but we definitely recommend that you review all of ...
Wed, 7 Mar, 2018 at 8:47 AM
Are the prices in the Repair Estimator adjustable by Geo-Location or Zip Code?
The prices in the Repair Estimator are based upon National Average prices.  We recommend you review all prices and customize the database to fit your local...
Wed, 7 Mar, 2018 at 8:47 AM
What are the acronyms in the Repair Estimator?
List of Units of Measure / Acronyms from the Repair Estimator:   ls - Lump Sum - Used for lump sum bids or allowances (Ex: $5000 for Electrical work) ...
Wed, 7 Mar, 2018 at 8:48 AM
What is the Location Adjustment Adder?
The Repair Estimator includes a database of National Average pricing.  You can use the Location Adjustment module to automatically adjust your estimated co...
Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 at 12:47 PM
What is the Contingency Adder?
Contingency is added on to your estimate to cover unforseen issues on the project that could result in additional costs that weren't in your original b...
Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 at 12:49 PM
What is the Contractors Overhead & Profit Adder?
Contractor's Overhead & Profit is used if you are hiring a General Contractor to manage your project.  Your General Contractor will manage hire, ma...
Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 at 12:50 PM
What is the Labor Tax adder?
The Labor Tax adder is used to add a tax on to the Labor costs on the project. Certain areas around the country require you to pay a Labor Tax on Constr...
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020 at 10:55 AM
What is the Material Tax adder?
The Material Tax adder is used to add a tax on to the Material costs on the project. If your State requires Sales Tax on Materials purchased make sure y...
Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 at 12:51 PM
What Does MEP Stand For?
MEP stands for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing work. Mechanical generally refers to HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning).
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020 at 10:55 AM