By selecting Aztec Construction, Inc. to complete your restoration work, you will have a team of experienced professionals waiting to help you make the many important decisions facing you.
Devastation strikes without warning, and when your property undergoes extensive damage, Aztec Construction Inc. will be there to assess, mitigate and properly restore the damaged areas back to pre-loss condition or better. All precautions are taken to secure the safety of your personal property, the structure of your building and you the customer as well. Great care and consideration is taken to assess the extent of damage accurately. Aztec Construction Inc. works with your insurance company to identify all damages, prepare an estimate, and come to a fair agreement based on the scope of work needed. Our goal is to do everything we can to expedite the process and get you back to in home or business as quickly and safely as possible.
1 Step One
The estimating process
A trained and experienced estimator from Aztec Construction Inc. will inspect your home and evaluate the damage to complete a detailed written statement of scope of work. During this inspection, the estimator will gather important information regarding the damage, take measurements of the damaged area, and if needed by the insurance company, take photos of the damage and the surrounding areas.
This process normally takes two-to-five business days. The written estimate is then forwarded to your insurance adjuster for review. Once your insurance company approves the estimate for the work, we require a signed written work authorization and the deductible fee (if applicable) to start the restoration process.
2 Step Two
The restoration process
Aztec Construction Inc. is available to help you each step of the way. Upon receipt of a signed work authorization and your deductible (if applicable), a Project Manager will be assigned to your specific project. The Project Manager is the person responsible for your restoration and will be your contact person throughout this process. You will receive a call from your Project Manager within 48 hours to let you know your file has been received, discuss the details of your job, and begin scheduling the work.
If the damage if extensive and requires plans and permits, the Project Manager will begin this process immediately. The time needed to get the actual permit will depend largely on your local building department.
3 Step Three
Funding your project
Each insurance company has their own process for dispersing claim checks. The speedy receipt of insurance claim checks insures the project will stay on schedule. Most of the time the check will be mailed to us with our name and the homeowner’s name on the check. We will forward the check to you, the homeowner, for endorsement. This will release the funds for the project. It is important to receive the funds available from your insurance company as soon as you receive them. This allows to purchase materials required for the job and to pay suppliers and sub-contractors in a timely manner. If you have any questions, please contact our Accounts Receivable Department at 530-275-3327.
The external appearance of your home is important for raising the value and sales potential; enhance curb appeal if you’re looking to sell. Whether you are renovating one part of the exterior elevation of your home, changing out the front door, remodeling the kitchen, adding bathrooms, or updating all of the exterior look and feel of the home keep an eye on maximizing your home listing price for when your home goes on the market.
2 | Preparing for retirement
If you’re planning on staying in your home thorough your senior years, it’s important to upgrade your home with age-in-place features, including rreplacing your bathtubs with easy step-in showers with bars and installing toilets for people with limited mobility, creating a home with ease of function to ensure you enjoy your home. Or maybe you need to add room for grandchildren to visit; on the other side of the house.
3 | Go green
Paying too much for your utilities? Slash your energy bills. Replace your single-panel windows with energy-efficient windows and you can save hundreds in monthly bills. Add energy-efficient appliances, solar water heater, high-efficiency furnace, and added insulation to decrease energy costs and the upgrades will pay for themselves over time. Plus energy efficiency will make your house more comfortable and reduce your carbon footprint.
4 | Home is where the heart is
And the kitchen is the heart of the home. Family and friends gather and spend most of their time here. Everyone gathers to start their days and to check-in when you get home. Our kitchens set the stages for family gatherings, celebrations, heated discussions, and to pass down to new generations family traditions and recipes. Is it any wonder that kitchen remodels are so popular and have the largest payoff in terms of boosting a home’s resale value?
5 | Make it right
Your bathroom might function just fine, but it’s always a good time to update and put in new plumbing.
Maybe the kids have outgrown sharing rooms? Re-configuring by adding functional space to a laundry room can make sometimes an everyday task easier. Look for areas that need to be updated and improved through out your home.
6 | The kids are staying
Your family won’t be going anywhere until your kids are grown; maybe even stay through/past the college years. So why wait 10 or 15 years to remodel? Make your home suitable for the future now; adding bathrooms, reading nooks, creating outdoor space to entertain; look to add spaces for expanding families can make a difference for a joyful households.
7 | Updated look
Don’t waste another day looking at those tile (with cracked grout lines) counter-tops! Does your home reflect the era it was built in; like a flip phone? Now is the time to make your retro kitchen environment into a kitchens of today’s century. Perhaps it lacks a breakfast bar, and your family wants to gather informally in the kitchen to enjoy coffee or grab a quick meal without going to the dining room table. Whatever the reason, one motivation for a kitchen remodel is to arrange the room to best suit the family’s needs.
8 | Your home feels stale
Your home is almost perfect but it needs a minor facelift or you are simply ready for a change. The current kitchen might be functional, updated and attractive, yet no longer appeals to you or mets your family’s needs. Maybe its time for gourmet kitchen with fancier amenities than accommodates the cook’s needs.
9 | Make your basement usable
Are you tired of using your basement as one big storage unit? Convert it into a living space, such as a media room, or even add a closet and a window for an extra bedroom, which will add square footage and increase the overall value of your home. Maybe you need more space, or a second bathroom would make things a lot easier during those busy mornings. Maybe your husband wants a man cave, or you would like a deck or a patio for outdoor entertaining. Renovating so that the home functions better is a good idea, as long as the upgrades don’t hurt the home’s value or decrease usable space.
10 | Avoid the stress of buying a new home
Searching for a new home can be stressful and time-consuming. Instead of spending months looking for that perfect home, upgrading your bathrooms and kitchen or removing that wall that’s been bugging you and add in a walk in closet. Fall in love with your home all over again.
A project manager will call you to discuss the project and time frame for your job within 48 hours from the time your file is processed.
When should I send in my insurance check?
As soon as you receive the check, endorse the back and mail to, or contact, Aztec Construction, Inc.
Why should I send my check prior to completion?
Costs for your restoration start when the first call is received and continue until the job is completed. This money is necessary to purchase materials and fund the project as it progresses. We pride ourselves in paying our suppliers and sub-contractors in a timely mannor.
Who do I call if I have a question?
Your project manager is always available to answer questions regarding your restoration. If you have questions on billing or payments, call our A/R department.
It is our intent to guide you through the potentially difficult process of insurance claims and restoration work. If you have any questions or need more information, contact your insurance adjuster, or give us a call, 530-275-3327. We’re here to help.
The kitchen is the center of your home. Where everyone gathers to start their days and to check-in when you get home. Our kitchens set the stages for family gatherings, celebrations, heated discussions, and to pass down to new generations family traditions and recipes. “It’s where you prepare your meals and it’s where all of your parties gather. Is it any wonder that kitchen remodels are so popular and have the largest payoff in terms of boosting a home’s resale value? Of course, kitchen remodels are also the most complicated and can be the most expensive. The average project cost varies depending on the size of your kitchen, the quality of materials, and whether you change the layout of the room. On average, homeowners report that a kitchen remodel costs $22,120. A smaller project between $10,000 and $15,000 may include painting walls, refacing cabinets, upgrading the sink, and installing a tile backsplash. A $30,000+ renovation may include installing custom cabinets, hardwood floors, granite counters, and high-end appliances. Most homeowners spend between $12,562 and $33,418”. (https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/kitchens/remodel-a-kitchen/#how)
The first step in determining kitchen renovation estimates is considering your kitchen as a whole. Before you get to the smaller questions, such as whether to reface your cabinets or replace them, ask yourself the big questions. What do you want from your kitchen? How do you want it to look and function? Is the size and configuration right?
What does your dream closet mean to you? Maybe it’s the perfect sanctuary where you start your day. Or it’s a retreat at the end of the day to unwind and let go of the stress of the day.
Making that dream space into a reality is what we do best. Need more room to showcase your treasures? Maybe a chandelier to provide the perfect lighting? Or maybe you just need someone to help you organize the chaos, so you can find what you need. Aztec will create the perfect space – just for you!
Take charge! Take advantage of a lonely wall in the spare bedroom and gain your dream closet!
We’re seeing some severe weather here in the north state. Aztec Construction & Restoration will be driving where we’re needed, so if you see us on the road (and we know our vehicles are hard to miss), a friendly wave is always appreciated.
Consider keeping a supply of kitty litter in your vehicle. Kitty litter (or sand) can help with traction in otherwise slippery conditions. Don’t worry, Mittens won’t mind.
Drive safe out there!
And if you need our disaster relief services in the north state, we are not far away.
At Aztec Construction & Restoration, we know you’d much rather be warm and cozy in your home than dealing with a disaster. With the storms lining up in the forecast, here are some steps you can take to winterize your home:
Clean your gutters, and flush your down spouts and drains to prevent clogging or flooding.
Have your furnace or heating system serviced for efficiency and uninterrupted warmth.
Sweep your chimney – debris and even critters can find there way into chimneys, so be sure it is clear before your first fire of the season.
Check windows and doors for a breeze. Touching up caulking and investing in a weather stripping (or a DIY draft blocker) can make your home more energy efficient, and prevent invasive water and wind.
Clear landscaping within 7 feet of your home – your trees and branches don’t want to fall, but sometimes the weather has other plans for them.
Store all unsecured outdoor furniture and decorative items in a garage, shed, or other indoor location, to keep it from being whipped around in the wind and causing more damage.
Wrap all exterior pipes for insulation – a frozen pipe is a one-way ticket to disaster.
If you live in an area that floods regularly, be sure to take the time and get sand bags. Put them around garage doors and any area of your home water may come in. Investing in a sump pump could also help remove unwanted water and divert it to an area that drains efficiently.
If you have a vacation home that will be vacant through the winter months, other precautions should be taken:
Turn off your water at the source valve, and consider draining the water from faucets, toilets, etc., to prevent frozen pipes.
Install an automated thermostat – keep your thermostat set at 55 degrees or more to keep the home from freezing.
Unplug all appliances to reduce risk of fire and reduce unnecessary utility charges.
If you have any other tips for winterizing your home or business, please share in the comments section. And if find yourself or a friend in need of disaster relief services, call Aztec Construction & Restoration 530-275-3327 right away, 24/7.
Make sure you take the time to get sandbags to protect your property – put them around your garage door, and any place water may enter your home or commercial property.
If you find yourself in need of disaster services, Aztec Construction & Restoration is here. Call 530-247-3327 – no matter the time, 24/7, we will answer your call and provide immediate emergency response.
With fire season quickly approaching, Aztec Construction & Restoration is thinking about you and your family’s safety. Nobody ever imagines he/she will be a victim of a natural disaster, and an oncoming emergency is not always obvious or predictable. However, being prepared is easier than it sounds, and having an action plan gives your family some confidence when facing an unfortunate event.
BE AWARE OF YOUR AREA
According to the Shasta County Sherriff’s office, some of the first steps to preparedness are finding out information about your local area. Learn about the disasters that are prevalent in your community and the warning signs in each case. For more details on a specific natural disaster, visit Ready.gov’s Natural Disasters article.
BE PREPARED AT HOME
Put together, or buy pre-assembled, a basic emergency kit. FEMA, along with Ready.gov, has a recommended emergency kit list published here.
Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, like a fire.
Outside your neighborhood in case you can’t return home. Everyone must memorize the address and phone number.
Ask friend or family member to be your designated contact. After a disaster, it’s often easier to call long distance, so an out-of-state friend is a good option. All family members should call this person and tell him/her where they are. Everyone must know this contact’s phone number. Visit Ready.gov, Make A Plan, for the free emergency phone numbers list, including one listing numbers for children to memorize.
In addition to personal contacts in your action plan, the Red Cross suggests including another option to contact your family, “If your community has experienced a disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website to let your family and friends know you are safe. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and select the prompt for ‘Disaster’ to register yourself and your family.”
After a disaster, you will need further assistance in getting your home or property back up to standards. Call Aztec Construction & Restoration 530-275-3327 – we are here to help, and really care about you and your family’s well-being.