When the time comes for homeowners to start thinking about making that dream outdoor living space a reality, they may not know where or how to start planning. We have included some questions that may occasionally come up, and have done our best to answer them.
Q.) What are hardscapes?
A.) Hardscapes is a term applied to hard landscaping materials such as retaining walls, interlocking pavers, concrete, pavement, and natural stone.
Q.) How much should I expect to pay for hardscape work?
A.) Each project is unique, so it is impossible to provide an accurate estimate without seeing exactly what needs to be done and ironing out details with the homeowner. We all like a good deal, but a lot of times you get what you pay for when it comes to the quality of the finished product, so make sure to ask lots of questions and make sure you are comfortable with the contractor you choose to do business with. After all, you will be investing your hard-earned money into this work.
Q.) How do I benefit from hardscapes?
A.) Hardscapes add excellent aesthetic appeal to your property that is sure to keep the neighbors talking, and adding hardscapes to your property has actually been shown to notably increase overall property value.
Q.) What questions should I be asking to help me compare quotes?
A.) This is an important question that ties into the idea of "you get what you pay for." A lot of factors go into putting together quotes for customers, so I have included some helpful questions to help homeowners properly compare quotes.
What hardscape product is being used, and how much?
What material (stone, sand, drainage pipe, etc...) is being used, and does the factored quantity meet your project needs?
How much experience does the contractor have in this particular line of work?
Is the contractor insured to do this work, and can they provide a certificate, if asked for one?
Does the contractor extend any warranty to cover their work?
Q.) How long does it take to get a quote?
A.) On average, the customer should expect an accurate quote to be provided within a few business days of the initial appointment.