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Quality Workmanship for a Paver Patio. Is it worth the price?

By: Tom Bahler on December 8th, 2011

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Quality Workmanship for a Paver Patio. Is it worth the price?

Outdoor Living  |  Choosing a Contractor  |  Patio Cost

mulit level patio with outdoor kitchen and sitting wallsHow do we know when to pay a little more for something and know it’s worth it???

There are many reasons as to why we buy something, and yet it always comes down to a few questions...

  • Do I buy quality products?
  • Do I want top quality workmanship and service?
  • Do I buy totally on the cheapest price?

If we think about it, we have used all three of these questions to direct our decision making process at one time or another. We may be buying gas, and we want to get the best price. We may be having work done on our car, and we want top quality work. We may be having work done on our home, and are willing to spend top dollar for the best service.

No matter how we make our buying decisions, a company can only offer two of these three options at one time. For example:

  • Wal-Mart offers us a cheap product with very little service and minimal quality.
  • Cadillac offers us a top quality product with great service.
  • Home Depot offers us good service and a good price.

As you can see, we have many choices to make in every purchase we make. When it comes to our homes we should all be buying top quality products and getting top quality workmanship. Our homes are the biggest investment that most of us will make, and over the years – for the most part – it has been one of the better investments to be made.

mulit level patio with fireplace bungalow and sitting wallsWhen it comes to outdoor hardscapes and living spaces, that same buying pattern should also apply. The hardscape industry over the past few years has generally brought a 150% return on investment for most homeowners. These high end hardscape projects tend to be large patios with multiple levels, walls, fire features and water features, pergolas and outdoor kitchens. Their intricacy and scope of work usually has a large price tag to match, and you will want to get the job done right the first time.

Save yourself a lot of headache and hassle… Check each contractor’s client references and experience; do your research and make a sound investment! A good quality project with expert workmanship is well worth the price. It will bring you peace of mind for years to come.


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