So you want a new patio or walkway, and you're doing your research to pick 3 contractors to talk to. After all, it is the smart and responsible way to go about having a project built. All that is great, but do you know how to look for the differences between the bids, installation methods and the services that each one will give you? What information is going to help you make the right choice? This can be very intimidating for anyone, but especially for someone not in the consruction field, familiar with building terms and methods.
How do you know what your project will look like when you sign on the dotted line? Creating your backyard oasis is not something to take lightly. It is a considerable investment and takes time to create the perfect plan. Almost every time you choose a contractor to have a project done at your home, a contract is involved. Of course you want to read through it to know exactly what you are going to be getting for your money. So why should a landscape contract be any different? When a construction project is involved, we always want to know what the contractor is going to do and have a drawing to give us some idea of what they plan to do. In the landscaping business especially, it is important to know exactly what your landscape plan and design entails. How can you know what's going to be built if you don't have a drawing or designed plan?
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Driveway, walk, front steps, drainage, and grading project. Completed June 18-22, 2012
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