Landscape paving should be done with extreme care and planning because if not taken proper care of the glass, the house can welcome them. A well laid paving with the right kind of material will give the house an attractive look while also serving a practical purpose. The paving should be laid at the right angle in order to prevent stagnation of water and also drain out any excess water. The material used for its construction should not only match the surrounding landscape and the main house but also enhance their appearance. Finding the right contractor or company to carry out such works may take a bit of time and effort but it is worth it as such works should last for a long time.
Is the Contractor Licensed and Insured?
An experienced and reputable contractor after surveying the site will offer guidance and advice as to what will be the ideal design and materials. Before choosing a contractor for carrying out the work find out if the contractor is licensed as many states require professional contractors to have licenses. The contractor should also have liability insurance, if the contractor has employees, a worker’s compensation insurance is required or else you may end up paying for damages to your own property which is caused by the contractor. It is advisable to ask for proof of the insurance.
Take a Guarantee
Find out if the contractor offers any guarantee for the work that is carried out, contractors of repute will not charge you if any repairs to the work done by them are required within a certain period. Take a work schedule from the contractor in which the date of commencement and completion are clearly mentioned. Also take a daily schedule as to when the crew will commence their work and when they will stop for the day.
Enter into a Contract
Take an estimate from the contractor and work out for yourself if it fits within your budget, you can always negotiate with the contractor. Reputed contractors will put in writing as to the works that will be carried out as well as the total amount that is payable towards the project. If a contractor does not give a written undertaking, it is best to look out for another contractor.
Discuss Your Plan with the Contractor
It is best to convey to the contractor the type of paving that is on your mind as this will help in determining the right size and material of the paving. After listening to your idea an experienced contractor will give suggestions as to how to go about it or if necessary also offer alternative designs. Make sure that the contractor provides you with a visual image of the project either on paper or on worldwide web.
Find Out the Materials & Method Involved
In addition to contracts and estimates it is equally important to discuss as to how the contractor plans to carry out the job, especially with regard to how the base will be prepared, the quantity and type of materials that will be used. You must also ask the contractor to explain the process of compaction and drainage.
Gain Some Knowledge
Before undertaking such works it is best if you gather some knowledge about the work that you propose to start. Knowledge on specific projects can be gained from books or electronic media where you can gain some idea as to the right techniques and materials since works like these are meant to last for a long time, moreover they have an impact on the appearance of your house.
Take References & Check for Yourself
Ask for addresses of sites where the contractor has undertaken projects in the recent past, a reputed contractor will be pleased to give them to you. Do visit at least one of the sites and judge for yourself the quality of the work, also interact with the owners and find out their experiences with the particular contractor.