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WE GET IT! YOUR YARD IS AN EXTENSION OF YOUR HOME
Allow us to help you create your own little piece of paradise.
Property owners have many frustrations when it comes to their outdoor spaces such as unrealized development potential, limited functionality or maintenance issues, aesthetics, and safety concerns. If you’re feeling frustrated with your investment, you’re not alone.
With a little bit of planning and effort, we can help you turn your space into the outdoor oasis of your dreams.
Flatwork of all kinds including concrete patios, sidewalks, equipment pads, concrete driveways, pathways, garage floors, shop floors, shed slabs, curbs, storage floors, loading ramps, and equestrian / livestock stalls. Select vertical concrete such as pillars, post bases, curbs, decorative retaining walls, garden bed edges, and fire pits.
Some of our favorite projects include things like decks, patios, pergolas, ponds, outdoor kitchens, firepits, outdoor fireplaces, gazebos, decorative bridges, hardscapes, and more.
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5 TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR PROJECT OFF THE GROUND
- THE RULE OF TEN – Dreaming is an essential element of the project lifecycle. We like to use the Rule of Ten to get us in the sweet spot for time spent dreaming before we ACT: For every $10 of estimated project cost, spend 10 minutes dreaming about it. This is not planning time, just time using your imagination, asking yourself questions, and perhaps even creating a vision board for inspiration.
- CLARIFY THE SCOPE – Get clear on your Project Scope – everything that will be done and complete when you write the final check – by talking to your contractor about your vision and being very specific about what your expected deliverables are.
- MAKE NO ASSUMPTIONS – Making assumptions is a recipe for disappointment and frustration. Instead, ask clarifying questions. Be up front and communicate your desires clearly so that your contractor can serve you in the best way possible.
- BUDGET – Be honest with yourself about how much money you are willing to invest in the project. It is a good idea to set a 10-15% contingency on the project estimate for unforeseen issues that may arise. For example, if your project is estimated to cost $10,000 you would set a buffer of $1,000-1,500 and your total budget would be $11,500. Larger projects may warrant a larger contingency than smaller ones.
- DUE DILLIGENCE – Prior to choosing your contractor, get 3-5 bids from licensed contractors. In most cases you get what you pay for. You may be tempted to choose the lowest bid. But consider the long-term cost. While the lowest bid may not necessarily be poor quality, it’s a gamble that we don’t recommend. Instead, we recommend choosing one towards the middle or top of the spectrum depending on the spread. The reason is simple. If you want your contractor to do an outstanding job, you don’t want them worrying about making payroll. You want them to focus on creating something beautiful for you.