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Select Your Contractor

Selecting the right contractor is a critical decision. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions. It’s important that you build a relationship and work together as a team to create your ideal outdoor living space. You may also want to communicate some of this information to neighbors who may be inconvenienced by your project.

 

WHAT TO ASK

  • Inquire about QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE, including specialized certifications and training from industry organizations (see the checklist below).
  • Ask for CUSTOMER REFERENCES and to see photos of past projects.
  • Ask about SUBCONTRACTED SERVICES like landscaping, plumbing, irrigation and lighting. Will they handle this or will you need to?
  • Inquire about MAINTENANCE and whether they offer a program to clean and reseal pavers, which should ideally be done every three to five years.
  • Ask about if they cover any DAMAGES to your landscape or if you need to do it.
  • Get a complete understanding of PAYMENT TERMS and TURNAROUND, which will include estimated start and completion dates.
  • Inquire about ACCESS NEEDS to the area where the work will be done.
  • Be sure the contractor can provide PROOF OF INSURANCE and is willing to guarantee workmanship for at least a year after installation.

 

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For additional tips and questions to ask, download our Project Planning Guide