Whether you’re building a paver patio, driveway, or outdoor kitchen, be sure to discuss the following items with your contractor, prior to breaking ground.
- What are their access needs? This is especially important if there will be heavy equipment involved.
- Discuss the possibility of damage to any existing lawns or landscaping, as well as plans for resolving those issues. If you plan to renovate both your backyard and the front yard, plan to work on anything behind the home first. That way, you won’t be as concerned with any potential damage to the front lawn.
- If you’re planning any future improvements down the road, alert your contractor of those plans so that they can provide for any needed footings or utilities under the hardscapes. Keep in mind that this may increase the costs on this project, but will save a lot of time, money and headaches in the future.