Quality of quantity is a common sentiment that rings true in many situations in life.
Many product experts recommend spending more on well-made items that are made of good quality materials by expert craftsmen rather than on cheaper items made out of subpar material not meant to last, and the same goes for your hardscape needs. Low prices do not always equate to savings when you end up spending more money, in the long run, to repair, replace, and re-do poor-quality work.
With the economy doing well, more families are looking to spend money upgrading their hardscape, but that doesn’t mean you should waste money by hastily choosing a hardscape company whose work might be less stellar. Your hardscape project should be built to last for the long term, and that’s why we like to ensure customers are 100% satisfied with the work we perform. It’s easy to charge less and make the project look enticing in an estimate when the work you’re doing and the materials you’re using are not up to par with industry standards.
What is Hardscaping?
Much like landscaping, hardscaping is stone or blockwork built onto the exterior of your home which increases aesthetics but also adds to your living space. Hardscape might include patio pavers, retaining walls, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens, among many other projects that are as varied as your imagination will allow. When you invest in a project like this to increase the value of your home not only in a resale value. but also as a way for your family to spend more time together and enjoy the outdoors, you want to know that the work you’re getting is top quality. Hardscape faces difficult weather in addition to the normal wear and tear on a daily basis, and it needs to be strong enough to withstand the weather, children, and the numerous parties you’ll throw with such a GREAT yard.
Hardscaping is detailed work, which is why many people are hesitant to do it themselves. Most people want to hire a professional contractor who has the experience and the know-how to create a beautiful hardscape designed to last. Anyone can install a hardscape that won’t withstand the test of time, but what’s the point of spending your hard-earned money on something that will not last forever?
In our line of work, we spend a great deal of time repairing hardscaping that has shifted, fallen apart, or become damaged due to improper site preparation work or botched installation. Much of our work is spent repairing problems that come along shortly after a family hires a hardscape company that prefers to quote low prices in exchange for less work and lesser materials. We see more than our fair share of shoddy work and craftsmanship that result in issues that could be easily avoidable if contractors used trained craftsmen and took the time to provide extra effort for long-lasting results.