Making Good Choices for Your Hardscape Project

It’s so tempting for homeowners to take on projects like installing a hardscape patio, sidewalk or driveway. Every DIY show on television makes it look like any person with the right tools, some time and access to YouTube can install a great looking paver driveway, patio or sidewalk. Here’s the thing, it’s not as easy as it seems. Installing a paver hardscape correctly takes more than time, tools and a few internet videos. To get results that are not only beautiful, but are also long lasting and durable, you need to make some important choices that may include not doing the work yourself.

Hire an Installer

Let’s get down to business on this topic first. If you want to install a beautiful, durable and warrantied paver hardscape, don’t do it yourself. Hire an experienced contractor. Yes, you’ll have to pay for their labor, and it may seem like a big expense now, but in the long run it is well worth the extra cost to have your paver hardscape installed by a professional. Here are a few of the best reasons:

  • We have years of experience. Our experience means that we have seen pretty much every challenge and problem that could be encountered and we know how to make on the fly changes, so that your patio, driveway or sidewalk looks great, despite any odd circumstances. Our years of experience also means that we can do great work in less time, getting your project done correctly and fast!
  • We’ll warranty the work. If you do the work on your own, you’re the one who has to fix it and pay for the repairs if it shows problems in a year or a month. If our work has problems within the first year, we’ll come out and fix them at no additional cost to you.
  • We have ALL the right tools. You’ll probably have to rent equipment to do the job yourself. We have all the right equipment and tools to get the job done.

Pick the Right Products

Our job as your designer and installer is to recommend the best products for the application. Sure, slate pavers might look beautiful, but they also may not be the best choice for your driveway. As we work with you on your hardscape design, allow us to offer you suggestions for materials that will not only look amazing, but are also appropriate for the use and expected traffic.

Timing and Scheduling

Right now is the perfect time to start planning for a spring time installation. If you are hoping to get a new hardscape installed so that you can enjoy it for most of the summer, now is the best time to start designing and scheduling. If you are willing to wait, many contractors like having work that extends later in the fall. Often times, you’ll find that it’s easier to schedule contractors and subcontractors in the fall when work starts to slow down than to try and get a project done in the spring or summer. Consider your timing, and plan accordingly to get the best prices and the best service.

Installing a new paver or stone hardscape for your southeast Michigan home is a big undertaking. It can be a project that is simple and stress-free if you make some good choices about how you complete the project. Fresh Cut Lawn and Landscape is ready to help you design, install and maintain your new hardscape surfaces. To learn more about hardscape installation and design from Fresh Cut Lawn and Landscape, call us today at (586) 739-6646 or (248) 650-3600.