5 THINGS CUSTOMERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS
The answer to this may vary greatly depending upon your needs. However, the good news is that, according to Appraisers and to Money Magazine, your expenses may have up to 100% to 200% recovery values within five years. Your landscape, in other words, is an “investment in nature.”
2. Have knowledge of the landscape contractor’s experiences and background.
The experience of your contractor is incredibly important. You should check references and compare previous examples of their work to your needs and standards.
Make sure you consider the following questions:
- Is previous work similar to your project?
- Does the quality meet your expectations?
- If possible, visit a project that has been done for a few years to see how their work stands up to the test of time.
- Do they have a reference list with past clients and professionals that they have worked with?
If a company has not demonstrated experience similar to your project, how can you be certain that the work can be accomplished? Years in business doesn’t necessarily equate to expertise in the scope of your project. Other companies may over exaggerate their experience, knowledge, skill and capabilities. Can you be certain of their abilities just from a verbal promise? Can they show you past projects that reflect their talents and aptitude? Can you ensure they have the competence to complete your project?
3. Ask about the time-frame of the project.
Having a schedule that outlines tasks and timing will give you a big-picture view of sequencing and deadlines for things such as plants and pavers. A schedule also tells you what days and times workers will be on site.
4. Know who will supervise the site.
Ask your contractor direct questions about who will be responsible for cleaning and security who will supervise installers on site and who to call on a daily basis with any questions.
5. Know how your property can be protected during the process.
This is a conversation best before demolition. Talking about it ahead of time will provide you with a clear idea of how the construction area will be .cordoned off from the rest of your home and how you’ll be able to move through your house.
Hilton Head Landscape is one contractor who knows that you have concerns that need to be addressed. We take your concerns seriously and strive to make your landscape project as smooth as possible.