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The decision of hiring paving contractors for your Youngstown, OH landscape shouldn’t be a rushed one. You want to make sure the company you choose provides quality and consistency, and that their overall vision and work align with your picture of your ideal landscape. To avoid serious problems that could endanger your home’s foundation and other crucial elements of your property, consider asking your Youngstown, OH contractor the following questions:
How many years have they been in the landscaping business?
In landscape design, experience matters. If the company has been in business for some time, they will be able to offer you proof of their work and successful past projects. More experienced contractors have the experience necessary to deal with unexpected situations as they arise. They also have a proven track record of customer satisfaction and maintaining customer relationships. Experience should serve you as a starting point, but it doesn’t always guarantee quality work.
What sort of projects have they successfully completed and are they similar to yours?
This will help you narrow down your choice and give you a better insight into the kind of work that will be done. This includes information about techniques, materials, and other installation equipment the contractor uses, as well as the design style they most commonly produce.
It’s important to check out the quality of their past work. Don’t be afraid to ask for four or five reference numbers. Call them and ask them about their experience with the company. You could also check out the company online (website, social media pages, etc.). If someone has had a bad experience with them, this will be something to bear in mind.
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Are they trained, licensed and insured?
What is their training in landscape design? This applies not only to the foreman, but the team that will be working on your property. Are there any permits for the job you need to be done, and if so, who needs to get them? Do they possess liability insurance and have a copy of workers’ compensation coverage? If you require them, ask for copies of their license, insurance, warrants, and relevant training (for example, manufacturer’s training sessions).
Do they offer a guarantee and expert planning?
Are the products they use backed by a transferable lifetime guarantee and what products do they offer? Ask for warranty of products and manufacturer’s reputation. What is their installation plan? Do they have engineers that will take care of retaining walls planning, or driveways?
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The right company will make sure that they provide an in-depth explanation about how they envision your project. A 3-D concept or detailed visualization that will show you exactly what they plan on incorporating is a must.
Are they a Unilock Authorized Contractor?
For best result with Unilock products, working with a Unilock Authorized Contractor is a must. These contractors are trained in the latest installation methods and adhere to the high standards set by Unilock. To help take the leg work out of finding a suitable contractor click here for a free estimate from a Unilock Authorized Contractor operating in your area.