Hiring a professional contractor is crucial when it comes to hardscape and landscape design. You pay for what you get, and not hiring a professional contractor can be costly. When a contractor isn’t of high-quality and professional, the prices are most likely unbelievably low. However, safety hazards are a risk, them not being licensed could be a problem, and there’s also a chance that you won’t like the aesthetics or quality of the work. What this means is that you’ll end up hiring someone else and spending more money. Save yourself the regret and headaches and hire a professional landscaping company like Carroll Landscaping, Inc. We’re going to tell you precisely how to hire a professional contractor. Keep reading.
Cheaper Doesn’t Always Mean Better
Setting a consultation with a professional is well worth it once you have done some research. If you need full-scale landscape design with an elevation survey, remember that this is a professional service. Don’t fall for it if your landscape design is free. Be especially wary if a thorough elevation survey and some level of engineering is a pa. We guarantee that it will be worth precisely what you paid for it: nothing. Once again, we do pay for what we get.
Interviewing a Professional Contractor
One significant thing to remember when asking a potential contractor, any questions are straightforward. Square foot pricing isn’t possible when it comes to decks and patios. Factors such as access to the work area, variations in preparation and reparation, and the full range of different products and other crucial factors make this a straightforward way to get an accurate cost. A contractor who gives you a quote based on square footage, sometimes even sight unseen, is either cheating themselves or you, not to mention being downright lazy. Always ask a contractor about the validity of their warranty. It’s only valid if they are still in business. So, if they give too many deals that seem too good to be true, they probably won’t be around for very long.
Contractors Versus Subcontractors
Another fundamental question to ask is, “does your company build the deck or patio, or do you use subcontractors?” Subcontractors are not necessarily a bad thing. Just make sure your contractor can tell you precisely who the subcontractor is. They should also be able to tell you how long they have worked together and why they work with this particular sub. If they stutter, stammer, or are evasive, you have eliminated a contender and most likely saved yourself many headaches.
Landscape Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.