Yes, we carry general liability, workman's comp and auto/heavy equipment insurance. Insurance binders can be provided for any of our projects if requested by the client.
What certifications do you hold?
We are certified by the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute and the Drystone Walling Association of Great Britain.
Who will perform the work on my property?
I (Rob Laffer) try to be as hands on as possible on all of our projects. Some smaller projects may be delegated to a secondary crew. On these occasions the project will still be closely monitored by daily/weekly visits.
How do you schedule your clients?
We work on a first come first serve basis. It is important to keep in mind, that though we have come to your property and given you an estimate, we will not put your project on the schedule until a contract is signed and the initial down payment has been collected.
Do you provide CAD designs?
No. We do not yet have a designer/architect in place at the moment. Often times the client already comes to us with a basic idea of what they would like installed and we are able to narrow down on a design during the initial site visit. If it appears an architect is needed we do have a architect firm we work with.
How much does a landscape/hardscape installation cost?
Every property is different and requires a different approach. Because of this there is no way to give an accurate budget without an on site consultation. All of our work is performed based on time and material. Site conditions such as access, soil conditions, size, material and other variables contribute to overall costs. Though we do not use square foot pricing it can be a handy tool when trying to figure out your budget before an on site consultation. Below are a few common hardscape features with rough square foot prices included. These should not be taken as an estimate, instead they just ballpark figures you can use to see if the outdoor living space you'd like matches with the dollar figure you had in mind.
Pavers (patios/walkways) $15.00-$18.00/sq ft
Stone (patios/walkways) $30.00-$35.00/sq ft
Stone retaining walls $65.00 and up/sq ft
Segmented retaining walls $45.00 and up/sq ft
What affect will a landscape installation have on the value of my home?
Studies have shown that a well executed landscape installation can increase a homes value by 15%, as well as improve curb appeal. But the biggest value gained from an installation is not a dollar amount. It is the benefit gained by adding to the experience of the property. For instance having a patio installed provides an outdoor space for grilling, gatherings, sunbathing, a cup of coffee and a peaceful place to enjoy a day off.
Do I need any permits?
Depending on how close you are to a lake, pond, river or wetlands it will affect what permits will be needed. The majority of the time towns do not have any code or permits needed but we always check just to make sure. We can help with the permitting process but for larger projects we will recommend hiring a permitting or surveying firm to do so.
Do you provide any landscape maintenance?
At the moment we are strictly a landscape installation company. We have plans to begin a mow/plow crew but we do not currently offer either of those services.