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What to Look for in a Patio Installation Company

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Remember, you get what you pay for. When it comes to designing and installing a custom patio, all it takes is one little mistake to ruin hours of painstaking work. Plus, you don’t want an eyesore of a design to bring down your property value. So, do it right, the first time. When you hire a professional patio installation company, you can sit back and let them do the heavy lifting and bring your dream designs to life. If you are looking for quality patio installation, then contact Valley Landscaping, Stone, and Patio. We offer comprehensive patio design, installation, and maintenance on all types of patios. Whether you are moving into a new home or looking to replace your old patio, we can take your ideas and create a custom patio concept that’s gorgeous and well put together, so you can enjoy it for years to come.

What Does a Reputable Patio Installation Company Offer?

When looking for a patio installation company, the most important thing to consider is how the contractor will prepare the foundation in preparation for the patio install. This is so important because if it’s prepared incorrectly, your patio could shift unnecessarily, allow weeds in, or even sink.

Patio Foundation Preparation: Planning Matters

Foundation preparation includes compacting each layer, including a layer of geotextile landscape fabric, and taking weed control into consideration with something like crushed stone. Putting a last layer of sand over the foundation is an important last step to foundation prep. The installer should also be sure that your patio has the right slope for water drainage and compacts the subsoil before laying any base materials. A professional installer will not leave unsightly and unstable gaps between pavers, and they will use edging to keep pavers from shifting. It’s a lot to remember, but a reputable company should be telling you that they offer all of this. As you begin considering various patio installation companies, asking the right questions can go a long way and do a worthwhile project.

Questions to Ask a Patio Installation Company

Asking the right questions will weed out the companies that are not professional and do not meet your needs. As the client, you want to communicate high expectations right off the bat. If a company has an issue with being asked these questions, then that’s a sure sign not to hire them. Here are some questions you should be sure to ask any prospective patio installation company.

  • Can you provide an estimate?
  • Do you guarantee your work?
  • Can you provide referrals?
  • Where can I see customer testimonials?
  • Do you have a professional state contractor’s license?
  • Do you have a website?
  • Will you provide me with a design plan?
  • What preparation work is involved prior to installation?
  • Can you provide a schedule of work with a start and end date?
  • Do you offer a contract of work?

Contact Valley Landscaping for Patio Installation and All of Your Hardscape Needs

At Valley Landscaping, we are proud to be a licensed hardscape contractor in Maryland. When you choose a licensed company for your patio installation services, you work with seasoned professionals who are certified, bonded, insured, and have the training and experience necessary to provide exceptional service. Our patio installation services include:

  • Complete patio installation
  • State of the art 3D software design & rendering
  • Material sourcing and delivery
  • Maintenance and repair

Find a Maryland Patio Builder or Designer

In addition, our custom services can bring all of your design details to life. If an outdoor kitchen, stone wall, fire pit, or landscaping services are on your wishlist, we can help. We take pride in our work and want you to be completely satisfied with the end result. Don’t settle for less; contact Valley Landscape today at 410.983.6261 to start building your patio!