If you’re looking to hardscape a patio, selecting the right contractor is key. Patio contractors consider the slope of your outdoor space for proper drainage, check a home’s foundation, and prepare the soil for the overlying layer. The success of a new patio will largely depend on the contractor you choose.
You should begin by ensuring the patio contractors you choose can actually do a good job. Ask for evidence of any previous projects the contractor has completed and evaluate their quality of work.
Before you hire any contractor to work on your home, confirm that they’re appropriately licensed and insured. This is the best way to confirm that you’re working with a qualified professional.
Most homeowners would also want to know how much hardscaping their patio will cost. Make sure the contractor can give you a detailed cost estimate that allows you to plan accordingly.
Every hardscaping project is unique. You need a contractor who pays attention to your needs and preferences, while also considering the nature of your outdoor space. This requires patio companies that maintain healthy working relationships with their customers.
Make sure your contractor takes time to communicate with you and to understand your specific needs.
Concrete is among the most common materials used for hardscaping. However, paving and flagstone are also popular options. You can expect to spend about $700 to pave your patio (with an average size of 20’ by 20’).