Helping you know exactly what you should get.

StoneMark Hardscapes understands that your home is a very important investment and an expression of who are. Make sure you ask the right questions to help you decide which contractor is the most knowledgeable, respectful, and who will construct you’re stunning outdoor living space to last for years to come.

 

1. How many years of experience does the contractor have in the hardscape or brick paving industry?

2. Does the contractor carry all necessary insurances including workman’s compensation? (It is very important to ask for a copy of all insurances.)

3. Is the contractor licensed and bonded with the City in which the work will be performed?

4. Does the contractor have insurance in case something on your property gets damaged or broke during the construction?

5. Can the contractor provide a list of references that you can contact?

6. What is the projected time line for the project?

7. Is the contractor willing to sign a “time and materials” contract?

8. How often does the contractor finish in the anticipated time?

9. How often will the contractor stop by to check on the progress?

10. Does the contractor have an on-site project manager?

11. Will the contractor provide you with daily updates?

12. Is the contractor responsible for obtaining permits?

13. Has the contractor been involved with any legal disputes following a previous job?

14. Will the contractor provide a detailed contract specifying what the contractor will do, exact specifications, the anticipated time frame, line items for materials, and total cost?

15. What guarantee does the contractor offer?

16. Will the contractor follow ICPI (Illinois Concrete Pavement Institute), paver manufactures guidelines and procedures for installation?

17. Does the contractor have reviews on Angie’s List, Google, or Yelp

18. Will the contractor use base material with proper gradation? This facilitates proper compaction while allowing for proper water drainage

19. Will the gravel base be compacted with proper water moisture, and in equal lifts to achieve the best compaction?

20. Does the contractor have his own employees are does he sub-contract?

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