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Hardscaping and Paver Contractors in California
Hardscaprs is dedicated to connecting top hardscape contractors with customers in California. Our network of hardscaping contractors in California specialize in a variety of outdoor construction installations, including paver patios, driveways, walkways, retaining walls, artificial turf, and pergolas in some cases. Our contractors are true professionals with the experience to make sure your next project turns out perfect. In many cases, they can also suggest design, material layout options, and other cost savings options for your next project. Please click on our search for a contractor link to find a pro in your area of California.
Benefits of a Properly Built Retaining Wall
Retaining Walls play a very important role in soil erosion, preventing potential landslides and, in many cases, increasing the usage of usable yard space. Retaining walls in many applications are incorporated when a customer’s property is sloped, and there’s not much usable yard space. Properly built retaining walls can solve these issues and provide viable solutions for many of these issues. It is essential that the wall is constructed correctly using proper materials and construction practices to ensure long-term stability. If corners are cut and stabilizing grid materials are not used, the wall can lose stability, slide out of its original location or even fall. Retaining wall failure can cause expensive property damage, safety issues, and soil compaction issues. When hiring professionals to do this work, always check their experience in this area of construction. Contact one of our listed contractors today regarding your next retaining wall project in California!
Transform Your California Yard with Artificial Turf
Many Americans across the US are turning to artificial turf for many reasons. There is very low maintenance cost, no landscapers to hire, and pay to cut your lawn every week. Handles harsh weather environments much better than natural grass, no harsh chemicals that are not safe for your family or the environment conserves water, water usage cost savings. In many States like California, watering your lawn in the drought season is prohibited, and an artificial turf is an excellent option. Artificial turf manufacturers offer pet-friendly options that are perfect for those with dogs and other animals. With flexible design options that give you a green, vibrant space that you can enjoy all year round. Artificial turf is also great for kids to have and enjoy a clean and soft surface to play on. You’ll never have to worry about weeds and brown spots to deal with, just a beautiful year-round lawn. Contact one of our listed contractors today in California regarding your next Artificial turf project!
Professionally Installed Pavers and Hardscaping
When homeowners invest in a paver project, whether it’s a new beautiful paver patio to enjoy with friends and family or a new durable paver driveway or pathway, they can expect extreme durability, minimal maintenance, and, you guessed it, added value to their California home. According to Inman, a leading real estate news source, Paver projects, whether it’s a new paver patio, walkway, or driveway are installed in your home (when done properly) can deliver a return on investment of anywhere between 30% to 60%. Note: this return on investment may vary depending on many variables. Paver installation options come in a variety of colors, sizes, and pattern layouts.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find the right contractor?
Ask to see recent and past work pictures, check their reviews from prior customers, ask for referrals, and check that they are licensed, bonded, and insured.
What are the best materials for my project?
Regarding pavers, have the contractor you chose to provide a paver sample so you can view the color, shape, and thickness. Belgard pavers are excellent quality pavers.
What questions to ask when the contractor shows up at my home?
How many years have you been in the business? What materials do you recommend? What is your process for installing my new paver patio, retaining wall, or artificial turf that your company uses? Ask to see pictures of their past work, and if possible, look at a few projects they recently completed, and ask to see samples. Finally, approximately how long will this project take?
What is the cost of pavers, hardscaping, artificial turf, and retaining walls?
The cost varies depending on accessibility, size, and materials. The rule of thumb is that most of these projects are bid by a cost per square foot. We recommend getting at least 3-5 estimates for the contractor you feel confident in.
What are the benefits of pavers vs. concrete?
Pavers are manufactured in a controlled environment at the plant, which allows the manufacturer to control the PSI (pounds per square inch). Paver PSI ranges for 8,000lbs to 11,000lbs psi vs. concrete which is poured at approximately 3500 PSI on average. Pavers are a stronger product, are prone to crack less, and are more durable. One of the main reasons to install pavers vs. concrete is that concrete can produce hairline cracks often and very quickly, and the options are limited as far as repairs. With Pavers, if there’s an issue, the pavers can be replaced with ease and at a minimal cost.
Can a new paver patio, driveway, or pathway add value to my home?
The answer is Yes. Most real estate professionals will tell you that pavers will increase the value of your home vs. concrete, grass, or sod. Pavers and hardscape give your home an elegant look, and nicer curb appeal and last for many years, in turn Increasing your home’s value and helping your home sell quicker.
What is the best way to hire professional hardscape/paver contractors?
Hardscaprs website has a listing of professional paver contractors that are specifically trained to install pavers and hardscape. Ask to see their recently completed projects, check their reviews, ask for referrals, and ask to see pictures of their work.
Installation of a paver patio vs. a paver driveway?
Paver patios have less weight and traffic applied to them vs. a driveway. The rule of thumb is when a paver patio is installed, the base is removed up to 4-5 inches in depth. ¾ minus crush rock is added, then the plate compacted. A paver driveway installation because of the weight of vehicles and usage, the base is removed up to 7-8 inches. ¾ minus crush rock is added and plated compacted. In some cases, a woven fabric material is placed underneath the ¾ minus crush rock before compaction is performed. This is needed if the ground is less solid.
Can a paver/hardscape professional work with any specific design or architectural styles that I may have in mind?
Yes. Most professional paver installation contractors can work off architectural drawings and layouts. Many of these designs will layout the area for the pavers, the location of any retaining walls that may be needed, outdoor lighting locations, fire pits, and other items the homeowner is looking to have installed. We call these outdoor living designs and drawings.
How do you handle any unexpected challenges or obstacles that may arise during a project?
This can sometimes be an issue. The best way to tackle this is to discuss all the potential issues, and what you’re specifically looking for and discuss any issues up front that may arise. Ask the contractor to provide a few referrals you can call and discuss with them how that particular contractor dealt with such issues. Have all change orders or additions be quoted and laid out in writing before any additional work outside of the original contract is performed. Ask lots of questions and have the contractor point out any issues they see at the time of the first visit. As you have other contractors come out to give you estimates, see if they state anything different or bring something up the previous contractor did not mention. Best to always have 3-4 contractors bid on your project.
How do I find the best retaining wall installation contractor?
Hardscaprs website has qualified retaining wall contractors our customers can review. Ask the contractor how long they have been building retaining walls. Ask to see some of their work. Ask them what materials they prefer using and ask for some referrals. Ask for pictures of their work and if they have had issues with any of their walls in the past.
Add Value to Your California Home With a Hardscape, Paver, Retaining Wall, or Turf Project
Investing in a beautiful new hardscape, paver patio, driveway, or pathway is one of the best investments you can make for your home. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home, a new hardscape project, retaining wall, or artificial turf installation can provide years of enjoyment and functionality. A new paver patio, driveway or walkway can also provide functional use for your family for years to come. A new retaining wall can expand your property for more usable space for family and friends, prevent soil erosion issues, and protect your property. A new artificial turf area can provide a fun, safe play area for your family without the hassle of lawn care, fertilizers, and excess water usage. Artificial turf has many other benefits, such as a beautiful green-looking lawn all year around without those frustrating brown spots. Harscaprs works with many professional realtors throughout the US, and they share with us that these projects can and do increase the value of their clients listing pricing.