What to Ask a Patio Contractor Before Building a New Patio

At Vin’s Total Care Landscaping, we want your backyard to feel like an escape, an oasis for relaxation, entertainment, and communing with nature. When you’re ready to build a new patio, there are several questions you should ask a patio contractor before getting started. We have the answers to your questions.

what to ask a patio contractor

Are They Licensed, Bonded, and Insured?

Before allowing anyone to work on your property, ensure that they are licensed by the state, carry liability insurance, and hold a bond to pay for unexpected circumstances or outcomes. When a patio contractor is licensed, bonded, and insured, you know you are protected.

Research Your Patio Provider

Check references and reviews for every contractor you meet. What kind of feedback from previous customers does this potential patio contractor have on their website? Ideally, your contractor of choice should show you both customer testimonials and actual photos of projects they have completed in the past. 

How Much Does it Cost?

Patio installation costs change from home to home. Ask for a free estimate and review of the design. If you ask the contractor to create a unique design or employ innovative elements, materials, or devices, you will pay a little more. Feel free to make adjustments to the estimate — with your contractor’s help — before signing the contract.

What to ask a patio contractor before construction begins

What Will the Patio Look Like?

Ensure you have a personal consultation with your potential patio provider to thoroughly discuss the details of your patio design and material options. Additionally, you should receive a detailed estimate that outlines all the agreed upon details of the project.

How Long Does Patio Installation Last?

Patio installation can take as little as a day, as long as a week, or maybe more depending on the nature of the design. When you get an estimate for the project, ask the contractor to explain how long they believe they need. Ask them how they account for inclement weather conditions, and request progress reports during the project to ensure your patio is ready when you expect it to be.

Contact Vin’s Total Care Landscaping for Information on Patio Installation

At Vin’s Total Care Landscaping, we are the preferred destination for commercial and residential landscaping in MD. We offer patio installations that enliven your backyard, increase the value of your home, and create the oasis you always wanted.

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“I never thought my yard would ever look that beautiful again. My mouth hung open and the transformation is so beautiful that I almost started to cry.”

-Carmina Price

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