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In order to provide you with the best experience possible, we have made ourselves available for free virtual consultations to further discuss your unique St. Croix Valley landscape project.
We’ll connect via Zoom where you can show us around your property, learn more about our innovative building techniques, we can provide more information about specific elements or features, and review different options for pavers and other materials. We will also be able to answer any questions you may have.
We encourage you to fill out our Instant Online Estimator Tool before booking your consultation to help us set a budget to create your dream outdoor space.
Just have a question? You may find the answer below in our FAQs.
We look forward to creating something wonderful together!
HOW MUCH DO PROJECTS TYPICALLY COST?
Most of our projects are in the $30k – $150k range. We specialize in full outdoor living spaces and entire property outdoor renovations. Our large, dedicated turnkey landscape crew is generally most efficient on mid to large-sized projects and we are often not competitively priced on smaller-scale projects.
For the average backyard project, usually, a budget of $25,000-$30,000 will get a functional, beautiful complete backyard makeover. $40,000 will add some wonderful bells and whistles to that project. A larger budget can add more space and additional amenities such as a pool and fire and water features. Suburban backyards with tons of showpieces and activities will usually top out at a maximum budget of about $150k. A larger estate lot with amenities can cost between $200,000-$1,000,000 depending on scale and features.
Suburban front yards will generally range from $15,000 with a walkway, steps, and some garden beds, to about $50,000 with the above-mentioned features as well as a full paver driveway and some additional features, such as lighting and water feature. Larger properties with 6+ car driveways can range in price from $50,000-$300,000+
CAN YOU TAKE CARE OF MY ENTIRE LANDSCAPE PROJECT FOR ME?
Yes, we are a full-service outdoor living space/landscape design/build company. We install most elements of your yard in-house with our skilled installation staff, but we will also act as General Contractor for you – bringing in our additional trusted-tradespeople to perform work requiring special certifications such as electrical and gas. Hardscapes, Softscapes, Pools, Fences, Irrigation, Landscape Structures – we take care of it all.
HOW DEEP DO YOU DIG?
We don’t just dig an arbitrary 12″ depth, we dig based on soil conditions. During traditional aggregate base construction, we excavate to remove “loam” soil, as it is unpredictable in both bearing ability and compaction. As well, loam soil contains organic material which can decompose over time, leaving voids beneath the base. As a rule of thumb, in Ottawa, loam soil is approximately 12″ deep. This is where the standard “12 inch base” comes from, but is not ALWAYS the case when excavating for interlocking pavements. Visit our Build Page to learn more.
HOW DO YOU PREVENT WEEDS?
We have several different ways of preventing weeds. Depending on the type of interlocking pavement we are installing we will either install a high-quality contractor-grade polymeric sand, an epoxy-based, semi-permeable pro-grade infill jointing sand, or a permeable chip stone with a binder. With proper care, each of these options will keep your patio weed-free. Each is included within our 5yr installation warranty, and most come with an extended 15+yr warranty from the manufacturer.
WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?
It is generally recommended to begin planning your landscape renovation 6-9 months in advance. This period can be longer or shorter depending on demand and time of year. If you have a deadline such as a wedding, anniversary, or birthday pool party planned it is advisable to begin the planning stages at least 12 months in advance to allow for any potential setback that could ever arise.
CAN YOU COME OUT AND GIVE ME A QUOTE?
In order to provide the absolute best experience to our customers we’ve created a fantastic free estimator tool that will encompass most elements of a “free estimate” to help you get a sense of what your project could cost. To give a proper quote on a project we need a developed scope of work, which requires a design and a working budget – this isn’t something we can come up with on the spot and is better developed in our office. We’re happy to provide free virtual consultations to further discuss your project before you commit to our design and planning contract.
HOW LONG DOES THE DESIGN PROCESS TAKE?
This often depends on the complexity of the design. Larger designs with many decisions to be made regarding the use of space, materials, and functionality can often extend the process. We usually try to have a preliminary design share meeting within 2 weeks of our on-site consultation. After approval, we then render 3D models of the plan. This is usually delivered within 4 weeks. From there we’re able to provide a comprehensive no-surprise quote a few days after that. It is however quite common on larger projects for this process to last several months as more decisions and research and revisions can extend the design process.
HOW LONG WILL MY PROJECT TAKE TO BUILD?
Each project will be completely different however as a general rule every $30k of your project will amount to 5 working days at your property.
DO YOU OFFER A WARRANTY?
We offer an industry-leading 5-year comprehensive warranty on our typical hardscape installations. Scroll down on our About Us page to learn more.
WHAT IF I BUY MY OWN PAVERS/DO SOME OF THE LABOUR?
Buying your own pavers generally will not be worth the hassle for you. We install only top-of-the-line materials. We also must ensure that we have appropriate quantities for everything we build to ensure efficiency. Our fantastic relationships with our suppliers and manufacturers ensure smooth construction. We take care of it all for you! In terms of doing some of the work – we always appreciate arriving at a job site clean and prepared for us to begin our construction, however often we are much more equipped to undertake any of the preparatory demolition and excavation than the average homeowner. We have no trouble planning for the removal and disposal of existing patios or structures in the estimating stages of the project. We’ll quickly take care of it with our specialized tools and machinery – and save your weekend!
IF I PAY CASH, IS IT CHEAPER?
No, it’s more expensive while we pay our bodyguards to escort us to the bank.
WILL THE WORKERS BE USING MY TOILET/USING THE SIDE OF MY HOUSE AS A TOILET?
Absolutely not! Every job has a portable toilet dropped off at the beginning and picked up at the end of construction. This not only keeps us out of your hair, but it also keeps employees on-site and working more efficiently to help get your landscape completed quickly.