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Q: How much does a hardscape project cost?
A: Many factors contribute to variances in pricing, such as property setting, demolition/debris removal, excavation, access to and from the job site, and soil conditions. Here are some ballpark ranges to help provide a point of reference:
- Basic Plan: $10,000 to $25,000 includes 15’ walkway and 15’x15’ patio with possible add-ons like a sitting wall, fire pit, or circle kit.
- Moderate Plan: $30,000 to $60,000 includes multiple walkways with large patio, sitting wall, outdoor kitchen and/or fireplace/firepit with possible add-ons like water features, lighting, and landscaping.
- Deluxe Plan: $75,000+ includes multiple walkways and patios, large outdoor living space, tiered and raised areas, sitting walls, outdoor kitchen, steps and landings, water features and/or fountains, lighting, landscaping with possible add-ons like arbors, pergolas, columns, swimming pool, hot tub, fireplaces, and more.
Q: How do I begin the planning process?
A: The first step is to locate your local paver manufacturers and distributors to determine what products are available in your area. Check out the company websites or visit their showroom, taking note of what captures your attention (a particular style, color, patio layout, etc). Click here for a list of local companies who provide paver products.
Next, contact Kingdom Landscaping to request an in-home consultation or complete our “Get a Quote” form. We will take the time to listen to your ideas and your vision. We will take measurements of the area and discuss the construction process and what you can expect. We will bring you a hardscape catalog and product samples upon request.
Q: What can I expect after our initial consultation?
A: After we learn about your vision and take measurements, Jodi will prepare an itemized estimate and detailed job proposal at no cost to you. She will also prepare a scaled computer design, which is available for you to purchase if desired. You are under no obligation to purchase the design.
Once everything is ready, Jodi will call you to schedule another meeting to review the options and her design ideas. Depending on the size and scope of the project, this is the best time to make changes, discuss your budget goals, and finalize your paver and wall block choices. If desired, we can meet with you at a local distributor’s paver display to go over your options. We are happy to take you to visit several of our finished projects around the area so you can view our workmanship.
When everything has been finalized and agreed upon, Jodi will complete the contract documents and meet with you to sign the paperwork. At this time, Kingdom Landscaping requires a 1/3 deposit on the contract. Final payment is due upon completion of the work.
Q: Can the special surface come off of the top of the pavers (Durafacing, ArmorTec, etc)?
A: No, because the special surface and the paver are one. The manufacturing process is known as hardfacing.
Q: Are pavers slippery?
A: No. As a matter of fact, pavers must meet or exceed the slip-resistance standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Q: What is the white stuff on my paver surface?
A: It is called efflorescence. Efflorescence is a white powder-like deposit that sometimes appears on concrete products as part of the natural curing process. It does not affect the structural integrity of the pavingstone and it will wear off over time.
Q: Will I get weeds in my pavers?
A: Weeds can germinate between pavers from windblown seeds that get lodged in the joints. They do not grow up through the pavers from the bedding sand, base, or soil. Weeds can be removed by hand or with herbicides, such as Round-Up. You can also consider using a polymeric sand in the joints, which will help prevent weed seeds from germinating, or you can have the pavement sealed one year after installation.