By: Tammy S.
Pappas Landcare and Construction
We had a couple things come up during the process of getting our patio, but the staff at Pappas Landcare made it easy to work through and they were easy to talk to.
By: Kent H.
Pappas Landcare and Construction
I've very pleased with the patio I had built by Pappas Landcare & Construction. The quality of work is great and the staff was a pleasure to work with.
By: Blake K.
Pappas Landcare and Construction
Working with Pappas Landcare was positive experience. The owner was great and the guys that came out to do the job were knowledgeable and good workers.
By: James D.
Pappas Landcare and Construction
Pappas Landcare and Construction had built a wall for me, I am definitely satisfied and I would recommend them to my friends and family.
By: Jackie M.
Pappas Landcare and Construction
I've been a client of Pappas Landcare for a little over 2 years- always a great experience. They did an amazing job on my stone patio.
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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