Planning your Northern Virginia, VA Patio Project
In order to plan the construction of you Northern Virginia patio properly, there are a lot of things for us to consider. The first step is to consult with your local municipality and HOA to make sure we plan the patio within the local building guidelines. Believe it or not, several of our local municipalities have lot coverage restrictions that won’t allow you to have a patio. In many cases, we can plan around these guidelines.
The next thing we’ll want to consider is how large your patio needs to be to accommodate your needs. In order to determine this, we’ll need to know how you plan to use this space. Is this only for immediate family use or is this something that should accommodate large social events? Do you need space for a fire pit? A Grill? How about a dining table? Once we discuss in depth what this patio needs to accommodate, we can then design a patio that meets your needs comfortably.
Determining a Style
The next step is to discuss what kind of style you are looking for. Do you want something to match the architecture of your house? Would you rather have something extremely organic shaped? Maybe you want something uber contemporary? Maybe extremely detailed or basic? Based off of this, we can help you choose the best material and color to create the overall feel you are looking for.
Now we’ve crafted a patio that fits your aesthetic taste and functional needs. It’s time to generate a detailed proposal so you can see exactly where your money is going. We not only look at the cost of the patio but things like the wear and tear on your yard in order for us to construct this patio. Our proposal will provide everything you need to know in order to have a customized patio for your needs while ensuring the property looks better than it did before we started. If the proposal doesn’t meet your budget needs, we then go back into the planning process to determine what we can change in order to meet those needs. We’ll work side by side with you to meet your ultimate goals so that the end result is a patio that meets your aesthetic, functional and budgetary goals. When we undertake patio construction in Northern Virginia, it's our priority to execute the project on time and within budget, with no surprises.
Wait... we aren’t quite done yet. Before installation we will bring samples of the materials to you so you can be sure you feel comfortable with your decisions. Once you are comfortable with the entire project, it’s time for a smooth transition from the planning phase to the best installation experience you’ve ever had from a contractor.
GLD clients would characterize our installation experience to be very abnormal in terms of most contractor experiences. The first step of our process is an introductory email from your project supervisor setting the expectation of what this installation process will look like. We’ll likely set up a site visit so that you can meet your installation team and walk through any questions you may have. Your supervisor will be ordering all materials, handling permits, contacting miss utility and reaching out to neighbors upon request.
Approximately one week before the installation commences, we’ll send an easy-to-read one-page email to you to read through what we need from you in preparation for installation as well as what you can expect from us. We’ll be asking permission to have a portable restroom on-site for our team. We’ll ask you to be sure your outdoor water and electric is on and functional. We’ll make you aware of where we plan to store your materials and how we plan to mobilize our equipment on your property.
On the first day of installation, your project supervisor will meet with your project manager and walk through the project with him and team members. The project manager is the leader of your installation and is on-site at all times. Your entire team will be well trained full time employees of Groff LandscapeDesign.
From the first day forward, your project supervisor will be in constant contact with your project manager and team. Typically the project supervisor will visit your project each day to review progress. Your project supervisor will be readily available through email, text and phone. If you want to meet with your supervisor on-site, just let us know with as much notice as possible and we’ll make it happen.
Our primary goal is that you love the end result. No matter how much time we put into planning, inevitably some clients will decide to make a small change during installation. If you want to make changes, we are here to support those changes and ensure that they occur exactly as you desire.
After installation, we’ll be happy to do a project walk-through with you if you desire. If not, that’s okay too! We’ll send you information on how to care for your patio properly. We’ll make sure you are 100% comfortable with the installation before leaving. We may reach out to you with a survey to see how you enjoyed every aspect of the planning and installation phase. We are always trying to be better and we would appreciate any feedback you can provide. Our ultimate goal is for you to be a GLD client for life. Please reach out to us any time you like with questions, concerns or if you just want to say hello! If you're interested in patio construction in Northern Virginia, VA, contact us today.