An outdoor living project can take anywhere from two to three weeks or more, depending on the scope of the project. Building out a timeline in advance can help you set expectations for your hardscape project. But there are also some things you can do to help the project move along faster.
Typical Steps for an Outdoor Living Project
A lot goes into building a hardscape or landscape design. There are quite a few steps involved, including:
- Setting a budget
- Hiring a professional
- Selecting materials
- Designing your hardscape
- Reviewing and negotiating the contract
- Signing and approving
- Applying for any necessary permits
- Building the design
- Inspecting the work
- Final approval and close
Ways To Speed Up an Outdoor Living Project
• Do your research. Before contacting a professional, do your research to know what you want and build a vision for your hardscape design.
• Be prepared with your priorities and budget. When you have your priorities set from the start, it will be easier to make decisions during the project. You don’t want to delay your outdoor living project because you can’t make a decision.
• Communicate with your contractor. One of the most important ways to speed up your outdoor living project is to communicate frequently with your contractor. Be clear about your expectations and budget, and have frequent communication so that you can be prepared for any delays.
• Start early. The sooner you contact a contractor, the sooner they can get started and complete your hardscape design. Most people opt to start their hardscapes in summer, but if you can start planning and building the contract in the Winter, then your contractor can get started earlier in the year.
Common Hardscape Project Delays
However, some factors outside of your control can also delay your hardscapes, such as weather, supply delays or worker availability. When you sign a contract with us, we work with you to fit your project into our construction schedule. However, we do have a limited number of workers.
Another common delay is acquiring permits. This can take longer than expected and if any substantial changes are made to the project, it may require new permits which can lead to significant delays. However, the permit process varies greatly depending on your location.
Unfortunately, there are too many factors to anticipate every potential delay. Even the soil conditions can have an impact on your project. But the sooner you get started, the sooner you can have your completed hardscape to enjoy!
What Are You Waiting for? Start Your Outdoor Living Project Today
Once you know what you want in your hardscape design, you cannot wait to make it a reality. But it cannot happen overnight. There is a typical process for any outdoor living project, and you may experience delays outside of your control.
However, when you choose us for your outdoor living project, we do our best to build a timeline upfront. However, there are sometimes delays that we cannot predict. If any delays do occur, we will always communicate them with you.
Contact us to get started on your hardscape project.