7 FATAL MISTAKES THAT INSTALLERS MAKE THAT COST YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
#1 NOT INSTALLING THE CORRECT BASE
-This is the number one reason why projects fail, not doing the correct prep work to make the project last a lifetime.
#2 WRONG DRAINAGE OR NO DRAINAGE
-Have you ever seen a retaining wall fail? Ever seen stone work settle? Having INCORRECT INADEQUATE drainage is the cause.
#3 WRONG DESIGN
-If the design doesn't fit you from the start, you are going to end up trying to 'fix' or add on for the rest of the time you are in this home.
#4 NO COMMUNICATION
-Once the project has begun it is crucial to maintain open communication between the installer/ designer/ and the homeowner. Lack of communication leads to designs not being correct, projects failing, and ultimately the whole project failing.
#5 LACK OF PLANNING
-Lack of planning on the crew's part leads to small cuts, sliver cuts, not correct corner cuts, off centered lines, incorrect grade changes, and ultimately a failed project.
#6 FOCUSING ON SPEED OVER QUALITY
-The finished product, the part you see, should fall nothing short of spectacular. The difference is in the details, the part that takes the most time. Corner cuts, radius cuts, chipping stone, no slivers and attention to detail, or lack there of, is the death of a project.
#7 COMPACTION OR LACK THERE OF
-Depending on the soil and the project, it is easy to OVER compact or UNDER compact. Over compaction leads to drainage problems which leads to settling. Under compaction leads to the ground settling and so does your stone work.
HOW MUCH MONEY WILL YOU LOSE BY NOT BEING PROPERLY EDUCATED BY YOUR FIRM