From the very first email reply to my on-line inquiry, Sal La Verde at Groundscape Construction Inc. was honest and genuine regarding the scope of our projects, the range of possibilities, the best treatments for these areas and the pricing. He didn't sugar-coat anything or try to up-sell us. He was polite and respectful with a good sense of humour and very patient with our queries.
Our front stairs had deteriorated into a small obstacle course of uneven, crumbling steps and slightly wonky railings. Our back garden didn't have anywhere to sit comfortably and had no definition -- and too many weeds -- and holes where one could twist their ankles. We needed help.
Our projects were initially delayed due to bad weather in the summer and autumn of 2017, but my husband and I were reassured, via email and phone, that things would start in the spring of 2018. Right on time, the tulips started to emerge from the soil and Sal was sending me an email, saying he wanted to start work on the front steps the very next day!
Sal and his crew worked very, very hard, sometimes in the least ideal weather conditions and with clients who periodically adjusted parameters of the projects to include other things. Sal took it all in stride and he and Mike, Jonathan and Jerome were diligent, detail- oriented and organized. I knew I could -- and did! -- text Sal when I had a question or needed to verify the timing of things. He would keep me posted via text, email and phone, and walked us through every stage of the improvements on our home.
We now have a very professional set of steps to our front door, with proper height and spacing between them and a lovely porch area we didn't really have before. There is a set of railings, just installed this week, and we feel all posh when we leave the house! Our back garden has a beautiful patio, with, if you 'll pardon the expression, no stone unturned when it came to providing a finished project that even someone very particular about such things would have a very difficult time finding any fault.
The addition of removing our grass, leveling the garden and adding soil and new sod was an extra aspect to the project and Sal and all rose to the occasion, fitting it all in despite having other projects on the go and we can't probably say enough how grateful we are for all their efforts.
Everything looks absolutely splendid and they went above and beyond to ensure we have a home that is also a retreat, as cottage living isn't in the cards for us. Our home really is our castle! And I know this review is rather lengthy, but I'm a writer, so it can't be helped.
We would heartily recommend Groundscape Construction Inc. to any and all who inquire, and given the quality of the work, I'm sure we will have many people interested in pursuing a project with Sal and his crew. Many thanks, once again!
Amanda & Peter in Mississauga -- and the dogs! :)