We had been through numerous baffling experiences getting quotes from the full gamut of contractors from the suspect to the kids (Pro Tip : Don't send a quote to a paying customer via text, folks...we need a document we can pass around) and everything in between - it was a season where everyone was busy and no one needed the work and it showed. My partner saw the work being done by Groundscape in our neighborhood and saw the way the crew interacted - energetic, cheerful and co-operative, working quickly and with precision.
We went out of our way to ask them to quote our little patch. Sal came by at the appointed time and gave us the straight goods, the real method of doing it, the real time-frame and the realistic costs. He was open to negotiation but his price was based on the worth of the work, and the deal making was in designing the finished product we could afford, and in that Sal was happy to accommodate.
The work of laying the new parking pad in cobblestone required excavation around fragile root systems of pre-existing and valued plants and along with transplanting a beloved cedar beautifully, not a single plant was harmed.
When it came to the work there is nothing to criticize as that is the way you do that work. The lines were cut laser straight and the permeable barrier cloth was overlapped and deep-stapled. The first layer of clean-screen coarse gravel was put down to a depth greater than code, topped with fine draining gravel laid to a level standard I've never seen before. The standard of care and finish is total. Everywhere heavy machinery needed to move, thick protective plates were laid so that in the end, you would have no idea such force was brought to bare. The worksite was left pristine when everything was packed up.
Groundscape take on the work they believe they can do to their standard and pursue it with clarity - the quoting process is seamless and the payment schedule is clear and predictable, and everyone knows where they stand. The price point is mid-range but the service is top-of-the-line.
It is a great pleasure to work with people of high standards who obviously take great pride in a flawless finished product.
11 out of 10.
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Thank you so much for the amazing in depth review Scott.
What a transformation!
The new stone driveway and walkway truly compliment your home.