Service Comparison

Concrete| Barbecues | Patio Covers | Decks | Irrigation | Drainage | Plants

Concrete

Them

* Poorly sloped forming
* Rough broomed finish
* Concrete splattered on house
* Curvy joints and edges, and no wire mesh.

Us

* Form concrete with minimal fall
* Grade and compact with machine
* Lay wire mesh in the center for reinforcement
* Pump concrete in
* Have necessary crew on hand for job
* Concrete not splashed on side of house
* Straightedges and relief joints
* Expansion materials used as needed
* Finish on concrete as to contract
* Sealed if contracted to do so.

Barbecues

Them

* Steel framed base

Us

* Blockwall base filled with concrete
* Concrete base for countertop
* Lower part of interior storage to be sealed to prevent unwanted water

Patios & Patio Covers

Them

* No permit or proper size footings and materials
* Smooth lumber
* 1 coat of paint
* Thin top slats, nailed together

Us

* All permitted and built to city specifications or better
* All resawn lumber used
* One coat of prime/sealer and one coat minimum of high quality paint
* Minimum 2" x 3" top slats
* All bolted and screwed construction
* Post base brackets are covered
* Beams and joists to have corbels

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Decks & Balconies

Them

* No permit or proper size footings and materials
* Standard lumber sub-frame
* Construction grade redwood
* Sealed with some cheap sealer
* Poorly constructed railing which is nailed together

Us

* All permitted and built as to city specification
* Treated sub-frame lumber
* Minimum "B" grade redwood deck boards screwed down with 3" galvanized deck screws
* Sealed with best sealer available, and constructed using screws and bolts

Irrigation

Them

* Poor quality materials purchased at discount chain stores
* Poor valve and controller installation
* Poor design of system
* Poor wiring of valves and controller

Us

* Professional series products
* Install valves and controller with all wires coiled
* Designed to properly water all zones

Drainage

Them

* Poor quality materials purchased at discount chain stores
* Poor choice of fittings and pipe
* Poor design

Us

* Professional pipe and fittings
* Fittings are sanitary type that allow water to flow through easily and helps when cleaning out system
* Our design is the best way to remove unwanted water to the front yard

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Plants

Them

* Poor quality of plants
* Poor planting methods
* No guarantee on plants

Us

* Plants purchased at a quality wholesale nursery
* Plants planted in amended soil along with necessary amounts of timed released fertilizer tablets

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