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5 Tips before Booking your backyard hardscape in Overland Park

So you’ve downloaded the latest app to book your project. After putting in a little info, the app floods you with hundreds of options for contractors. With so many options for your backyard hardscape in Overland Park, you’re probably just wanting to stick to the basics. Who can give me the best bid and start tomorrow?  

GD Services gets dozens of requests like this every day. However, there are so many things that app doesn’t tell you. In the age of instant everything, it’s important to know what to expect when you book a service with a trusted hardscaping contractor. So to clear the air about apps, we’ve put together the top 5 things you need to know before you book your next project.

#1 Patience is a virtue.

When planning your project, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea of enjoying that patio, fire pit, or outdoor kitchen. Because of this, many contractors may prey on your excitement and try to push timetables up or offer to get trucks on the site tomorrow. 

While that may be enough to get you to book right away, we urge you to hold your horses. If a contractor isn’t booked for a few weeks, there’s usually a reason why. We often have to explain wait times after a consultation. But if you ask our clients, they’ll tell you that finding a responsible contractor was worth the wait.

#2 You Get What You Pay For

As you dream about that project, reality may creep in as you think about how much all of this is going to cost. This is where your wallet, your brain, and your heart need to all be on the same page. It may be tempting to opt for the lowest bid for your project, but keep in mind that you’re going to have to live with whatever you get after you invest that money into your home.

We admit it, we may not always be the lowest bid. But when you consider GD Services for your backyard hardscape in Overland Park, you’re investing in your home, your lifestyle and your quality of life. We keep that investment in mind by using the best tools, materials, and techniques in every project. We believe in doing it right, not cheap. 

#3 Look before you leap

Even adults have to do homework. If you’re not doing any research into who will be working on your project, you might wish you did later. As with any project, your backyard hardscape in Overland Park should be done by an ethical, responsible contractor with a solid track record.

Even if we’re not the final decision, we want to educate you as much as possible about feasibility, timelines, and what to expect. We draw from experience in hundreds of projects of all shapes and sizes around Overland Park in every consultation. We make sure you have a clear understanding of your project before the first shovel hits the dirt.

#4 Knowing is half the project

While we educate clients every day about their dream yard, knowing what you want is important as well. This is a great time to draw inspiration from HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, or even from our past projects. We encourage everyone to dream as big as they can. Then work with our professionals to figure out how to get the backyard of your dreams without creating a budget nightmare.

#5 The hidden costs of convenience.

That app you’re using may be free to you, but it takes a lot of money to keep it running. Contractors have to pay thousands of dollars every day to see the hundreds of quotes that come in every day from apps. So while getting a bid may not cost you a dime, it can cost thousands of dollars for a contractor to get you that bid. Thousands of dollars that can translate to the overall cost of your project.

Book your project directly through us.

There are a lot of things to keep in mind when considering any project for your home. So when you’re ready to stop scrolling and get the ball rolling, don’t open the app. Just keep these tips in mind and book your consultation with us! In just a few clicks, you’ll learn why GD Services is the go-to for any backyard hardscape in Overland Park.