“recommendations for contractors who do pavers (and maybe fences)”

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“My wife and I are planning to get rid of our concrete carport and have pavers installed, and we are looking for recommendations for good people/companies who do this type of work (I’ve seen a few previous PoP posts about DIY paver projects, but we won’t be doing this ourselves). Anyone?”

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  • HaileUnlikely

    Are you planning to do this work through the DC RiverSmart Homes program? If so, unless things have changed, they have a list of approved contractors, and I believe you have to use one of them in order to be eligible for the rebate.

    • I just had my RiverSmart audit done yesterday, and it seems like there’s a pretty decent chunk of change to be saved by working through that program. I’d recommend it if you haven’t already looked into it.

  • I recommend First Impression Hardscapes (firsthardscapes.com).
    Not sure about the fence, but they do pavers – including permeable pavers.

    • Since you’re removing a impervious parking pad, definitely talk to DC DOEE before you start work. I had an audit through DC’s riversmart program, they guided me through the process, and First Impression’s was able to install pervious pavers for us. They did a great job, and helped me through the process, also. Around $5k total for 250 sq ft. The refund was higher than expected also. http://doee.dc.gov/service/riversmart-homes-pervious-pavers.
      Also a best practice… with any contractor, especially when I’m not going to be at home during the project, I’ve written in their Statements of Work that they will take digital pictures during the project and post them to dropbox or google drive throughout the project. A contractor did that for me a few years back, and it was really nice to see the documentation of the issues they encountered during the project and the work as it progressed. Everyone has a smartphone nowadays, and good contractors will gladly do this because it gives reassures their customers in the quality of their work.

    • we used first impressions at hour house in petworth. samew thing. got rid of concrete pad and put in permeable pavers and planters, greensapce, etc. they also rebuilt a new fence for us. The best thing is they handled all of the riversmart rebates, permitting, etc. we got a good chuck of change back from DC.

  • If you go with an iron fence- J&L Ornamental Iron Works does an excellent job

  • Just had a good experience with Tenleytown Landscapes (tenleyscapes.com) who put in a paver patio and a flagstone walkway at our house

    • How much did it cost you, and how big was the patio?

      • Just over 250 sq. ft upgraded pavers, plenty of leveling of the area and the flagstone walkway out to the back gate for about 6500

  • I’m looking into a similar project. Anyone have a ballpark sense of the return on investment for replacing a concrete parking pad with pavers?

  • I hired two guys from Home Depot to plant 3 emerald trees in my backyard and while doing so I shared my interests of having a brick patio. Two days later I had a 15×15 paver patio. $1700.00 including all materials. They dug up the existing sod, laid gravel, packed in sand etc- thorough job!

  • We love Sal’s Contractor Corp. http://www.salscontractor.com. He did a fence for us and screened in our front porch. I’m sure he can do pavers too. We’re going to have him redo our two story garage soon. Great guy, great work, and reasonable price.

  • I used Custom Stonescaping for my house in DC. They are RiverSmart approved and were great to work with. I had a a lot of work contracted through them and they handled all the permits and even finished ahead af schedule. http://customstonescaping.com/

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