What to Expect When You are Expecting-A Patio

This is a very special moment in your life. It is a privilege and something that maybe you have worked hard for and enjoyed doing so, or maybe this is something that caught you by surprise. Regardless, there are many questions about the unknowns of “patio-ing”.


So, how should you prepare for your upcoming patio?


Fortunately, you don’t have to attend any Lamaze classes or read lengthy books with graphic descriptions to get prepared as an expectant patio purchaser. We made it easy for you and summed up the process in 593 words; lending you the time to do more enjoyable activities.

Step 1: Call or Contact Online


It all starts with a phone call, or if you are in a hurry and can’t talk, you can fill-out an online inquiry form.


Step 2: Visit Our Showroom


Once you have scheduled a consultation, we recommend visiting our showroom to view our materials and products. You will also have an opportunity to speak to a designer on-site. This helps accelerate the planning and quoting process and it’s an awesome way to see the potential in your future patio.

Step 3: Consultation On-Site


One of our favorite parts of the whole process is visiting the home of the patio-to-be. There, we will take additional measurements and view the land to produce a proposal more accurately. After our visit, we will send you a quote within 48 hours, unless special pricing is required. In this case, our Project Manager will tell you when you should expect to receive the quote.


For information on digital renderings and design, check out our blog, Digitally Divine. This gives an excellent overview of the design process.


After sending our quote, we will follow up with you to make sure that you have received the proposal and to clarify any additional questions.


Of course, at any time in this process, we encourage you to call us with anything you need.

Step 4: Contract Signing


After everything is reviewed, additional changes made, and materials verified, you are ready to sign the contract! Congratulations! One step closer to patio perfection!


We will then send you a tentative work schedule.


Step 5: Project Scheduled


It is now time to secure any necessary permits, place the Miss Utility Ticket and order material. What is a Miss Utility Ticket? Its name comes from the original 1971 advertising campaign that prompted Virginians to “miss the utilities, call “Miss Utility” before you dig”. Basically, someone will need to come out and mark location of any underground utilities.


Once we have the go ahead, we will schedule your project! We will also send a short questionnaire that confirms the details and materials for your project and outlines what to expect during installation.