Before considering any brick paver project it is important to have a plan which will require researching potential contractors, design ideas and the permitting process. The first and quite possibly the most important step in any brick paver project is hiring the RIGHT contractor. It is very important to hire a contractor that is properly licensed and insured. Hiring an improperly licensed contractor is not only illegal but can also end up being a very costly mistake. You can verify a contractor’s license at the following websites:
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It is also very important to research the reputation of a contractor you are considering hiring. Always check online reviews from sources such as Google, Better Business Bureau, Yelp, Houzz, Angie’s List, Home Advisor, and Facebook. Also, don’t hesitate to ask for references and examples of their recent work.
Make sure that your contractor adheres to the proper permitting and approval requirements. Some communities are regulated by homeowners associations referred to as HOA’s. It is often necessary to get HOA approval to install brick pavers. You may also be required to obtain a permit within your municipality depending on the type of project. It is possible for a homeowner to pull their own “owner/builder” permit, however the homeowner would still be legally required to use a properly licensed contractor to perform any of the work that would not be directly supervised by the homeowner.
Once you have done your due diligence by researching brick paver contractors and have decided to get a free estimate from us, we will schedule an on-site consultation with a sales representative/project manager. Your representative will analyze the site conditions, discuss the details of your design ideas and determine the overall outcome you wish to achieve from the project. Next, they will provide the necessary brochures to showcase the different shapes, colors, patterns and types of products available for your project. Finally, they will gather the necessary measurements and details to determine the procedures and requirements necessary to complete the project. Shortly after the initial consultation, a formal proposal will be provided to you outlining the details and scope of work to be performed. Ongoing support and consultation will also be provided to help answer any questions that may arise and to help you with the decision-making process.
Should you decide that you would like to move forward with the project, the projected start date could range anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks or more. Most paver manufacturers typically require 3 to 6 weeks to produce standard pavers, whereas some of the less common or specialty pavers can have lead times of up to 10 weeks or even more. Also, permits may require anywhere from 3 to 10 weeks to be approved and issued depending on the complexity of the job, and the municipality and departments involved with the application process. For repairs and smaller jobs that do not require permitting and require brick pavers that may be in stock, there will be a much shorter lead time. Sometimes as little as 1 or 2 weeks.
Triple M Brick Pavers is a licensed brick paver contractor in Palm Beach County, Martin County and Broward County. We have been in business since 1997 and are well respected and well known throughout South Florida. We are familiar with a plethora of HOA communities and understand the permitting requirements and processes.