You should always be telling your prospect exactly what they are going to get and the benefits to them of using your product and service. You can also mention guarantees and service quality, follow ups, extras and so on. If you tell me that it’s $55,000 for my new bathroom, spa and outdoor deck, with no other details, I’m going to worry. Where did you get that figure from? It doesn’t give me the impression that you are a true professional.

There are many different types of hardwood flooring out there, buy this should be simple if you hire a professional, just show your contractor where it goes.

Have the pictures of the deck contractor been taken and built by the company? Ensure that you get to see something you like, that has been built by the company. Remember, a picture is just that, it maybe displaying another company’s handiwork. If it looks good in the brochure, ask to speak to the owner to get a recommendation. If you can see it, it will be worth it.

If the deckboards are made from stable timber like heat modified softwood, cedar or ipe hardwood you will be able to use trimhead finishing screws which have a very small head and so virtually disappear on the surface. Nailing is quicker and cheaper but due to natural movements in timber they will not hold as firmly as screws and the structure and boards will become loose. Nailing down deckboards will also have a tendency to split the wood and damage the surface.

OK you have your blueprint that you are your wife agree upon. Lets just say the home you choose is a ranch style home with a front two car garage, and a full daylight basement at the rear of home. The type of land you will be looking for should slope away from the road or has a relatively flat spot and then slope toward the rear. The slope toward the rear is important for your basement.

Note: Before your grader packs up and gets out of town make sure everything is the way you want it. Moving heavy equipment around is costly and you do not want to pay to remove a couple of trees, or maybe a dead tree that was missed. Double check the foundation measurements sometimes contractors make mistakes.

The other way is to find a single, reputable dealer you trust and buy from them. This can drive your shipping and handling costs down significantly, even if your per-card costs are not always lower. It also can save you a lot of time. Stores are often better on customer service than individuals if something is wrong with your order.