We chose David and his team to tear down and replace a tired old deck, but with a new footprint.
This was not just great workmanship, but actual craftsmanship. The detail and precision of the joints, cuts, spacing of the boards was meticulous. The fact that there are no seams, no uneven gaps, and no screws visible on top of the deck surface is amazing.
The crew showed up each day on time! They wore company logo'd shirts and jackets and had company vehicles. Each day the sawdust and construction mess was cleaned up by sweeping or blowing, all tools were stacked and out of the way, wood was piled up neatly so the area looked clean and tidy each night before they left for the day. There were no remnants of lunch litter or water bottles scattered in the yard. They even had their own portable restroom delivered so there were no muddy boots tracking into our bathroom. That was something that indicates a concern for the workmen by the company. Happy workers are good workers.
We are able to discuss any questions or issues that came up during construction with the team. Since we were installing lighting in the stairs, there were some logistics involved and they were more than happy to help or provide info.
Between the ability to contact David by email or text at any time, I never felt that I was out of the loop on any aspect of the project. One thing that was especially impressive was that the first rain day I received an early morning email confirming that the team would not be on site that day. That NEVER happens! I assumed they wouldn't be working but to get actual notification before the start of the day was above and beyond and very much appreciated.
I can say in complete honesty that this is the first project ever that we felt we got more than what we paid. The price was very fair to begin with, but the additional touches exceeded any expectations. For instance, the lack of surface screws was not something we requested or even thought to ask about. It could have been an option that was brought up as an additional charge, but it was just done, included in the original pricing. Extremely pleasant surprise!
On time each day, and worked full days. If there was a rain day expected, it was communicated.
In summary, this is a company that we can wholeheartedly recommend without any reservation. Estate Scapes will be our go-to for all things landscape or hardscape related. The entire experience was excellent.
I will update with photos shortly.