Alberta Kirkland Backyard November 17th, 2018 - 01:23:24
I'm here with started the concept we started with, which is kind of unusual. We didn't rebuild your retaining wall. What we focused on was eliminating the need for a retaining wall, but cutting your budget nearly half. By doing so, I feel like we killed two birds with one stone. Not only did we save this area of our home and the retaining wall, but we also gained a backyard which is gonna value to our home. So we're very pleased with that. We'Ve got the 20 feet here of extra backyard by about a hundred feet long, which is massive every time that you go out to view a project. I want you to train yourself to automatically generate three unique options for that particular site.
The first will typically be just reinstalling what has already been done, you're going to evaluate the existing design, see its strengths, look at its flaws and then give an estimate generate a quote to redo that project. The second option is going to usually be a modification of the original design, with improvements and with changes. So all the weaknesses, all of the flaws of that original design are going to be eliminated and the projects going to be updated, that's option. Two. The third option is going to be something completely unique. It should have absolutely no reflection of what is already in place. I want to say that's all guys very efficient, they're very professional, made a giant amount of progress in two days yesterday. They had just left to shift and they worked my Colcord doing it. Well, I think a big part of success is our new operator. We have is that right, yeah Lavery, and why that's outrageous? Oh, he's a he's, a teacher. Look at him. Go he's moving. I love it. Tim was saying he was out here for an hour and a half watching the ice them watch them constantly and I'm the same. You know I've had to take PTO off work this week because I've just been watching them work. If you can, when you learn to look at a project and give three unique options, you open the door to possibilities for yourself as a contractor and possibilities for the customer to be able to potentially afford a project that may otherwise be out of their reach. The unfortunate truth is these: customers purchased a home in the middle of winter.
The backyard was covered in snow and they had no idea of understanding what their backyard actually looked like when springtime came around. What they found was they had a backyard filled with failing retaining walls. That's where the three option rule came in. We looked at the existing retaining walls and priced those out the Prada, the project some came to over 40 thousand dollars. When we came to the third option, that's when we had the golden ticket. The idea was, instead of installing retaining walls at all we're going to eliminate every retaining wall on the site and instead, we're gonna create gentle slopes. We're also gonna import enough fill soil that we can give this customer a flat yard off from the back of their deck for the first time ever yeah because we want to, we really want to do. Are we want to level this whole? This whole backyard off then, as we come to the treeline, we're going to create a slope going down right to the toe of the treeline. When you compare and contrast the cost on a price per square foot for an engineered retaining wall, because the walls would have had to be seven to eight feet, tall engineering, geogrid reinforcement in the soil permits through the city, the cost would have been almost double of. What I could do for just bringing in structural fill soil up and grating it over to the over the site and creating gentle hills down into their backyard instead of having a retaining wall that they would never see what they did get was a flat backyard. A sliding hill that we installed for their kids, that they could safely go down and have a path going into the woods.