Posted by: JLS
on Jun 6, 2009
Tagged in: Takoma Park
, Stone Work
, Silver Spring
, Paver Patios
, Landscaping Service
, interlocking concrete pavement institute
, icpi certified
, Chevy Chase
, certified paver contractor
When deciding which contractor will install your paver patio, driveway, or walkway, consider a number of factors.
Be sure to ask the contractor’s representative about the past performance of the company with regard pavers, and ask for client referrals as well. Make certain that the pictures provided are pictures resulting from the actual work of the contractor. Every contractor has catalogues of EP Henry or Belgard installed pavers, and those are very necessary for clients to decide type and color of their pavers. However, ensure that on their website and in their portfolios they provide pictures of actual work.
Another differentiating factor is whether or not the contractor is “certified” through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. The paver installers at Johnson’s Landscaping Service, Inc. went through days of classroom and hands-on training at the institute, culminating in an assessment at the end of the class. Depending on the results of this assessment, the installers are certified through the institute. The company then chooses to become part of the institute, thereby ensuring that any future paver installations will be according to the code and standards set by the institute.
By ensuring your contractor is a certified paver installer, you are ensuring that your patio, driveway, and walkway will be built right, and built to last.
Posted by: JLS
on Mar 17, 2009
Johnson's Landscaping Service has taken this off-season as an opportunity to train our excellent crews, management, and designers.
Our maintenance and stone masonry crew leaders were put through rigorous training to enhance their knowledge and perfect their skills. The attendees of this seminar are excited to put their newly acquired skills to work in the field.
Because of the increasing popularity of paver walkways and patios, our stone mason crew leaders participated in an installation certification program. This winter the crew leaders became certified interlocking concrete paver installers (ICPI). This certification ensures that the pavers are installed correctly and adhere to the manufactures' guidelines.
Several members of our skilled design team attended the a winter landscape workshop. The designers gained knowledge in the areas of biodiversity in our landscapes, use of native species, and enhancement of our outdoor lifestyles. These issues are integral in developing sustainable landscapes.
Finally, Johnson's Landscaping Service's leadership team took an opportunity to enhance their management techniques. Our management is dedicated to improving our communication with our customers and staff. As we strive to provide the best service possible to our customers, we will continue to train and educate our staff on the latest techniques and products available.