Baltimore  Hardscapers

in Baltimore , MD

Hardscaping Reviews in Baltimore

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Once we purchased the Angie's List big deal to have landscaping plans created,
, owner of Outdoor Advantage, contacted us immediately, and made an appointment with us almost right away. He came to our house at the scheduled appointment time, and he engaged in very thoughtful discussion with us about what we were looking for. Right away, we were impressed with how
thought about and approached the problems we were trying to solve. When we started, we were not committed to tackling the job right away--we knew it would be a big job and we were not sure we were ready. But we were so impressed with
that we felt compelled to go forward and felt like we were in good hands (and once we talked with several other people who had work done by Outdoor Advantage, we were sure).

and his team thought through the difficulties of our landscape very carefully and came up with plans that suited our needs and setting perfectly. They worked through the permitting process (which was complicated by the requirements of being in a historical district), did a HUGE demolition job, and built us really beautiful stairs, retaining walls, and walkways.

We had the steps replaced because our old steps were way too steep and the risers were way too high--the steps were painful for everyone who had to go up or down, and they were dangerous. Our house is below street level at the bottom of a steep slope, so no heavy equipment could be gotten down the slope. That made the job more complicated and difficult than usual. They problem solved and handled it all beautifully.

The steps and walls that
and crew built are concrete with stone veneer and blue stone caps. The design fits perfectly with our setting, as do the materials and finish.

's crew showed up when they said they were going to, took great care with their work, and completed everything with impressive skill and workmanship. And every single person who worked at our house was as nice as he could be.

As the job progressed, the design required adjustments that could not have been foreseen. The mason and
were incredibly responsive and wise in their judgments and suggestions all along. Everything turned out even better than we could have imagined (may have turned out better than they imagined too!).

There is not one thing we would change about the process, the work, or the outcome. There is just nothing that would make it better. We are very, very pleased with the work that was done and very pleased with how
does business. We cannot recommend him and his crew highly enough.
- MARY BETH H.
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WOW!
These guys are true professionals, and do amazing work!
If you're looking to have hardscaping work performed, then these are your guys!
The owner was a super nice guy, and came out the same day I called, and gave me a firm fixed price. The gentleman that constructed the wall told me he has been doing hardscape work for over twenty-five years, and it shows!
I highly recommend this company!!!
- Amy H.

Hardscaping reviews in Baltimore

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This review is for the estimate portion of our work, not the landscaping job itself (we went with another company for that and were very pleased).
I contacted
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about coming out for an estimate on our property on October 24th, 2013. We had recently bought a new home, and the yards had been heavily neglected by the previous owners - the yard needed a complete overhaul, and we also wanted to put in a flagstone patio. Although we were not the most expensive job on the block, it was a big investment for us that I would think would be worthy of time and attention (at least $5,000.00 said and done).
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responded quickly and we set up an estimate for the following Sunday, the 27th. His initial response was quite speedy, and I was excited to meet him.
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came that Sunday (as promised) to perform the estimate. He was on time, and it went downhill fast from there. Having already had several estimates done on the property, I had a good idea of what we wanted, which he seemed to take into consideration (however dismissively). However, several red flags came up during the appointment.
First,
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openly criticized our fence - which my husband and I are in the process of doing ourselves. Now, I understand we are not master carpenters, and
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has done many many more fences than us, but it concerned me that he seemed put-off by our "from scratch" approach and suggested we use the cheapo panels from a big box store instead - as he said " it "would be faster and cheaper." He also asked why we sunk the posts 3-4 feet instead of two - when I explained we were concerned about frost heaving and wanted to make sure our work lasted, he again noted that it would have been faster and cheaper to do only two feet. I don't know about you, but while "fast and cheap" are nice, "quality and longevity" are better.
Second,
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advocated that we cut down the
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in the backyard so that we could have open grass. Now, I understand the suggestion - the
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is over 100 years old, and it is huge - it makes a massive mess of leaves and things are hard to grow under it sometimes. However, I quickly let
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know that the
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is my favorite part of the yard, and that part of the reason we bought the house was for this tree - she's a challenge, but she's unspeakably gorgeous when in bloom and I would never chop her down. Despite me immediately noting that cutting down the
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was not an option,
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continued to push, noting how much easier it would be to landscape without the restrictions of the tree, etc.
Third,
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seemed very unwilling to try and get to us in this season (confirmed by number four, below). He noted that even once he got a plan, it would be at least a month before he could do anything at all, and then it would be cold enough that we should wait until next season. Now, I understand there are proper planting times, but other landscapers had tried their best to make this season work, knowing we didn't want to wait until spring to fix the
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wasteland of the backyard. Even those that couldn't do the plantings had said they could at least do the patio/hardscaping elements.
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offered nothing except "next season."
Fourth and finally, as of today's review, I still have NO ESTIMATE. It has been nearly three weeks, and I haven't heard a peep from
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, despite him promising to have me something in a few days. If he didn't want the job, he could have at least told us something so we knew - the lack of response delayed our choosing a different provider, and although we ultimately got everything worked out, I am surprised that
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couldn't even put in the effort to do an estimate. I hate leaving bad reviews (and rarely do at all), but I would not use this provider, and I would not recommend his company.


- Sarah O.
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I wish we called
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Di Fatta before hiring a "basement waterproofer"! And I wish all contractors had
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's (and sons) work ethic.
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promptly returned my first call, and soon thereafter he came by to look at the required work. We initially only wanted him to repoint the masonry but he had the expertise to address the landscaping problem so we decided to do that as well. We are not sorry.
The crew of 2-3 masons came on time each morning, steadily worked away at each wall, and cleaned up before leaving the site. During the masonry portion, a mound of borrow soil was dropped off in our yard. Then
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and others used heavy equipment to strategically place and then compact the soil. We had one change when we added some stone removal work to provide a pass-thru for new ductwork, and they were able to easily and professionally accommodate this during the other work.
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and his team rendered the new french drain/sump pump system as redundant (installed by another contractor) . Since the masonry and regrading project was completed, we have only used that system when rinsing the floors before painting them.
Masonry work is not cheap; it's labor-intensive and a dying art. We got other quotes that were in the same ballpark for the masonry work, so we know
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's price was fair (even if it seemed high). I would not hesitate to use S. Di Fatta and Sons again.
- ANNE S.
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When
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came out to give us an estimate on a landscaping project, we asked him to provide an estimate for the installation of a veneer stone for the back wall of our home. We received both proposals and accepted them.
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instructed us to research what stone we wanted and as long as he could get it, installation would not be an issue (it was nice to know we were not limited in what style, etc, of stone we could choose from). My husband and I found the stone we liked online and informed
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. Within a few days
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responded that he would be able to get the veneer although there was a price difference between his estimate and what we picked out. The difference was reasonable so we went for it. Once the stone was available,
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made an appointment to have it installed. His staff arrived on time and was very courteous and professional. They respected our home and cleaned up after themselves. The wall was completed in two days and was absolutely beautiful. We loved it so much, we are going to have veneer installed on the front. Thanks
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and staff. You can tell
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takes pride in his business!
- David H.
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We couldn't be happier with the work
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and his crew did in our yard. As you can tell from the list above, there was a lot that needed to be done on our property. All of the large plants were in desperate need of pruning, and all of the beds were overgrown with weeds and crab grass. After reading the glowing reviews, we contacted
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via his company's website. He responded the next day and scheduled the estimate. He arrived right on time for the estimate, and we walked around the yard discussing the project. We felt at ease talking with him and appreciated his advice. He listed to our needs and didn't try to offer us more than we needed or wanted. He quoted a price that same day, and we were surprised by how reasonable the cost was, considering the amount of work to be done. We accepted his bid a few days later and scheduled a day for the work. On the scheduled day,
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arrived with two helpers. They got right to work and worked hard the entire day. They accomplished more in one day than my husband and I could have accomplished in a month. They cleaned up throughout the day, and when they were done there was no
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that they had even been at the house, except of course for the amazing landscaping! Everything looks wonderful. The only thing I regret is not having taken before and after photos to really show the transformation.
We recommend
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without reservation. We will certainly use him again in the future and are already discussing possible new projects.


- Erin R.
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home for the work to done. The workers arrived on time. They were finished in the time frame that they promised and cleaned up. The remaining landscaping (top soil and grass seed) was completed within two days. We are very satisfied with the result and with dealing with Outdoor Advantage. We would use them again.
- Barbara M.
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Once they started it was amazing.
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was courteous, present in person whenever needed and his crew was polite, pleasant and respectful. They were courteous to our neighbor (our work required relocating the fence on his side).
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even made sure that shrubs our neighbor had were carefully removed and replanted after he was done. Our neighbor was so impressed he took
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's contact information from me.

As the work progressed, I asked him to do additional things including replacing a rickety wooden fence with a safer, city-specified required black aluminum fence that made our backyard much nicer. When I asked him to go back and move it and push down so that our toddler couldn't crawl under it, he did it without a problem. I then asked him to add expansion joints between our concrete slabs and to remove broken wooden panels and nails and to dispose of the old fence, he did it all in record time. After all that (retaining wall, hardscaping, fence and some other little things here and there), his total bill was ~$20,000!!!! Which was a fraction of what the other company wanted. To top it all, his crew cleaned out the leaves from our backyard (no small feat since we have a lot of trees in the back and it was early December).

I will definitely ask him to do the rest if the wall when it needs to be done and will recommend him to anyone else.
- Samer E.
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Did not come when promised. Planted defective plants and did not replace them . Promised to extend the warranty (in writing) and did not honor it.
- Linda F.
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was amazing - responsive, professional, prompt, open to negotiation, and he made interesting and pleasing design/aesthetic suggestions for redoing the beds. The day of the work, he arrived on time. Just he and one other crew member worked about 4 hours and beautifully completed the job, including thorough clean-up. Digging around in the garden, they found the broken out piece from one of our old concrete steps and they even offered to do what they could with materials at hand to make a repair to the step - completely unplanned, but very appreciated! I was very pleased and will definitely ask him to do more work in the spring when it's time to install some permanent plantings.
- Gretchen W.
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BRY'S LAWNCARE & LANDSCAPING

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BUDDING BRANCH LANDSCAPE & DESIGN

14900 TRIADELPHIA RD
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C & S LAWN CARE LLC

2022 Maria Ct.
Forest Hill, MD

C&G Masonry

4607 Winding Stone Cir
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C2 Crane & Tree Service

4229 Hanover Pike
Manchester, MD

Calvert Handyman & Home Improvement, LLC

4906 OLD WILLOWS RD
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Cape Landscape Contractors

1222 Mt.pleasant Dr.
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Capital Builders

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Carroll Brothers Contracting

228 State St
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CARROLL LANDSCAPING INC

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Carzon stone & Horticulture

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