Madison Patio Pavers

in Madison, WI

104
Patio Pavers are
in Madison

32
Patio Pavers in Madison
are top rated

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Rated by
Josh M.
"I hired Nick
to plow the driveway and parking lot of my commercial building in the winter of 2012. I called him in December 2013 to find out if he wanted to" continue to plow it in 2013. He never called me back. I saw him plowing the driveway and parking lot next door to my building one day and I asked if we wanted to continue to do mine. He said yes and he plowed the driveway and parking lot that day. During the next snowfall I cleared the snow from the driveway and I left him a message telling him that I still needed the parking lot plowed. He did not plow the lot and he did not return my call. I know a lot of folks don't check their voice mail, so I sent him a text message. No response. I ended up clearing the lot myself with a snow blower. Two voice mail messages, two text messages and two messages through his website later and I have still not heard from him. He did a god job last year, but I need a contractor who will return my calls.
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Teel H.
"I was extremely impressed with the work ethic, knowledge, care and professionalism of everyone who worked on the project over the week they were here. These guys know what they're" doing!During demolition, there was very little room to maneuver the bobcats between the wall being torn down and my neighbor's garage and deck, but these guys were pros all the way. They also left a clean work site every night, which was no easy task.The employees who built the new wall did an incredible job that required a lot of hand-digging and absolute accuracy to make sure the new wall stayed inside my property line. They also incorporated an attractive curve and steps that show creativity and pride of workmanship. I added some landscaping to the original project and I'm very pleased with the way they planted the trees (to make sure they were aesthetically pleasing) and regraded and mulched one side of the house. The final price was in keeping with the estimate and with the price
quoted me as I added the landscaping. Overall, I'd give
's an A+ (which I don't hand out easily).
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Rated by
Kate W.
"Overall, it was a perfect experience! From start to finish the process was smooth and a complete success. This was our first time using
as I found them on Angie's" List, and the reviews here are accurate.
was our landscape architect and from the 3 different bids and plans I received, he listened the most closely to what I wanted and for all that the plan included by far it was the best price and certainly the most creative.
was very responsive to questions and modified the plan as necessary to fit our budget. Another aspect that we appreciated is that they have a big crew, so the project didn't drag on and on for weeks...they were done with the grading and hardscaping within 3 days.
was our foreman and he kept us informed of their progress and made great suggestions. We have done several building and landscaping projects in the past (on different homes) and
provides truly excellent service...we will definitely be using them again!

Local Articles in Madison

Some of the most common small hardscape projects include patio stones, sidewalks and retaining walls.

Hardscaping

Creating a unique look for your yard means more than just cut grass, trimmed shrubbery and pretty flowers. Hardscaping, the creation of any man-made structures on your lawn, is just as crucial for overall appearance.

Grab a broom and sweep the dirt and debris off of your paving stones as often as you can. (Photo courtesy of Go Pavers)
Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers

Pavers are low maintenance. Keep your paver walkway or patio clean with regular sweeping and some soap and water. Use a sealer to keep pavers looking like new.

Pay close attention to detail when landscaping with rocks and boulders.  (Photo courtesy of Carol Signore)
Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers

Rocks and boulders can add the final touch to your landscape. They can provide seating, work as steps or retaining walls, and help define plant beds.

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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvement projects.

Pavers offer a wide range of design possibilities for driveways, says Starr. (Photo by Go Pavers)
Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers

Pavers offer versatility and individual style for driveways and paths. They can be adjusted or replaced more easily than concrete and provide better drainage.

Inspiration & Ideas

outdoor living space with outdoor fireplace

Angie's Answers

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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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One of the more difficult issues facing you will be making sure you compare apples 'n apples while understanding the differences between apples 'n oranges.

Some things common to all:

How far from your (water) meter pit to the home?

Do you know what sort of water pressure you have?

Those two questions sortta drive the rest.  How many sprinklers you have is a piece of the puzzle but it is lower on the issues list than how much water pressure and gallons per minute of flow (gpm) you have.  Knowing the water pressure and gpm coming to the house is important because it is the info divided by the flow rate of the heads to tell you how many you can run at a time.

 That, plus the number of heads it takes to cover your yard will let them decide on how many zones to cut the yard into (each zone is X number of heads that run at the same time).

Will the different estimates be for systems that are all parts from a single manufaturer or will it be a collection of brands?  Some will tell you that the parts (controller, back-flow, heads and even specific heads) are better from different manufacturers while others will tell you that all from a single manufacturer will give you an optimized system.

And, are the contractors equally certified?  Not only education and experience but certifications from the various manufacturers who's parts they want to use.  And, will their installations be the same?  Will they open trenches all around your yard and be a week getting the stuff layed, connected and back-filled?  Or, will they pull the flexible pipe and be in 'n out in one day with water flowing to cover their intrussion before they leave that day?

Will your system need to be blown out with pressurized air at the end of the season to avoid winter freeze and bursts or will it drain automagically?

I know, I took your simple question and made it hard.

When I bought my system about 9 years ago, I had a variety of estimates and the differences sortta fell into the mess I listed above.  The low estimate was a person who seemed to be from the "get it in the ground and fix it later" school.

The highest estimate was from someone who seemed more concerned about my yard and the final result than I was.  The low person was using parts 'n pieces from a variety of manufacturers.  The high person was certified by the company that made all the parts he was wanting to use and he carried a fairly high rating from them for his past performance..  He would vary for me if I wanted but he had sound reasons from the controller to each of the heads as to why he preferred his "brand".

It doesn't look like you are a member of Angie's List.  Given the size of the investment you are looking at, this might be a great time to join and see how others in your community have rated the contractors you are considering or if there is one you should add to your list. 

My yard is between 12 and 15,000 square feet less the house, deck, two mini-barns and it is interrupted with a number of blocking (blocks the stream of water) evergreens and planting beds.

The low estimate I had was about $2,500 and would take three days to put in from the time they began to trench.  I don't recall how many heads he wanted to put in but if it was off, he'd be able to put another anyplace and tie it to the nearest zone to give me good coverage.  Uh, this was the get it in the ground 'n adjust later person.

The high estimate I had was around $4,500.  This proposal was for seven active zones each having 5 to 7 heads.  There was enough capacity (extra zone controllers and space within the system controller) built in to add drip irrigation at a later date for the planting beds without having to replace anything.  He drew the entire yard and gave me a copy with the heads marked showing the "throw" of each and the overlap he built in to avoid any missed areas.  And, they wanted to arrive in the morning and leave that evening with the system watering to cover their tracks throughout the yard.  One day and they would not leave until it was working as advertised!

I took the high estimate.  I have a neighbor who bought from the other folks.  Both of us are happy.  He is really happy because each time he calls his company for adjustments or corrections (yep, they got it in the ground and are still putzing with it) they are out within the week, they are really easy to do business with and their service calls' costs haven't gone up a whole bunch.

Sorry, you can't look at the price and divide by X number of heads and have a fair comparison.

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1) IF you are talking the root crown - the portion where it is not one solid truck or "bole", but still a solid or near-solid mass of roots coming off the base of the trunk, then that has to come out on way or another. Typically, once you get beyond about a 3 foot circle then you are in the radial portion of the roots where they spread out laterally, and are a foot or more apart, and new roots can grow in that area fro the new tree OK. Of course, be prepared to have to trim some volunteers so the old tree can't come back, and be sure to fertilize the new tree per recommendations because the old roots will still be trying to extract water and food from the soil to support the tree that they do not yet realize is gone. Do NOT put stump killer or poison in the old tree - will kill new one too.

2) The proper commercial way to do this is to have the entire root crown and larger roots removed with a stump grinder - looks like this -

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You need a tree service that can grind down at least two feet below ground level and remove the root crown and larger root segments. If you hve large roots running laterally quite a ways, he can grind them up too - ditto to "trippers" sticking up above ground. Just be sure to have it clear (spray painted) upfront how far he is going for what he quoted - typically about $150 for tree up to 1-2 feet in diameter, up to $500 for a massive sycamore or walnut or cottonwood or redwood with 6 foot diameter crown. While you can rent stump grinders at tooll rental places, I REALLY do not recommend it - the rental ones you can afford to rent for one use are pretty light duty, and they can chew a person up in no time flat if you lose control when it snags in the wood or hits a rock.

3) Another way is to go out to where the massive roots taper off to something you can reasonable cut - say 4-6 inches in diameter, and cut them all in a circle around the stump, then with a come-along or CAREFULLY (not more than a few hundred pounds) with a vehicle with a trailer hitch, put a steady pull on a good rope or strap or chain in a shallow notch cut around the top of the stump (so it does not pop off easy), then while it is being rotated up out of the ground walk around and cut any root you see still attached or trying to lift out of the ground. This works much better if the stump is left about 4-6 feet high so you get some real leverage on it with the pull, but if already cut down short run chain or strap over the top of it and around a large root on the far side of the stump. I use a Sawzall with foot long coarse tooth wood cutting blade for this - goes through roots really fast, and blade is only $1 or so apiece so ruining one or two hitting rocks is no big thing, and also reaches in under the stump better and safer than an axe. I helped a neighbor take out a back yard full of birches this way - took us about half a day to remove about 15 trees with about 6 foot diameter circle of crown and roots, leaving holes about 1-2 feet deep where each tree was. Remember this - whichever way you use to take it out, you will need maybe 1-5 wheelbarrow loads of good growth medium to replace the divot. 

4) Cheaper route - cut off flush with ground level (or leave some stickup as a planter or stool or feeder base or whatever), and plant new tree at least 4 feet away from old crown, in a spot between the old roots.

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'Reasonable' is one of those words that means wildly divergent things to different people.  Check with your local high school to see if they have  any sort of agricultural program.  If yes, perhaps someone in that program could help you.  Being a landscaper myself, I must say it sounds like you want something that is - first and foremost - cheap.   This is NOT the best way to look for any service.  You would be better served looking for 'competant' than with 'cheap'.  The nicer you want your flowerbed to look, the more important it is to find someone who REALLY knows what they are doing.

Hardscaping reviews in Madison

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The overall experience was excellent. The price was good, because that kind of service is expensive in general. They were punctual, responsive, and professional. They were courteous. I would use this provider again.
- Harriet T.
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The area was not properly graded away from the house prior to installing the pavers as was discussed prior to installation. Patio is not level, contains dips. Where patio
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meets a gate, the pavers were not secured in any fashion, and would move around and drop over the
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. They were called back and fixed it somewhat, but still not graded properly and still contains dips though less so. They put a concrete strip in to secure the
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pavers at the gate. The concrete cracked over the winter and some of the other pavers have sunk in a little. Will have to apply more setting sand, too.
- Cindy G.
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We first contacted three people for bids and based on the quality of the bid we chose
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. What impressed us the most was that they were prompt in returning calls and also developed a plan that was more than the bare minimum we asked for - without being beyond our targeted budget.
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was great at helping design the patio to be both functional and look like more than just a square brick patio, suggested several plants, and also suggested areas where we could save on costs. After signing the contract it took ~2-3 weeks for work to start and everything went smoothly. They did a great job and cleaned up the yard very well after all of the work. we've been happily enjoying our yard for the last month - worth every penny.
- Brian F.
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We met with
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several times. We had detailed plans that we gave him to bid out the project. We visited his previous work. His personality and demeanor are excellent. He gave us a bid that was very competitive and we decided to use him. He asked for a 50% deposit but while we checked his references, one suggested that we should 'pay as we go' because he had a problem with time management. So I negotiated a 'pay as you go' payment arrangement and he ordered the materials and began the job. He originally told us that it would take 6 weeks to complete the project. He works primarily alone but at times one or two others did help him. He worked long hours, sometimes for early AM til 8, 9 or 10 PM! While we were well into the job, the days he worked on our project became sporadic, sometimes working only Fri, Sat and Sun. It seemed that things were going well until early August (now about 3 weeks into the project) when he was absent for about 3 weeks. He stated that he was doing some work for a contractor on homes he was finishing! When work continued it was mainly on the weekends; we were now 8 weeks into the project and things were slowing down. The
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and arbor were holding things up and we started hearing plausible and implausible excuses. Fortunately, I was paying as he went and I stayed ahead of him and began to set goals before the payment went to him. (Throughout the whole process the quality of the work was custom and excellent.) We dragged into Sept and then into Oct with painful slowness and some doubt on my part that the project would be completed. Lots of phone calls, lots of excuses, slow and slower work. We were now getting into Thanksgiving time and the slow work continued...but remember, the work remained excellent. Now it was getting cold and the work continued. Very cold and some flurries were in the air; it is now December, nearly 6 months from the start (remember, this was a six week project). The final work and most of the cleanup were done right before the first snow and that was the end of the project for 2008! I stilled owed several thousand dollars and paid half by January and suggested that in the spring of 2009 when the 'punch list' was complete, I would pay the final $1,000. that didn't happen until April 2009. We absolutely love our new hardscaping, but need therapy for all the angst that
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caused us.
- Kay R.
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Fantastic, clearly the best contractors we've ever used on any type of home improvement/repair project. Extremely responsive and cordial, always willing to offer helpful advice and tips. At every step of the way it was obvious they wanted to do the best job possible for us. I saw the
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crew installing the patio and re-grading the back yard and their speed and professionalism was amazing. This was without a doubt the best investment we've made in our home.
- Kent B.
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They spread the work out over the entire summer, so as to attend to their nursery, but we understood that the work would be done on an as available basis and accepted that. We were not seeking fast, but rather a work of art and that's what we got. We have also been to their nursery to choose additional plants and they are of the highest quality and include a broad and lively assortment.
- Henry S.
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It went well! One neighbor was walking his dog and stopped by and talked to me about the driveway because his driveway needed some repair. I was very pleased with the timeliness and neatness of the work. It looks great and the landscaping looks super too!
- Teresa J.

All Patio Pavers in Madison, WI

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1 Matthews Lawn & Landscaping

6178 Portage Rd
De Forest

A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN

592 HILLCREST LA
Brooklyn

A L LTD Landscaping

6602 Grand Teton Plaza
Madison

A&E Construction and Remodeling, LLC

1737 Park Street
Middleton

A&E Outdoor Service LLC.

1325 E Academy St
Stoughton

A-1 Landscaping

2864 Bailey Rd.
Sun Prairie

Acer Landscaping LLC

3649 Dawes St
Madison

Advanced Outdoor Services

673 Nygaard St
Stoughton

Affordable Concrete Construction

162 Jones St.
Sun Prairie

Ageless Concrete LLC

5518 County Rd CV
Madison

all seasons

6439 Grandview Rd
Verona

All-Tranzmission Services LLC

931 Stewart St
Madison

Alonso Landscape Service LLC

PO Box 46008
Madison

Althafer Construction LLC

203 Lathrop St
Madison

Avant Gardening and Landscaping Inc

3055 Siggelkow Rd
Mc Farland

Ballweg Landscaping

Cottage Grove

Barnes Inc

6433 Nesbitt Rd
Madison

Bioscapes LLC

813 Grove St.
Sun Prairie

Blair Lawn & Landscape Inc

3030 Gateway Pl
Madison

BLUE IRIS LANDSCAPING

2210 ETON RDG
Madison

Blue River Landscapes LLC

970 Hain Rd
Edgerton

Blue River Landscaping

970 Hain Rd
Edgerton

Brian Schmidt Enterprises, LLC

7273 Lodi Springfield Road
Lodi

Bur Oak Landscapes

6117 Monona Dr
Madison

C M Larsen

PO Box 127
Stoughton

Circle B, Inc

6402 Loftus Rd
De Forest

Complete Lawn & Garden Service

5227 County Road CC
Oregon

CORNERSTONE DESIGNS INC

PO BOX 620506
Middleton

Curb Appeal Madison

504 Hillcrest Dr
Waunakee

Earthly Landscapes

445 Blankenheim Lane
Sun Prairie

Earthscape Curb & Mulch LLC

3804 Vinburn Rd
De Forest

Earthscapes Inc

6647 Hwy TT.
Marshall

Ell's Masonry

829 Henrietta St
Wausau

Fertile Earth

1446 Jenifer St
Madison

Franz Landscaping

4823 Hwy Q
Waunakee

Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes LLC

5284 Lacy Rd
Fitchburg

Good Oak Ecological Services

205 Walter St.
Madison

Greaves Enterprises

513 Nygaard Street
Stoughton

Green Lawn LLC.

322 Greig Trl
Stoughton

Greenscapes LLC

4633 Highway 138
Oregon

Habitats

2940 Waubesa Ave
Madison

HANNAH'S GARDENS INC

7164 CLOVER HILL DR
Waunakee

Herman Landscape Service Inc

6606 Seybold Rd
Madison

House Doctors MD Inc.

W8024 Morse Rd.

Hurley's New Lawns

13838 Townsend Rd.
Evansville

JC Premier Seal

PO BOX 8533
Madison

JSM Consulting

8383 Greenway Blvd
Middleton

K & M MEISTER'S TREE SVC

W11924 COUNTY ROAD V
Lodi

KEI

824 East Rawson Avenue
Oak Creek

Kevin J Check Designs

404 Frost Woods Rd
Madison

Kirch Excavating Service LLC

5145 Ziegler Rd
Waunakee

Kittleson Landscape Inc

10486 County ID
Blue Mounds

lakeside landscaping

123 Elm St
Oregon

Landscape Designs Inc

5434 Dahlen Dr
Madison

LL Landscaping

N1016 Lake Drive
Edgerton

LPM Services LLC

Bristol St
Middleton

M J LANDSCAPES INC

P.O. Box 309
Lake Mills

Mad City Landscape LLC

1237 Saint Albert the Great Dr
Sun Prairie

Maintenance Services Of Madison

1022 N Sherman Ave
Madison

manthe lawn care llc

7673 Wernick rd.
Deforest

Maple Leaf Inc

2416 Spring Rose Rd
Verona

Marvin's Brick Pavers

313 W. Beltline Hwy.
Madison

Massey's Landscaping LLP

7156 Brassco Ln
Verona

McKay Nursery Company

750 S Monroe St
Waterloo

Melter Masonry & Construction

7718 N Yahara Rd
De Forest

MESSNER LANDSCAPE INC

325 COUNTY ROAD MM
Brooklyn

Moyer's Inc.

936 Starr School Rd
Stoughton

Nicholas Solutions

1131 Sherman Ave
Madison

Norland Landscape

6063 Hogan Rd
Waunakee

O'Ryans LLC

4606 Cody Ln
Madison

Olson Toon Landscaping Inc

3570 Pioneer Road
Verona

Property Image LLC

PO Box 44181
Madison

Quantum Express Network

5540 Gerend Rd.
Waunakee

Ralston Exteriors

PO BOX 620186
Middleton

Rock County Fence & Deck

1220 McKinley Ave
Beloit

S & S Construction

823 W. Conant St.
Portage

Schingen Landscape

2110 Allen Bvld
Middleton

Schonheit Gardens

3577 Bailey Rd.
Sun Prairie

Schulenberg Enterprises

101 N 9th St
Mount Horeb

Schweighardt Concrete LLC

W7916 Hope Lake Rd
Lake Mills

Seagull Enterprises

2410 Plymouth Ave
Janesville

STEVEN R BASSETT INC.

2733 Gust Rd
Verona

STONEYARD.COM

265 Foster St

THE BRUCE CO

2830 PARMENTER ST
Middleton

United Brick & Fireplace Inc

5402 Lien Rd
Madison

Windsor Lawns

PO Box 405
Windsor

WISCONSIN LANDSCAPES AND REMODELING INC

10921 SPRING CREEK RD
Blue Mounds

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