3 Things Your Contractor Isn’t Telling You

Posted August 26, 2021 in 3D Design, Blog, Design/Build, General, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance

Considering a new deck, patio, pool, or another outdoor project? For most homeowners, the most challenging part of starting an outdoor renovation project is finding the right partner who has the proper licensing, experience, and reputation to get your project done on time & on budget with minimal stress or hassle.  Finding the right partner who will complete a project with high-quality work from start to finish can feel like a challenge, but with the right tools and resources, the entire process can be simple, easy, and fun! This is why we’re sharing three things you need to know before you hire a run of the mill contractor to build your new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley:

  • We aren’t envisioning the same outdoor living space

Most contractors don’t have the time, tools, or resources to help you see exactly what your backyard will look like. Oftentimes this leads to miscommunications that result in expensive change orders after construction has already begun.

We know that a design-first approach to your backyard transformation will not only allow everyone to see exactly what everything will look like, but will also layout the entire project into one comprehensive master plan. This proven process allows homeowners to know exactly what to expect and eliminates any surprises throughout the build.

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  • Your property might not be able to accommodate your visions

While it would be nice to think that building your new deck in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania will be a breeze, that’s not always the case. If your contractor has never dealt with stormwater management issues or has never built a deck on a sloped backyard, they might not realize the potential hurdles until it is too late. Unfortunately, this could result in a project that they cannot finish or expensive remediation attempts.

With over +25 years of experience, we have helped homeowners achieve their visions on the most challenging sites! When this family in Easton, Pennsylvania wanted to create an outdoor living space on a steep hillside without altering the historic property’s charming atmosphere we helped them complete a major excavation to provide a flat space then designed and built the backyard of their dreams!

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  • We have never built anything of this caliber, but we’re going to try our best

When building an outdoor living space, you get what you pay for. So, the cheapest deck contractor isn’t always the best deck contractor in the Lehigh Valley. This is why you need to make sure that you review portfolios, check testimonials, and seek out references before you hire a partner to design and build your new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.

Hundreds of Lehigh Valley homeowners-just like you- have trusted MasterPLAN’s proven design/build process to visualize exactly how their backyard could look and build their dream outdoor space without stress and hassle. This is why we proudly display their project on our website along with testimonials and other important project information!

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Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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In the meantime, download your exclusive copy of the Top 5 Design Secrets your Contractor Doesn’t Know. So you can stop fearing that you will make the wrong decisions about your new outdoor living space and instead be confident when selecting the right firm to help transform your backyard into the outdoor living space you always dreamed of!

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