I've been doing maintenance for years. I like it in spite of the lowballers, pita's, competition, etc. Cutting brings in money every week. Chem-apps are exellent $. I see lco's that have moved into landscaping and hardscaping trying to rise above the usuall cr@p. Not in this area anymore. Several companies are specialized into pavers only. I've lost several jobs to guys pricing work at half of what I would. How do they do it? P!ss poor work. The customer sees the price and doesn't know the difference. I was cutting one day at one of these lost jobs and saw the crew bust up the slab, throw down 1" of dust on top of clay, then start dropping bricks. The cancer cloud from all the dry cutting was nice too. Two years later the patio furniture rocks back and forth very nicely. How many guys out there notice this and are going to continue the way they are?