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Warranty wording...

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mrusk, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    What wording do you guys use for your warranties in your contracts? If someone could PM me there wording ASAP that be great!


  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    Our warranty sheet is seperate from our proposal.

    Proposals say "x many years warranty, blah, blah, blah.....(see warranty sheet for details).
  3. jrlandscaping781

    jrlandscaping781 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    I have the same question. Looking to get into hardscaping this year. When you say that you warranty your job (retainig wall, paver work, etc) what are the details of what or how much? For example...pavers will not sink more than 1/4" in one or more areas? Retainig wall will not move more than *** .
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    ummm....pavers should NEVER "sink", with the exception of movement during winter freeze cycles...
  5. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    so if you paver only sink 1/8" but only in the middle you won't fix it? it creates one interesting water feature.
  6. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 386

    ICPI says that all interlocking concrete pavers should settle approx 1/16" over the entire system over time. Thats why they recommend finishing the pavement a 1/16 higher than other obstacles that you meet.
  7. jrlandscaping781

    jrlandscaping781 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    OK...pretend I am the customer....Mr Landscaper, you tell me that you warranty your hardscaping work for 2 yrs. What is it exactly that you are guaranteeing and what is the criteria of what is acceptable or not. ( I believe the answer to this is what the original post was wanting for clarification)
  8. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    6 year warranty against all flat work from settling or sinking more than 1/4" over 8 ft, also covers walls and steps for the same (yada, yada) and against all walls from failure due to installers workmanship (blah, blah) It really is not that tough. Tell your attorney the main points and he will add the boiler plate to fill it in.


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