I was looking at this brochure from StoneMakers that I got at a local home and garden expo. One of my competitors invested in a franchise. So I was talking with him and got a copy of their brochure. But it looks like the brochure was made by StoneMakers and just stamped with my competitor's name. Anyway...... on the inside it has a really interesting chart. It's labeled, "Return on Investment". And it shows the ROI for several different things (Hardscaping, Exterior Face Lift, New Roof, Vinyl Siding, New Furnace, Energy Upgrade, Windows and Doors). And out of all of them, Hardscaping is at the top. It says there is a 140% ROI and below the chart it reads....... "PERCENT OF INVESTMENT RETURNED IF HOME IS SOLD IN ONE YEAR" and "Information provided by the Freedonia Group Inc." Now, I am sure there are plenty of people here who would dispute that claim. It may or may not have that high of an ROI. But I would LOVE to hear more about this study / citation. Anyone here ever seen that statistic? Know where there is a link to this study or information? .