Wet weather can wreak havoc on a project install and the time frame in which that installation can occur. As we take on jobs, we create a master list of projects, or a “pipeline.” During the season if we get rain for a week straight when we are supposed to be at a client’s home, we don’t push that client to the end of the season. Every time we lose a day to rain, the entire pipeline of work is affected in that everything slides out one more day. The weather is no one’s fault. If you are next, you are next, regardless of job size. While we understand the frustration of having things change, we absolutely want all of our customers to have a high quality install, and be thrilled with the results for years to come, so we are going to make sure that conditions are right for every job we do.
As a professional landscaping company, our installations are done on top of compacted/ consolidated engineered soils. We must be able to have properly consolidated sub-grades and base for our installations in order for the project to be successful. Excessive rain prevents us from properly compacting the engineered soils and excessive moisture in the sub-grade below our base materials can also prevent proper consolidation of material. Without a good base to build on, the beautiful material you selected for your project will not have a chance to last. Water can and should delay the start of any project. Know that as professionals, we are going to make the right decision regarding water concerns.
In Wisconsin, we have about a six month window to do installations. We can’t get lost days back when we lose them to weather conditions, but it is out of our control. Thank you all for your patience as we watch storm after storm come through the Driftless Region.