Today we are preparing a quote for a potential customer. The call came in at 9:00am this Sunday morning. If you remember the morning of Sunday September 21st, 2014 you will know it RAINED. In fact the post on Facebook was “If it snows this winter like it rained this summer….” It is not surprising then that our initial contact with this person was to do with water control. (we received several calls actually. It was bad)
These odd requests are what we are here for. It is not possible for us to solve all of them. In fact more often then not problems are dealt with by giving referrals to other businesses in Guelph. Excavating, electrical, plumbing, eaves troughs and countless other jobs are all referred on where it is cost effective to do so. In some cases (well in many cases) jobs are done better by other contractors and or they have the licenses and insurance to perform. Where we can help is by introducing you to these people and can let you know what to expect. We can also help define the jobs so that you get the most bang for your buck.
In the case of the customer who phoned on Sunday we can solve his problem. In fact we can solve numerous problems for him. Following are some of the many minor repairs that need to be done before winter. I have included a rough estimate of on site time ( OST) to repair. These times to not include supplying materials, gathering tools and preparing for the work. The latter can be the most difficult part of the jobs we do.
- Parge the stone entrance steps
- 45 minutes OST
- supply Portland and sand
- Cold patch (detail) the damaged driveway. Holes were made to install gates but detail work not done
- 20 minutes OST
- supply cold patch mix
- Repair a 3 foot section of eaves trough (low roof)
- 45 minutes OST
- supply AND MATCH eaves trough section and hangers
- (suggest washing down eaves and siding, not included)
- Repair the stairs from the deck to the rear yard
- 1 hour OST
- supply wood and screws
- Reattach and properly prune the Hydrangea Vine against house.
- 1.5 hours OST
- supply proper anchors
- Remove vine from eaves and windows
- 10 hours OST (and haulage, there is a lot)
- no supplies but will need proper ladders and etc.
There are windows that can be cleaned, siding to wash, decks to stain and numerous repairs to the garden. Schepers Property Maintenance is the best at this type of work and would love to show you how we can handle these types of jobs. We of course are also quoting the lawn and regular garden maintenance AND….snow removal. (519 820 6507)
Yes we do have an easy solution for the water problem.
Oh, and an update. We have scheduled for this week an extra yard cleanup for a customer. The seasonal rate quoted was too high based on actual work soooo while she is gone we are sprucing things up even more. (pruning and weeding which she usually does herself)