This was our second project with Angelo and the All Pro Landscaping and Carpentry team. This time around we were dealing with significantly more challenging issues as we wanted our entire backyard completed in stone/pavers. Additionally, our yard slopes towards the house and with the complete removal of grassed areas we would lose all of the natural water absorption. Therefore, drainage would become a critical part of this project. At a high level the project had 4 main elements: 1. Two-level patio with garden wall, built-up steps from patio door, use of armour stones and a seating bench. 2. Drainage – 20 feet of channel drain that discharges away from the house with all patio areas properly sloped eliminating any pooling of water. 3. Walkway from front of house to backyard using patio slabs and river rock 4. 60 feet of new fencing and support posts, plus 30 feet of refaced fencing. Throughout all of the steps of this project, from the initial planning/drawings to the day we put patio furniture in place, the work was done in a highly professional manner exactly as it was communicated to us. Angelo was on site every day to ensure plans were being followed or adjustments made as necessary. Ann provided extremely detailed invoicing that turned the 4 main elements of this project into more than a dozen price points on a very detailed invoice. Technically, the work exceeded my expectations, thanks to Angelo’s meticulous planning and Dan’s stonework abilities and attention to detail – after many heavy rainstorms it’s amazing to see how effective the drainage system they implemented actually works, well done! In terms of overall aesthetics, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome and we are constantly getting compliments from friends and family as they too are blown away by how beautiful the space looks. Thank you, Angelo, Dan and all the team from All Pro Landscaping and Carpentry for an excellent job.
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Hello Dave. Thank you ever so much for your detailed account of our work with you in May 2021. Glad to hear that the drainage system is functioning as it should in the face of the unusually heavy rains over the past seven months, particularly this fall.
After the refresh of your front entrance porch and walkway in 2019, we were happy to receive your invitation the following year to help you start the planning process for a 2021 backyard transformation. Given the prevailing materials shortages due to the pandemic, we were able to purchase your chosen pavers, wall systems and slabs in 2020 and store them at our staging yard over the winter, to ensure their availability for project start in the Spring.
Wishing you and your family many happy hours in your reimagined backyard space! All the best, Angelo
(NOTE TO HOMESTARS VISITORS: To read David’s 2019 project review posted Dec.23, 2019, paste the following link into your browser, https://homestars.com/homeowner/1221603-david-in-toronto, OR click on the link “David in Toronto” in the left margin of this review.)