Perhaps you view the warm season as the best season—it’s the time of year when everyone around you seems to have landscape improvements top of mind. There are questions about remodeling walkways, installing patios, and the feasibility of adding a fire pit to a small yard. These are all welcome questions for design/build contractors—and that’s likely what has you exploring your options for supplies. As you look into your stone supply options for your next State College, PA, project, you will want to keep in mind the many benefits of buying in bulk.
Potential for Cost Efficiencies
When you’ve gone shopping for paper towels or paper products for your home office, you have likely discovered that buying in bulk has its advantages. For one, it minimizes the number of trips that have to be made to the store. Similarly, if you are able to buy in bulk for your local stone supply store, you could cut back on having to pay a crew member to pick up your supplies or the cost of fuel and renting equipment if that’s necessary.
Ensuring You Have Enough Materials
As you know, no landscape project is ever perfectly laid and installed. Accidents, the elements, and a variety of other situations can cause your paved project to need repairs as it is being constructed. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the right materials at hand to fix it? Having extra materials available can minimize last-minute scrambles to make up for what is lost. Having leftover materials also means you don’t have to waste time down the road searching for closely matching pieces to make repairs. When you buy in bulk, you can keep aside a few remnants to keep in stock for potential updates.
Making Room for Changes
If you have the sense that the clients of your next project may change their minds down the road, you could have extra materials on hand in case they opt for a wider walkway or they are unsure of how much of their landscape they want to dedicate to their new paver patio. When you have extra materials in store, you can come across as resourceful and efficient throughout the project.
Trust the Pros
It can be challenging to know exactly how much you need in terms of materials when the project is only in the planning and design stage. You may need assistance making sense of what your design software is telling you or whether your own projections are correct. Stone supply experts tend to have more experience on figuring out correct quantities and helping you think through whether buying in bulk makes sense at this time for your next project and the one after. Turn to our professionals for tips on how much product you’ll need for your specific project, as well as what other accessories and supplies you’ll need to get it all done. You’ll gain peace of mind knowing that you’ve gotten professional, stone-specific advice from an expert, and not vague answers from someone who may only be guessing.
Buying in bulk doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Talk to an expert at your local stone supply store for more information and advice on your next big project.