Safety Tips for Safe Trips!

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Preparing Your Car

  • Make sure your car has enough antifreeze.
  • Make sure your vehicles fluids are all set.
  • Keep your vehicles gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line from freezing.
  • Make sure to warm your car up before you take off.

On the Move

  • Make sure to remove all the snow from windows, mirrors, and lights.
  • Make sure to always wear your seatbelt.
  • Make sure all your tires are properly inflated.
  • Make sure to accelerate and decelerate slowly.
  • When driving, don’t power up hills too quickly.
  • Allow more time in the morning for traveling.
  • Reduce your speed when driving in winter weather.
  • When driving your vehicle in the winter, leave room for a longer brake distances.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and others on the road, as well as salt trucks and snow plows.

Landscape Project Overland Park KS

Job location:

  • Overland Park, Kansas

What was being asked of Huston Contracting?

  • Build a retainer wall
  • Basketball court
  • Drainage
  • Sod
  • Irrigation
  • Lower grade 3.5 feet

How did we meet the clients’ needs?
Throughout the project, we made sure to include the clients’ ideas and preferences in the big picture while recreating a new backyard for them including a new basketball court and a level lawn for all outdoor activities.

What was difficult about this landscape project?
Upon completing the court, there were various drainage issues that needed addressed. We were able to solve the water problem by installing a French drain to keep water from pooling up in the newly sodded backyard.

Testimonial:
“Anthony and the entire Huston team impressed us from day one and throughout our project which required a substantial backyard dig, grading, 120′ long retaining wall, drainage system, and basketball court. Anthony was the only landscape architect with whom we met during the bidding process who truly listened to our needs and understood what we were trying to achieve. He and the entire Huston team were always quick to respond to our questions and proactively provide updates on progress. They set a very high bar for excellent customer service. We even switched our lawn maintenance servicer to Huston after the project was complete, because we had such a positive experience working with them. We trust that whatever our landscaping needs are, Huston will provide excellent results and service along the way.”

Highlighted Landscape Project – Paola, KS

We put a lot of time and effort into our work done through Huston Contracting. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and high quality workmanship. We do our best to work within our client’s budget to accomplish the goals they have set for a project. We want our clients to be satisfied with the work being done for them!

Below is a recap of a recent job Huston Contracting, Inc. completed!

Job location:

  • Paola, Kansas

What was being asked of Huston Contracting?

  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Extension of porch
  • Pavers
  • Aluminum deck railing
  • Water tight under deck system
  • Lighting

How did we meet the clients’ needs?

  • During the brainstorming process, we are always keeping in mind a design that fits the space.

What was difficult about this landscaping job?

  • The tight space to work with
  • The location
  • Working under an existing deck

Testimonial:
“We have been very happy with the work that Anthony from Huston Contracting, Inc. has done on our outdoor kitchen/fireplace. He has fulfilled every aspect of our requests in the construction of our outdoor facility. We would highly recommend his service for any landscaping/outdoor construction that you may have in the future.” – Doug Knop

The Benefits of Landscaping

Economically:

  • Increases the resale value of your home
  • Makes your home more attractive
  • Reduces how long your home is on the market
  • Reduces heating and cooling of your home
  • Reduces crime rates
  • Creates positive perceptions for areas
  • Large landscape plants can actually act as natural sound barriers for unpleasant neighborhood sounds of traffic, pets, lawnmowers and other noises

Health Reasons:

  • Creates a healthier home
  • Reduces stress level
  • Helps your family have an active lifestyle
  • Provides privacy
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Trees, shrubs, turfs, and groundcovers trap and filter dust and other pollutants out of rainwater
  • Plants improve air quality

Social Reasons:

  • Attractive environment for relaxing and entertaining
  • Vibrant scenery