The City Will Pay Up to $2,000 to Replace Your Back Patio With Pavers! Here’s How it Works..

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The City Will Pay Up to $2,000 to Replace Your Pack Patio With Pavers! Here’s How it Works..

Looking to spruce up your backyard this summer?  Well if you are like many, it just might not be in the budget.  Especially if you’re considering installing pavers in your backyard. The materials, time, and labor can costs thousands of dollars making this type of cosmetic change unfeasible.  Well, you may be surprised to know that the city now offers a program that will pay up to $2,000 to replace your back patio with pavers. This program is virtually unknown to a vast majority of homeowners and can make all the difference in terms of aesthetics as well as increase home value.  Here’s how it works:

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Then Follow These Steps:

Step 1: Attend a workshop
Attend a workshop to learn about the stormwater tools available through Rain Check and determine which will be best for your house. After the workshop, if you know which tool you want, we’ll help connect you to a contractor. 

Still not sure which tool is right for you? At your request, PWD will hire a residential stormwater expert to assess your property, determine which tools will work for your house, and walk you through the benefits of each. It’s a $300 value, but you only pay $25.

Step 2: Rain Check Contractor visits your property to plan for installation
Once you choose the tool you’d like for your house, Rain Check will assign an approved contractor to set up an appointment with you to ensure feasibility and plan the installation. You pay a $25 deposit (credited towards the installation), and Rain Check pays the rest (a $200 value). No deposit or consultation visit is required for Rain Barrels—PWD covers the full cost for homeowners.

Step 3: Contractor installs Storwmater Tool
The contractor will return to complete the installation. Once the work is completed, most of the tools will be inspected by Rain Check at no cost to you. PWD pays the contractor directly for its share, so you only pay your portion to the contractor (see cost estimates).

Step 4: Enjoy your new rain garden, patio, planter and/or rain barrel!
It’s a win-win. You help us reduce stormwater in the City’s sewers while reaping the benefits of harvesting rainwater, increased curb appeal and added green to your property!