Concrete planning within an hOA
If you live in a neighborhood that is partially managed by an HOA, you no doubt experience a higher quality of life. There are plenty of advantages including the amenities and tightly knit community. However, they can pose a challenge when making alterations to your property especially if it is out front.
HOA managers/staff can be a funny bunch of squirrels and are a bit picky about what they allow to be put down. But that doesn’t mean you need to abandon your vision. JLC Martinez Concrete, a Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, Lodi, Stockton, Tracy, Lathrop, Manteca, and Modesto area concrete company, explains below how to get an awesome stamped or brushed concrete patios or driveway extensions while working within the parameters of your well intentioned HOA team.
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HOAs operate under what are called the CC&R’s. These CC&R’s determine a lot of what you can and can’t do with your property. Your options will vary, but you can easily educate yourself. The CC&R documents are generally pretty extensive, but they’ll be publicly available and will provide a starting point for your planning and communication with your concrete contractor. I recommend making a call as soon as possible. Avoid the headache of figuring it out yourself and present a set of ready made questions to the person in charge so they can advise you directly.
Submit a project proposal
Each HOA approval processes is different and can even vary according to the time of year. Your CC&R’s will tell you what you need to do and what information they want to see. Typically it’s some kind of draw up but the process can vary between, say, the front yard and backyard.
How long will it take?
It really depends. The more conversations or in person meetings you can have the better off you’ll be. Hold them to deadlines that have been set and agreed upon. You have a right to prompt communication, especially when you’re also in communication with contractors and trying to manage scheduling
There should be no surprises when it comes to the final decision. How your HOA determines the outcome of your application in either circumstance should be clearly explained and reasoned. If not, contact the board for more information and speak to someone else.
Contact jLC Martinez Concrete for help with HOA Planning
We have worked with countless HOA’s and know how challenging the process can be. Don’t hesitate to call on us for help.