If you live in an HOA, you no doubt experience quite the high quality of life. With awesome amenities and a tight-knit neighborhood, there’s probably little more you could ask for! Well, you have been plotting a plot in the yard for a new concrete patio, or you’ve been considering redoing your concrete driveway – so maybe that counts. Is there anything that you need to know before calling up your stamped concrete pro of choice?
It turns out, yes. HOAs are a bit picky about what size project you’re allowed to put down. But that doesn’t mean you need to ditch your dream renovation just yet! Creative Concrete, a New Brighton local concrete company, explains below how to get an awesome stamped concrete patio or driveway while working within the constraints of your HOA.
HOAs and Decorative Concrete: Getting Started
HOAs operate under individualistic sets of rules, called the CC&Rs, that dictate what you can and can’t do with your property. What options you have for your new concrete structure will vary, but you can easily learn more about them. These documents are generally long-winded and thorough, but they should be publically available and provide a starting point for planning your concrete project. They’ll tell you if getting a contractor in to perform that project is even feasible in the first place.
They’ll also tell you:
What the process for submitting a potential project to your HOA may look like.
Every HOA is different, and their approval processes are all different, too. Your CC&Rs will detail how extensive application will be and what information you might need to provide. The process can even vary between, say, a concrete patio and a concrete driveway.
How long it will take the HOA to consider your application.
Hold them to this deadline! You have a right to prompt communication, especially when you’re waiting for a gorgeous new stamped concrete structure.
What to expect upon acceptance or denial of the project.
There should be no surprises. How your HOA behaves in either circumstance should be clearly outlined. If not, contact the board for more information.
Contact Creative Concrete for HOA-Worthy Work
HOAs are known for their high-quality homes, and we’re known for our high-quality concrete! If you want a concrete company that your HOA will be proud to have made its mark in the neighborhood, give our New Brighton office a call today at 612-414-7932.