The estimate: This is done through an on site measure, a cabinet rendering if the client is putting in new cabinets or by a drawing supplied by the client. A drawing supplied by the client needs to show where finished edges are, walls and cabinets, stove and refrigerator is so that DSC can provide an accurate estimate. Also indicate whether client wants splash, full splash or is planning to tile the backsplash.
Select your material. The client needs to select the slabs they want to use in their project. If this is a multi room project that includes the Kitchen and Master Bath, DSC recommends using different stones for each to break it up and give it a different feel to the two most import rooms of a home. DSC has a vendor account lists that have been partners with DSC.
The sink. This must be purchased and on site at the time of the template.
The template. This is the most critical step of the process. The template is where the cut measurements are taken and anything technical in the job gets covered. The client is able to express what their desires are too DSC about job expectations. This can include things like the edge detail, overhang on an island, a radius on an island. Splash or no splash. Time to complete the job and so on. At the time of template, the client is expected to have the sink or sinks on site for us to take with us. DSC will also collect a check for the amount of half the labor and all materials to be used in the project. The balance of the project is due upon the completion of installation.
Fabrication. This is the cutting, putting on of edge details and sink cutouts for the job to be ready to be installed. Template to installation is generally 7-10 days. This can be sooner or later depending on other related projects at the time.
The installation. Installations generally take anywhere from 2-6 hours depending on the size of the project. Projects that are large in size can be spread out over multiple days. Balance is collected at the completion of installation.
Side Note: A trip charge is assessed of $150 anytime we have to come come back for something that didn’t result on our end. This usually ends up being an extra hole to be drilled that wasn’t communicated during the installation process, or a cooktop that was ordered but wasn’t on site at the time of install.