Owner builder getting nearing the end of my build. I've been getting estimates for pebble finish. Most of the bids I have received involve NPT stonescapes mini pebble, one or two have been pebble tec (sheen), today I spoke with a local company who get's their pebble from Mason Mart, http://jonre.com/MM-2.html
This local company claims the pebble from Mason Mart is the same as what NPT uses and they can match any color from NPT or PT. They offer a 5 year warranty on their work. I am skeptical because the bid from this local company came in almost $3,000 less than other bids. This company was recommended to me by my hardscape contractor and he said they do amazing work. They do shotcrete and plaster/ pebble work here in the Inland EMPIRE. Are all pebble finishes created equal?
I called Mason Mart today to ask about their pebble, the gentleman I spoke with also told me that their pebble is no different than NPT or Pebble Tec. I asked about the warranty and he said the warranty is offered by the installer since "a rock is a rock and it's been around for thousands of years." He also said what usually fails is the plaster that the aggregate is set in and he claims to sell the best plaster in the industry. He also invited me to stop in and check out some of their product, I might stop by tomorrow morning.
Is this too good to be true?