Association des Paysagistes Professionnels du Québec

IB Metamorphose 1 Chantal Lambert et Associes

Standards & Guarantees

The Quebec Standards Bureau (le Bureau de normalisation du Québec) establishes technical landscaping standards to ensure that landscape investors in Quebec enjoy lasting satisfaction and project durability in our unique climate.

Here are the APPQ contract terms and conditions: 

INERT MATERIALS:

Category of materials: stone, wood, concrete, asphalt, metal, etc.;

Duration of warranty: two (2) years;

Extent: replacement of materials and supply of pertaining labor;

Exclusion: the warranty does not apply to the following:

  • inert materials not supplied by the Contractor;
  • normal cracking of wood and stone (but not crumbling);
  • discoloration and efflorescence of concrete;
  • damages caused by irresistible force;
  • movement of sub-soil not handled by the Contractor;
  • damages resulting from Client’s negligence in maintaining and protecting the materials.

PLANTING:

Category of materials: leafy and coniferous trees, shrubs and bushes, perennial plants, grass and all ground cover vegetation, etc.;

Duration of warranty: one (1) year from the end of original planting;

Extent: replacement of plants and supply of pertaining labor;

Exclusion: the warranty does not apply to the following:

  • plants and vegetation not supplied by the Contractor;
  • annual plants, bulbs and rose bushes;
  • damages caused by irresistible force;
  • damages resulting from Client’s negligence in maintaining and protecting plants.

 

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You can download the free inert material standards for landscaping by clicking here:

Standards for landscaping: inert materials (NQ 0605-500)