Do-It-Yourself projects can be quite fulfilling and enjoyable. But when it comes to dealing with concrete repair and installation, it would be best to let a pro handle it. Whether it is a construction, remodeling, or repair project, it requires tremendous measurements and calculations. Something that only trained people can do effectively. Here are other reasons why hiring a licensed concrete contractor is the wisest thing to do:
Some people think that they save money from doing concrete stuff themselves. It is quite the opposite really. While you save on labor costs in a DIY, you spend too much of your precious time which could have been used to relax or to handle other important matters. Also, if the project goes wrong, you may have to purchase another set of materials and start all over again. For concrete removal, you would need to hire a truck to come haul waste away.
Skill & Expertise
Licensed contractors are trained to do all types of concrete work. It takes skill and experience to be able to do these things in the proper sequence using the right tools and equipment.
- Concrete Mixing – Mixing concrete has no exact recipe. It takes an expert to measure the right amount of cement and water needed to achieve a specific consistency perfect for where it would be used for.
- Concrete Pouring – You may think that anyone can pour concrete. Well, yes that is true but the area you need to pour into must be well-prepared. This covers subgrade compaction, steel foundations, and the like.
- Concrete Repair – There are many different kinds of concrete damage and different types of concrete repair options. Some may require concrete and some may need epoxy fillers. There are hundreds of concrete repair products out there and you need to have the knowledge to know which one is the most appropriate choice.
- Concrete Levelling – Levelling concrete is probably one of the toughest things to do. Oftentimes, you only find out that a floor is not leveled correctly when it gets wet and you see water puddling in inappropriate areas. Pros use certain tools and equipment to determine this even before the concrete dries.
When you do something and it didn’t turn up well, you have no one to blame but yourself. Seems pretty fair but then there is also only you who need to fix any concrete issues you might have encountered. That’s double the wasted time and double the wasted expense. When you hire a pro, they take care of any issues and come back to fix it, free of charge.