Like many people, you may consider doing your concrete related project yourself rather than hire a professional. After all, paying your buddies with beer and pizza may seem more cost-effective than paying a concrete contractor to do the job.
If you have the skills, experience, and resources then doing your concrete related project yourself is possible. However, without the right expertise, your project can easily become time-consuming and frustrating. In the worse-case scenario, you may have to hire a professional to undo your work.
Here are a few reasons why it’s sometimes better to hire a professional concrete contractor:
#1 They Are Experienced
While you may have some experience working with concrete, professional contractors work with the material for a living. They know how to cut and remove concrete safely so as not to cause damage to surrounding structures or compromise the integrity of the slab.
For example, you may be tempted to rent a jackhammer and break out the concrete to install plumbing for a new bathroom yourself. However, this can be risky. In the hands of an inexperienced user, a jackhammer can create cracks that may result in long-lasting issues with the bathroom floor. Keep in mind that if your DIY project is flawed, issues may arise in the future, even if it looks good right now.
#2 They Have the Latest Equipment
As a homeowner, you may have some tools to help with your project, but it’s unlikely that you can compete with a professional. Modern concrete cutting equipment can cost a large sum. It’s only cost-effective for professionals that work with it regularly to purchase it.
There are several advantages to using the best equipment for your project. Because modern tools offer more precision, your work will be done quicker, better, and more efficiently. The latest technology is also safer to use, resulting in fewer costlier accidents.
If sustainability is a concern, then rest assured that the latest technology is energy efficient and uses biodegradable fuels. What’s more, many concrete contractors recycle harmful by-products on site.
If you require concrete cutting and coring services, then turn to a reputable contractor for the best result. An experienced and skilled contractor with the best equipment is likely to seamlessly remove the material so that you can get started with your project.
Well-equipped professionals are also adept at limiting exposure to quartz, microscopic dust that’s released after the concrete is cut. Prolonged exposure to quartz can cause anything from breathing issues to more serious problems.
#3 They Are Insured and Certified
Even if you are experienced, skilled, and have access to great tools, unfortunately, there’s always a chance of an accident. And as a homeowner doing your project yourself, you are unlikely to have the same insurance coverage as a professional. Insurance is important in the unlikely event of property damage or injury, especially if your friends are assisting you on your DIY project.
These are a few advantages of using a professional contractor rather than doing your project yourself. Not only will your finished project look more refined, but you could be saving yourself from some frustration.