DIY Concrete Work Isn't The Best Idea
Why Concrete DIY is a Bad Idea
The truth is, DIY TV shows give homeowners a false confidence when it comes to big construction projects. So much more happens behind the scenes than you see in the thirty to sixty-minute episode. The edited shows don’t show all the tools you will need and all of the time it will take to do it yourself. While there are some great projects homeowners can do on their own and save money, concrete projects are not one of them.
Subpar Home Value
Unless you are confident you can make it look like professionals did it, think twice before doing concrete contracting work yourself. Homebuyers can almost always tell the difference between DIY and professional work. Be honest with your abilities because potential buyers will be honest with their opinions.
Not a Lot of Sweat Equity
Even if you don’t count the possibly exorbitant costs of repairing a mistake, DIY concrete does not save you as much money as you might think. Experienced concrete contractors work fast and have access to concrete material at contractor pricing. With their own or partnered cement trucks, you can also get all the benefits of poured cement at an affordable price and on an expedited timeline.
Before you decide to DIY, contact a concrete construction company to get a quote. Then you can make an informed decision on whether or not it’s worth trying to tackle on your own. If you live in the San Diego area, we can send you 2-3 FREE referrals (LINK) of concrete contractors that give FREE estimates. There’s nothing to lose by giving them a call.