Many home builders like to save money by handling every aspect of the build themselves. But there are certain steps during a construction project that present unseen difficulties, and many of the details can be very time-consuming.
Hiring a professional concrete construction company makes good business sense. Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why.
1. Small Mistakes Lead to Big Problems
Most home builders understand the importance of outsourcing. Rarely will a builder attempt to do electrical work or plumbing on their own. This is because even the smallest mistake can lead to bigger problems along the way.
The same is true for concrete construction. A slab of concrete may look perfect right after it’s poured. If not done right, once it begins to bear weight, there are many issues that may occur.
Cracking, sagging, and sections that are not level are common mistakes. This may result in costly repairs. Or worse, the entire foundation has to be redone.
2. Concrete Construction Requires Detailed Planning
There are many elements to consider before the actual concreting begins:
- Securing permits for pouring if required
- Breaking and removing existing concrete
- Excavating dirt, clay, and other materials from the site
- Hauling of excavated materials
- Determining correct dimensions for forms
- Gathering the appropriate tools. Decorative finishes need very specific tools. These come into play if the order calls for stamping, engraving, staining, or polishing.
Each of these items is part of the standard routine for an experienced concrete company.
3. Preparation Before Pouring Requires Experience
Concrete construction may seem like it’s the simplest part of the home build. But, there’s a lot more to it than mixing concrete and pouring out a few slabs.
There are specific calculations for determining the amount of concrete needed.
There are small nuances involved in building forms the right way for each project.
Knowing whether to use gravel or another material for leveling requires experience. And the methods used for grading and leveling the area can get tricky.
The process of installing rebar is very detail- and labor-intensive.
These are all things a company that specializes in concrete handles with ease.
4. The Perfect Mix of Concrete Every Time
If mixed using an incorrect ratio of concrete to water, concrete is susceptible to damage. Improper mixing may lead to weakened concrete due to inconsistencies.
There can be issues with your concrete, even if you follow the instructions exactly. Professionals, who are familiar with consistency requirements, know how to make adjustments.
5. Considerable Time and Money Saved
As a home builder, you understand the importance of deadlines. Missing tools and incorrect calculations lead to delays.
Using concrete that is not mixed right leads to the structural problems. This is evident in things like the cracking and sagging mentioned above.
Mistakes like these may result in a decrease in a home’s value.
Hire a Name You Can Trust
At Diversified Concrete Services, we have over 20 years of concrete construction experience.
We excel in providing luxury flatwork. And our decorative concrete work is well-known throughout Calgary.
We offer free estimates. Contact us to discuss your project.