Pouring concrete for a new driveway is one of those activities that often gets pushed as a “DIY” project, but it’s actually a lot more difficult than it looks – especially if you want a quality driveway that will last for years. In most cases, hiring a qualified Raleigh, NC, concrete contractor will ensure your driveway or another concrete project will be done properly, the first time, and perform its job for a long time without problems.
If you haven’t looked into getting a professional to handle your concrete pour, there are a lot of reasons that it’s a better option than trying to do it yourself.
Why Hiring a Raleigh Concrete Contractor Makes Sense
- Deep experience
There’s a lot more to pouring concrete than just grabbing a bag at Home Depot and mixing it with water. A professional contractor has access to numerous types of concrete, which are all specialized for different uses. They also know how minor differences in water use can create different outcomes for the concrete, as well as how to properly prepare the site to offer the most stable possible base for the pour.
That experience means the job will be done right, the first time, without mistakes. And that’s important because…
- Mistakes are costly
In many cases, fixing a bad concrete pour can be more expensive than the initial installation. We’ve seen situations where a DIY driveway has gone so badly that it had to be ripped out and replaced, effectively doubling the costs of installation for the homeowner. If they’d called us in the first place, they would have saved a lot of money.
- Contractors are insured
Any properly licensed and certified Raleigh concrete contractor will also carry insurance, and that’s very important. It means that if something goes wrong, the contractor and their insurance will be the ones paying for it, not you.
Whereas if you get hurt, or cause damage installing your own driveway, you’ll probably end up paying for all of it out-of-pocket. Homeowner’s insurance typically doesn’t pay out for DIY projects gone wrong.
Blalock Paving has been providing top-quality concrete contracting services across Raleigh and the Triangle since 1968, with a long history of successful projects. No matter your needs, we’ll handle it quickly, and professionally, and do it right the first time. Contact us for a free estimate on your next concrete project.