• Why You Should Leave Concrete Installation to Professionals

    September 1, 2021
  • Sometimes when it comes to home and landscaping projects, it’s easier to do it yourself. However, when it comes to concrete installation, you should probably consider leaving it to professionals. There is a lot that goes into pouring great concrete and professional concrete contractors have the experience and years of knowledge to ensure the concrete is installed perfectly. If you decide to install your own concrete many things can go wrong that could affect your wellbeing, your wallet, and the quality of your concrete. We listed a few reasons below why you shouldn’t pour your own concrete. Call us at (217) 741-2039 to learn how we can help you install quality concrete!

    DIY Concrete Installation Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

    Although concrete is relatively a safe material to work with, there is still some damage that can be done to you and your property. First, when mixing and pouring concrete it is very important to take the right safety measures to ensure your body’s wellbeing is not in jeopardy. That is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has safety standards for concrete contractors when they work with concrete. Concrete is also not a light material to work with and requires the right equipment and strength to move the concrete from point A to B. Our professional concrete contractors at Moss Concrete & Excavating know the right procedures to ensure a safe and quality concrete installation job.

    : Dog standing in the rain. The weather is ruining concrete that was recently installed by a homeowner in Springfield, IL. In need of a professional concrete contractor.Weather Conditions Can Intervene

    Professional concrete contractors know what influence the weather has on concrete. Severe weather conditions can affect the installation process as well as the lifespan of the concrete. That is why professional concrete contractors are well educated in knowing the best time to install concrete as well as taking into consideration the local weather climate to ensure the right materials and installation process is used. It is better to have a professional install your concrete correctly the first time rather than doing it yourself and having weather conditions ruin the quality and lifespan of your concrete.

    Improper Preparation

    Properly prepping your area and understanding elevation and slop is beneficial to the quality of your concrete. If you incorrectly prepare the area for concrete installation your concrete will begin to crack, crumble, and degrade as the soil begins to settle. Proper preparation is needed by a professional contractor before concrete is installed. It is also very important to take into consideration the elevation and slope of the area to avoid standing water issues that will result in damage to your concrete. At Moss Concrete & Excavating we know the best techniques to ensure proper preparation every time.

    Ruined DIY concrete from incorrect mixing by a homeowner in Springfield, IL. In need of professional concrete services.Unfamiliar with Proper Concrete Mixing

    Mixing concrete is a science. It is the process of combining different components to create the perfect concrete consistency to ensure a flawless concrete installation. If you do not know anything about concrete then it is best to leave the mixing and installation of concrete to the experts. Creating the wrong mixture can result in a lot of time and money down the drain. You want the best concrete mixture to ensure the concrete looks great and lasts a long time. That is why it is best to not attempt installing your own concrete and to allow professional concrete contractors to provide flawless concrete installation services.