It’s a rewarding experience to finish a landscaping or pavers project with your own two hands! There’s a reason why DIY is all the rage right now. There are countless TV shows and YouTube videos devoted to the joys of doing it yourself, but that doesn’t mean that it’s always the best approach.
If you hire a professional to install pavers on your property, you know ahead of time the cost, the estimated time of project completion, and that the result will be clean and masterfully done. However, if you do attempt to tackle a paver project on your own, here are a few things you’ll need to consider:
- Saving on Labor Costs
Saving money on labor is one of the main attractions of doing projects yourself. But here’s something to think about: while you may not have to pay anyone to do the job, you still have costs. Afterall, your time and effort have value. Paving is grueling, strenuous work. It’s better to just leave it to a capable professional, for the sake of your body AND your schedule.
- Saving Time
From the creation of a paver design to the actual installation of the pavers themselves, hiring a professional contractor saves you valuable time. Professional paver companies work efficiently to get the job done in as little time as possible. Not to mention the fact that they do it with specialized equipment and years of training and experience.
- Quality Products and Proper Tools
Professional paver contractors know how to source the best materials for the most affordable price. They also know which products they will need for every single step of the paver laying process, like the sand, base material, restraining edging, etc. that makes a great installation. Not only that, but paver companies use the latest technology, techniques, and equipment to ensure customer satisfaction.
- Reduce the Risk of Liability
A paving contractor will completely understand the ADA guidelines for driveways, patios, and parking areas. These State and Federal regulations ensure the safety of the guests who drive upon your property. It’s incredibly important that your paved area is fully compliant otherwise you might be held liable for any injury or damage that happens on your driveway. Doing your pavers the DIY way would also entail being certain that you are clear of any electrical or plumbing lines in your work space. Wouldn’t you rather leave all of that to the professionals?
It is certainly satisfying to complete a landscaping project all on your own. While a DIY paver project sounds alluring, remember that the benefits of hiring a professional paving contractor far outweigh the simple joy of doing something with your own bare hands. Especially if the professionals bring the tools, the know-how, the man power, the best products in the market, and a tighter and more efficient project plan. Leave the DIY for another day and call Paver Solutions for the job!