5 Reasons to Hire a Foundation Repair Contractor

We understand that these days people want the most for their money and will try to cut corners wherever they can by attempting to do foundation work and repairs on their own. While it can be enjoyable and fulfilling to be able to say you did a repair or installation on your own, it would be best to let a pro handle it. These types of projects require tremendous measurements, calculations, and knowledge to ensure the job is done right the first time. Here are 5 solid reasons why hiring a foundation repair contractor is the best thing to do:

1. Cost-effective

While you think by doing a foundation repair on your own you'll be saving money, that can actually be quite costly in the long run. While you may save on labor costs by doing it yourself, you could be spending more on materials than a professional contractor would, since most contractors are able to get bulk materials for much less than you can pick them up for at your local home improvement store. Also, if the project goes wrong, you may have to purchase another set of materials and start all over again, or you may have to end up just hiring someone anyway to fix and finish the job. That’s double the wasted time and double the wasted expense.

2. Skill & Expertise

Licensed contractors are trained to do all types of concrete work. It takes skill and experience to be able to do these things in the proper sequence using the right tools and equipment. Mixing concrete has no exact recipe. It takes an expert to measure the right amount of cement and water needed to achieve a specific consistency perfect for where it would be used for. You may think that anyone can pour concrete. Well, yes that is true but the area you need to pour into must be well-prepared. This covers sub-grade compaction, steel foundations, and the like. Leveling concrete is probably one of the toughest things to do. Oftentimes, you only find out that a floor is not leveled correctly when it gets wet and you see water puddling in inappropriate areas. Pros use certain tools and equipment to determine this even before the concrete dries.

3. Insurance Coverage

Hiring a licensed and insured contractor can protect you as a homeowner. Licensed contractors are required to have liability insurance, which means they are responsible if property is damaged or anyone gets injured. If you hire an unlicensed contractor without liability insurance or try to do it on your own, you are responsible for injuries or accidents that could put you back thousands of dollars.

4. Protect Property Value 

Many home improvement projects and foundation repairs require permits, but unlicensed contractors may not be able to get the necessary building permit for your home. If the work is completed without a permit, it could affect your property value. Licensed contractors are able to obtain the required permits for your project.

5. Satisfaction Guaranteed

Think about this: if you attempt a foundation repair project on your own and it goes wrong, who are you going to blame? Yourself. Your work isn't guaranteed or insured. So what you see is going to be what you get - UNLESS you hire a professional St. Louis foundation repair contractor! When you hire a pro, they take care of any issues and come back to fix it, free of charge.

There you go, 5 solid reasons to hire a licensed St. Louis concrete contractor. Benz & Associates, LLC is a licensed and insured St. Louis foundation repair and construction services company focused on completing every project on time, and on budget. Our goal is to earn repeat business and referral business because that type of business is based off quality service and product. Everything we do is about quality and craftsmanship. Contact us for all of your foundation repair projects in the Greater St. Louis area!

Benz & Associates, LLC is Your St. Louis Trusted Concrete Company!

Benz & Associates, LLC
12804 Weber Hill Road
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Phone: (314) 393-8813
Fax: (314) 843-6427


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