5 Reasons Why To Hire A Concrete Contractor


In order to save money, many homeowners like to undertake home improvement projects themselves. It can, however, be a complicated and time-consuming process to plan and execute any construction project. Here are five persuasive reasons why you should employ a specialist for your particular job.


Some homeowners may be able to successfully, but not always, build a small concrete patio. A small-scale error can cost time and resources to repair, but on a larger scale, the whole project can be catastrophic. For example, in order to preserve their credibility, many novices may not realize that footings, or a base, can need to be strengthened with rebar. Failure to use a bar will result in serious costs and injury. Larger ventures should always be left to a specialist, who would already know these details.


Even if you have a good idea of how large the concrete slab, curb, or driveway would be, the good idea might not be good enough. You must be completely precise. It is all part of the process to decide how much concrete you’ll need, how many and how big the shapes should be, and how long it will take to dry. The time it takes to prepare the area and actually pour the concrete is another significant part of the preparation. A tight deadline or time shortage can lead to mistakes. Hiring a specialist would ensure that the job is completed properly and on schedule.


This may seem a fairly straightforward task, but there could be nothing further from the facts. First of all, it is important to prepare and level the field, then construct appropriate forms. You can experience problems with cracking and sagging if every inch of space is not level and consistent. Not only will a specialist know how to plan the area and design the forms, but they will know precisely how thick the concrete for the application should be.


Only eyeballing the mixture of water and concrete until it appears right is not the best idea. If there is too much water or not enough in the mix, after the concrete has hardened, there can be issues with cracking. The whole piece of concrete needs to be removed and replaced when this occurs. To prevent this scenario, a particular professional often takes detailed steps.


It may seem more costly to employ a specialist to do the concrete work, but this is not the case. Your time is precious and takes away from other things you need to do every minute you spend on your concrete project. If you make a mistake, or if you’re not planning well, you’re not just going to be out all the time, but you’re also going to spend the money. And in the end, to repair it, you might need to call in a pro, adding to the expenses you have already incurred.

Are You Looking for a Concrete Contractor You Can Trust?

Spaulding Concrete has been the SF Bay Area’s top foundation builders for over 30 years.  We’re here to fix your home’s foundation, no matter what problem may exist. We have the specialized equipment, services, and professional experience that you need to make permanent improvements to your building’s foundation. To get you started on the right foot, we would be happy to give you a free quote for the repair of the foundation. 

When you reach out by phone or email we will have one of our foundation experts answer any questions you have and explain how we can restore integrity and structural stability to your home or company building permanently. Successful concrete projects require careful planning and thorough preparation. Spaulding Concrete reviews the site and designs to ensure that the concrete and base structure follows the criteria for the planned use and that the layout and finishes are suitable for the project. The qualified concrete experts at Spaulding Concrete will be on schedule, on budget, and meet or exceed standards by careful planning, professional execution, and strict quality control.

To schedule your free quote, contact us today! We are proud to serve Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Martinez, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, and the surrounding areas.