Many people ask “can I DIY a new driveway?” If you have experience in the hardscape industry, you could definitely try tackling such a big project by yourself. However, our team of hardscape and driveway experts doesn’t recommend it. Let’s take a look at “why?” through some of the benefits of hiring an experienced hardscape team for your concrete driveway or paver driveway project:
Why Should I Hire Professionals for My New Driveway?
A concrete driveway or paver driveway is a huge task – you might not even realize how long it’s going to take you before you start. You might save a lot of money doing it yourself, but here are a few reasons we recommend you leave this home improvement item off your list.
#1: A New Driveway Takes a Long Time to Install
When we do a concrete driveway or paver driveway for our clients, it can take anywhere from 1-10 days. There are many factors that play into how long your driveway installation will take. We’ll need to level, lay sand and gravel, do your edges, and either pour concrete or lay pavers. Sometimes, stamping the concrete is requested, which will add time to your project.
However, doing this process by yourself will certainly take longer! We have a whole team that will come out to your driveway and get the project done in 25-50% less time than it would take you. Plus, you can spend those days doing something else on your list.
#2: A Concrete Driveway Requires Skill
While it might not seem too hard to pour a concrete driveway, there are actually many issues that can crop up. If you want that ultra-smooth appearance and even flow (especially with unlevel driveways), hire a professional! We have the tools necessary to ensure even edges and perfect slopes. Plus, we can stamp the top for you to add a design.
#3: A Paver Driveway Is an Expert-Level DIY
You certainly could dig out, level, and lay pavers for your driveway. However, it will take you a long time and you may have to rent certain equipment. This may not be cost or time-effective for you if you have other projects that need doing. Furthermore, mistakes with pavers can be costly to re-do and fix if you make them.
#4: Professional Installation Protects Your Investment
Depending on who you ask to do your concrete driveway or paver driveway, you may be offered a warranty or something similar. Plus, a professional hardscape company, like TWI Hardscapes, knows how to install your driveway on a good foundation so that it will last years and years. Many DIY-ers skip these steps, reducing the longevity of their investment.
#5: Concrete Driveway and Paver Driveway Specialists Can Offer Suggestions
You might have one thing in mind for your driveway, but it may not be the best way to go, given the slope of your land, the amount of traffic your driveway will see, and other factors. A team of hardscape professionals can offer suggestions as to what type of installation to go with, the materials to use, and certain finishing options to help you maximize your driveway’s longevity. We have a lot of experience and we can help you spend your money effectively.
TWI Hardscapes: Hire the Experts for Your New Driveway
Are you hoping to get a new driveway installed before winter hits? If so, get in touch with our team of concrete driveway and paver driveway experts. We can help you find high-quality materials and an installation method that works for you and your family.