Professional vs DIY: Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional


Weekend-warrior types abound; the big box stores have moved in, offering everything from an endless supply and choice of building materials to courses on home improvement, and, for many, the confidence level for routine home improvement work is high. And it’s for good reason, because those tasks we once outsourced such as faucet replacement or dry wall hole repair are relatively simple and straight forward for most to accomplish; the skill set to complete the job to near perfection is low, and the cost of doing such a small job is definitely economical. But that doesn’t mean that every task is simple and easy to pick up: you can’t watch an online video and buy a bag of concrete and get the same results as a professional with years of experience. And that’s not just the aesthetic end result, but also applies to the structure. A concrete pro at Shotcrete Montana understands every step involved to get a perfect, structurally sound, finished product. The professional also has the experience to know how to handle the numerous problems that are guaranteed to arise during a concrete pour/finish. And imagine how much money a quality concrete contractor will save you in the long run: imagine the cost of having to replace a concrete build prematurely, or, in the event that something unfortunate happens during a concrete job, the cost of having to redo the work to correct the mistake. The unexpected replacement costs are likely considerably higher than hiring a quality professional. 

The other consideration you have between doing something yourself and hiring a professional is the cost involved in renting equipment. Equipment rentals can be incredibly costly, and when you factor in the cost involved to rent machines and tools it’s much more expensive than a few bags of concrete. 

If you have any questions about how the concrete/shotcrete professionals at Shotcrete Montana can help with your next project (Remember that the experience of hiring a quality contractor is invaluable) then call Shotcrete Montana today.