Do you have an uneven floor in your house that you want to repair on your own? The first thing that must be done is getting rid of the uneven concrete so a new foundation can be laid, but you should leave cutting the concrete to a professional. Find out below why it is in your best interest to hire a contractor for concrete cutting, as well as what you will be charged for the help.
Why Should a Homeowner Hire a Professional Concrete Cutter?
There are only a few ways that concrete can be cut when it is on the inside of a house, as some heavy equipment won't fit through the typical doorway. Cutting concrete on your own can be down with a saw or jackhammer. Using a saw can make the task take forever if you don't have the right skills. Using a jackhammer is the fastest way to break the concrete up, but it can cause harm to your body.
One way that a jackhammer can cause harm is from it accidentally puncturing a hole in the power cord, which may lead to electrocution. You must understand that a jackhammer must be held with a slant in order to maintain good control over it. Handling the equipment wrong can lead to it vibrating all over the concrete in an erratic way.
You can also accidentally hit your foot with the jackhammer and get injured, especially if you are not wearing hard toe boots. Professionals know how to put on the right kind of safety gear for the task, such as a helmet and goggles. Raynaud's phenomenon is also possible from the vibrations of a jackhammer. The condition can be painful due to the constriction of blood vessels, but it can make your body feel numb as well. You can tell when blood vessels constrict because your skin will become discolored from poor blood circulation.
How Much Is Services from a Concrete Contractor Estimated to Cost?
If the contractor is able to manually break the concrete up with something like a sledgehammer, you are looking to spend an estimate of up to $100 or more. Thick concrete may need to be removed with heavy equipment, so the contractor may charge a minimum of $250 and higher. The amount of concrete being cut will be factored into the overall price. Speak to a concrete cutting contractor as soon as possible so you can finish your floor.
Hi, I'm Lenora. One of my favorite things is traveling. And when I travel, I especially love to see the various architecture around the world. Ever since I built a house (well, you know, hired a contractor to help me design it and then build it for me), I have been fascinated with the construction process. I love looking at international architecture like Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia or Angkor Wat in Cambodia. How were they made? It is just so interesting to me, from the foundation's support to all the intricate details such as paving or roofing. I started this blog to talk about all the parts of construction. I hope you enjoy it!