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7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Hardscape Project

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Hardscape Project


The “Do It Yourself” trend has become increasingly popular among homeowners.  With all of the online resources available, many feel that they can tackle most outdoor living projects. While some DIYers may get lucky, others will end up spending more time and money to repair their mistakes. Here are seven reasons why you should never DIY your hardscape project.


It’s not just as simple as laying down rocks. Our team of highly talented designers spend hours designing each project to ensure that they will be beautiful and functional. When you meet with one of our designers, they will come up with a plan to get the most out of your space.


Our crew members are trained to safely and efficiently construct outdoor living environments. Most of the projects we complete require heavy machinery. Always remember that no home improvement project is worth risking injury.


Between work and family, it seems that there is never enough time. Yes, doing a project yourself could save you a few bucks but how long before you will be able to enjoy your new space? Homeowners often underestimate the time that their project will require. At the end of the day, it’s better to rest easy knowing that your project will be done correctly and efficiently by professionals.


Do you want your outdoor living space to last a few years or a few decades? Materials that can be bought at home improvement stores are generally not as high quality as the ones that contractors will use. In addition, DIYers don’t often realize the importance of the instillation process. If materials are not installed correctly, projects will often shift, break or crack. At Hinkle Hardscapes, we believe in using the best possible tools and materials to make sure that your outdoor space lasts for years to come.


Nothing would be worse than realizing you miscalculated the area of your space and ended up with a result you didn’t want. If you are going to spend a significant amount of time and money, you want the result to be something you love. It’s very common for DIYers to underestimate the amount of materials they will need.


If you make a mistake on your DIY project you could be out hundreds or even thousands of dollars. If you hire a contractor, mistakes are less likely to occur and can be fixed without you having to pay even more.


One of the best things about working with a contractor is the warranty. If they don’t have one, do not hire them! At Hinkle Hardscapes, we offer a 1 year warranty on all of our hardscape projects.

Conclusion: Do it Right The First Time

We can’t begin to tell you the amount of calls we get from homeowners that need to repair or replace their outdoor living space. More often than not, it’s better to just bite the bullet and pay to have your project done correctly the first time.

At Hinkle Hardscapes, we believe in doing things the right way- not just the fastest way. When you become a client, you are not just a number. We care about your satisfaction and will take precautions to maximize the lifespan and quality of your outdoor living space.

If you are a homeowner living in Kansas City or the surrounding areas, and you are interested in building a retreat in your own backyard, click here or call (816) 608-8870 to schedule an initial hardscaping design consultation.

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