Why You Need to Hire A Site Inspector Before Building Your Shed or Garage
Building any kind of new structure is no small endeavor. It may seem like a simple thing to some people, but there is a lot that goes into the design and construction of even the simplest buildings. Of course, the myriad technicalities of architecture are not necessary to understand for a normal person. But if you are planning on building a shed or garage on your property (or on hiring someone else to do so), you will at least need to know a few things.
Do you feel like spending hours and hours learning about the principles of architecture? The information is out there, especially on the internet. If you really want to educate yourself, you have everything you require. But think about this: How much money could you be making for yourself in the time it takes to learn an entire science? This is where we come back to the old formula of cost vs. benefit, and the old principle that time is money.
It could literally take years to teach yourself everything you need to know to build a fully sound structure. Once again, if you take all those hours spent doing research and put them into your job or a side project then you are likely to lose more money than you save. For instance, let’s say you make about 15 dollars an hour at your job. This means that if you research for two hours, you have basically spent 30 dollars. By the time you add it all up, it’s just cheaper and faster to hire a professional.
Perhaps the biggest reason you need to call in a shed pad installation expert for your construction project is to make sure that the foundation is level and strong. No, you can’t just throw some cinderblocks down and expect it to come out level. It may look level when you first lay the blocks out, but over time the shed or garage will settle a little bit because of its own weight and the changing conditions of the ground beneath it. A non-solid foundation like a bunch of cinderblocks is just not going to stay level.
Professionals have a lot of tricks that they use to make sure that a foundation remains perfectly level. One of these is the creation of a wide perimeter to hold the foundation firmly in one place. One thing to look for in a good inspector is an emphasis on wider perimeters. Many amateurs will either use no perimeter or only a 4×4 perimeter. A more reputable builder will use 4×6 perimeters for their enhanced strength and longevity.
It is important to remember also that any flaw in a building tends to manifest itself slowly over time. An uneven floor here or a poor-quality beam there may seem fine in the short term, but shoddy workmanship will always show itself in the end. Why waste time and resources building something that will not last? Hire a professional and make sure you get it right.