A DIY artificial turf installation may save you money over having professionals do the work for you. However, it can also expose you to additional risks that you may not be aware of, and those risks may end up costing you more in the long run. Let's take a look at some of the most common mistakes homeowners make when installing synthetic grass on their own. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.
Failing to Adequately Prepare the Space
There is more to artificial turf installation than simply rolling out the grass and calling it a day. First, you must prepare your yard for a stable installation. Just like you wouldn't build a house without first laying a solid foundation, you shouldn't install synthetic grass without first grading and smoothing the installation area. Failure to do so can lead to bumps and ripples in your turf, especially as the ground underneath shifts and settles over time due to changing weather conditions.
Choosing the Wrong Tools
Artificial turf installation requires some specialized tools. Even if you are an avid DIYer, you may not already have all of the necessary equipment on hand. While in some cases you may be able to get by with alternative tools and equipment, you may not get the best results like you would with the right equipment. With the amount of money you are already spending on the turf itself, don't you want it to look its best?
Not Taking into Account Additional Costs
This mistake goes hand-in-hand with the previous one. To get the necessary equipment for your artificial turf installation, you may need to rent or buy what you need, which can add to your costs considerably. Depending on how much additional equipment you need, this could push your costs well over what it would have cost to have professionals do the work in the first place. Be sure to evaluate the costs thoroughly before choosing to go the DIY route to ensure it truly is going to be more cost-effective.
Selecting a Subpar Turf Option
Without the guidance of experts in the turf selection process, you could find yourself stuck with synthetic grass that doesn't look as expected. This is especially true if you purchase your turf from a big box retailer, rather than an artificial grass specialist. Take the time to do plenty of research to ensure you know exactly what you are getting.
Voiding the Warranty for the Synthetic Grass
Many turf manufacturers provide warranties on their products, which can protect you from defects and other complications in the future. However, in some cases, these warranties won't be considered valid unless a professional completes the installation. Always read the terms and conditions carefully, as a DIY installation could leave you without a warranty to protect you.
Don't Let These Mistakes Happen to You
To save yourself the hassle and headaches of DIY artificial turf installation, allow our team to do the hard work for you. You can count on us for meticulous attention to detail and high-quality craftsmanship to deliver a synthetic lawn that is as beautiful as you had imagined. Get in touch with us today to learn more and get the process started.