When I started working with my Uncle Bob last summer, I assumed that construction would be an easy, fun way to make a few extra bucks. However, I quickly discovered that construction work was serious business, filled with risks, difficulty, and rewards. After almost being creamed by a few backhoe booms, I learned how to stay out of the way. However, staying safe around heavy machinery isn't always easy to do. My blog talks about how to use machinery properly and what you need to do to stay safe so that you can return home to your family each and every day.
15 June 2021
Renting heavy construction equipment is cheaper than buying. You can access various types of machinery and return them at the end of your project. Renting the machinery also saves you from dealing with equipment insurance, maintenance, and servicing. However, the rental process can still be expensive, especially if you need multiple items. Below are four tips to help you save money when renting construction equipment. Plan the Rental as Needed
15 March 2021
Today, building contractors can enjoy an abundance of construction options that weren't available in the past. However, for those who're yet up-to-date with the latest trends, the availability of numerous alternatives may seem intimidating. One cutting-edge trend in commercial construction is insulated concrete formwork, which offers immense benefits. This post provides more insights into ICF by highlighting three crucial advantages they afford. Energy Efficiency Almost all concrete projects use some kind of form, which creates void spaces similar to wall shapes.
27 August 2020
Although you might not look forward to having to hire a repair service to come out and repair your cranes, you should contact one of these companies as soon as you notice there is a problem with one of your company's cranes. These are a few examples of things that can happen if you don't hire a crane repair service promptly. Operations Might Have to Cease If your crane doesn't work at all — or if you are too nervous to continue using it because of the condition that it's in — then you will need to cease operations that involve the use of that crane.
18 March 2020
Skid steers are incredibly useful and reliable vehicles. They are particularly useful in the agricultural sector. A skid steer can be used to perform a wide variety of functions on a farm, ranch or orchard, and are particularly useful for land clearance operations — but only if they are fitted with the right attachments. If you have recently come into possession of new land that needs clearing before it can be cultivated, your skid steer can be fitted with a number of attachments that can make removing brush, uprooting trees and mowing overgrown grasses much faster and easier.
12 November 2019
Most construction companies own a wide variety of construction equipment, but it does not always make sense financially to purchase every type of equipment available. For example, if there is a piece of equipment that may only be used several times a year for different types of construction projects, it doesn't make sense for a construction company to spend the money to purchase it and maintain it. In this type of situation, the better option is to rent the equipment.