Tips for New Construction Contractors

Things To Know About Buying Used Heavy Construction Equipment

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When looking to make sure that you are taking your construction company to the next level, the best thing you can do is to hire the help of companies that can sell you construction equipment. If you want to get heavy construction equipment at a great price, you owe it to yourself to shop with a used heavy construction equipment contractor who can give you a deal. These points below will help you shop for the best used heavy construction equipment for your company.  #1: Search For The Best Dealership That Specializes In Used Construction...

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3 Necessary Forklift Attachments Your Warehouse Needs For Maximum Efficiency

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Regardless of the type of warehouse setting you own and operate, the ongoing theory is usually this: You must be able to get as much done in as little time as possible and stay safe and efficient while doing it. There is no doubt that the forklift is your go-to machine to make things happen quickly in the workplace, but this one piece of equipment can be completely altered where efficiency is concerned with just a few attachments. You could see this standard warehouse equipment go from basic to extraordinarily helpful and effective with the...

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2 Tips To Help You Successfully Use A Compressor-Powered Jackhammer For Concrete Demolition

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When you have a concrete slab in your yard you need to remove, you can use an electric compressor-powered jackhammer to make the work easier. You can rent a compressor-powered jackhammer at most construction equipment rental businesses to use in your own home demolition projects. Here are some tips to help you successfully use this piece of equipment with your concrete demolition. Wear Safety Gear Before you begin to use a jackhammer, it is recommended to wear safety gear to protect your body from injury during the demolition process. Be sure...

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What Do You Need To Do When You’re Renting A Crane?

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A crane can open up a lot of opportunities for your fledgling construction business. However, purchasing a brand-new crane and having to store and maintain it can be too much to deal with. Luckily, rentals are a possibility, but you’ve got to do some of the following things so the experience can go well. Find a Driver When thinking about getting a crane on site, it’s easy to forget you’re going to need someone to operate that machine. Not everyone can do it; if your site happens to be inspected when the crane is there and...

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Looking To Transport Heavy Construction Equipment? Factors To Consider As You Look To Hire An Equipment Transportation Services

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If you need your heavy construction equipment, such as tractors, bulldozers, cranes, palletizers or hullers moved from one location to another, you will be looking to hire an equipment transportation service. While you likely know the importance of researching the company, comparing the price quotes you get and ensuring the service has enough insurance to cover the value of the item you are hauling, there are other factors you should consider that you may not be aware of. Here are a few of the lesser known factors you should consider when you...

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Learn How To Have Your Laundry Room Relocated

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When you buy a home, there are often certain areas of the home that can be changed to make it a better fit for your family. A commonly remodeled area of many homes is the laundry room. Many people do not want their laundry room to be outdoors or to be in the kitchen of their home. If your laundry room is located in an area that is not the best option for your family, use the guide below to learn how to have it moved to a different area of your home quickly and easily. Determine Where You Want the New Laundry Room to be Located First, you need...

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Are You Looking To Purchase Scaffolding? Learn Some Of The Factors You Should Consider As You Shop For Yours

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Scaffolding can be used to help you access items at heights you can’t reach on your own. However, unlike a ladder, a scaffold has a platform, giving you some space to maneuver and work at this height. Commonly, people who are painting or installing siding to the exterior of a home use scaffolding. If you are working on a home improvement project or own a construction company, you may be thinking about buying scaffolding. But not all scaffolding is the same. Here are a few of the factors that set some scaffolding apart from others. What...

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If You’re Trying To Become A Certified Crane Operator, Here’s What You Need To Know

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Becoming a certified crane operator is a process that will take some dedication, practice, and studying. However, you should definitely not be intimated by the process. If your goal is to become a certified operator, the NCCCO (or National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators) does a great job in facilitating test takers. The NCCCO will do everything to make the process as manageable as possible. They provide tests for every type of crane operation, including mobile cranes, tower cranes, digger derricks, boom trucks, signal...

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Five Mistakes To Avoid That Could Compromise Forklift Safety

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A forklift is a heavy duty piece of equipment that needs to be operated properly to avoid workplace hazards. You need to make a special effort to ensure that dangerous mistakes aren’t being made at your facility that could compromise the health and safety of everyone present. The following are five big forklift operation mistakes that could potentially cause injury if proper precautions aren’t taken against them: Operating a forklift with dangerously obstructed visibility Even during normal operation, a forklift operator’s...

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Why You Want To Use Galvanized Steel For Your Construction Project

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If you are planning an upcoming construction project, you may want to think about why galvanized steel is one of the best options for a building material. The Steel Is Completely Protected You will want to make sure that the materials you use are going to withstand changes and environmental factors for many years. Galvanized steel is completely coated. There is not a recess, a point, a corner, or a hole that is not completely coated in the galvanized coating. This means you are going to have the ultimate amount of protection and that is not...

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I decided to start a blog to keep me busy during downtime. I've had experience with building and I feel it is my duty to pass on my knowledge to help new contractors out there struggling to make ends meet. I want to start with a very important lesson I learned: always go for good quality construction equipment over items with prices that seem too good to be true. I have made this mistake more than once. I have had budget equipment break down in the middle of a job that ended up costing me more time and money than I thought I had even saved on the equipment in the first place. Check back often to see new tips I post!