Posted on: 26 February 2018Share
If you are a construction contractor or you manage construction jobs, there is a lot of equipment and other types of supplies you'll need to complete your construction projects. While there are certain things it makes sense to buy, there are other things that you might better off renting instead.
Here are three types of rentals you'll need for your next construction project.
Temporary Fence Panels
Besides keeping your construction crew safe, you also need to make a priority out of keeping the general public safe. This is especially true if your construction project is in the city or a high-traffic area. For this reason, renting temporary fence panels is a must for your construction projects. These panels are great for sectioning off a construction site, which will keep people out so that they stay safe.
Temporary fence panels often come in various sizes so that you can use the one that best suits the need of your construction site. Many companies also offer optional upgrades including sandbags, privacy screens, and equipment gates.
There are some types of heavy equipment that you are going to use over and over again on all of your construction jobs, and for this, it may make more sense to buy rather than rent. However, there might also be some types of heavy equipment that you aren't going to use on a regular basis, so you may choose to rent it instead.
If you do choose to rent certain pieces of heavy equipment, there are advantages for doing so. Some of these advantages include:
- You won't have to concern yourself with expensive repairs if it breaks down
- You can hold off on having to put a lot of money toward the initial purchase cost
- You won't have to worry about storing the equipment that you rent
If you have several construction projects happening at the same time, renting heavy equipment will cut down on the cost of transporting your equipment from one site to another.
If you are working in a high-traffic area, you may have to shut down parts of a street, sidewalk, or entire block in order to safely complete the job. This might require you to put up safety signs and barricades so that you can redirect people traveling in the area.
You may also need to put up safety signs for your construction crew and those visiting the construction site. This is especially true if a hard hat is required in certain areas or areas that only authorized personnel are allowed to enter.