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What No One Tells You About Construction and Contractors

Welcome to my blog. My name is Belinda, and I recently built a house from the ground-up with my husband. Through building, we worked with a range of construction crews, contractors and specialists. I learned a lot along the way, but the experience would have been easier if I had known about some things up front. In this blog, I am going to help others who are starting the process of constructing a new home. In this blog, I plan to share all the things no one ever tells you about construction and contractors. I'm writing this from my custom home, and I couldn't be happier. Trust me, the whole process is worth it. Thanks for reading and happy building!

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Preparations for having tilt up construction done on your property

If you're having a building erected on your property using tilt up construction, there are a lot of things you need to think about in order to get all the right permits, to get the best construction company for the job, and to make sure the project runs smoothly. However, in order for the project to run as smoothly as possible, there are a few things you can do when it comes preparing the site where the tilt up construction is taking place.

Accessibility

The first thing you should make sure of when having tilt up construction done on your property is that the workers can access the site without any problems. Doing this beforehand can make the whole process a lot quicker, and save the workers a lot of time when the construction of the building is actually taking place. Tilt up construction requires the use of a crane for all the most important parts of the project, and you need to make sure that the workers can access the site with that crane. Move all movable structures such as cars and trailers from the path to the site and consider having trees and other vegetation cut down if they are in the way. If your property isn't large enough, you might have to ask your neighbours for help by letting you access their property to transport the crane.

Tests and evaluations

You should also make sure to have soil tests and site evaluations done when you've decided to make the project happen and not after you've already hired the builders. Many companies offer these services as a part of the construction, but if you can provide them with results of these tests as you're hiring them, the procedure will be a lot quicker and you can start planning the actual construction straight away. Make sure you've already made the site accessible before you have it evaluated though, as this otherwise will be included in the evaluation.

Chemicals

Another thing you need to think about it to make sure that no one is affected negatively by the chemicals used at the site. With tilt up construction, the workers will have to apply a chemical when creating the tilt up panels to prevent them from sticking to the surface where they are being created. This can be dangerous to breathe in if you're not properly equipped. One way to prevent other people to be affected by this is to provide the workers with a tent where the procedure can be performed beforehand. You should also notify the neighbours before this is being done so that they can stay inside during that particular time. 

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