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Equipment You Need to Think About When Remodeling Your House

Story Highlights
  • 1 - Bulldozer
  • 2 - Forklift
  • 3 - The power situation
  • 4 - Mobile tower
  • 5 - Dump truck
  • 6 - Hand tools
  • 7 - Excavator
  • 8 - Temporary shed

Remodeling your home is probably the best way to rearrange your living situation and transform your household.

It is a great way to maximize the value of your property and add more functions to your home.

Other than just a resale value, you can also make your entire household more frugal to run. This means making it eco-friendly so that you save money on processes like heating the place, keeping it safe from rain and other weather occurrences.

In order to perform some of these works, you need to have the proper equipment. Here are several things you need to look out for:

1 – Bulldozer

The majority of remodeling projects start with demolition of an existing structure or at least a part of a structure.

This is why a decent bulldozer with a skilled crew is such a necessity.

You see, when demolishing a part of a building, you need to be extra careful not to damage anything that you’re not supposed to. Also, a lot of old materials can be salvageable if the demolition crew is careful enough. This is especially the case if we’re talking about bricks and timber.

So, when looking to hire a bulldozer, pay special attention to who sits behind the wheel.

2 – Forklift

A forklift is a crucial piece of equipment when you plan to remodel your home.

Why?

Well, because it makes the task of transporting various materials from one end of the property to another into something fairly easy.

Keep in mind that a forklift may be immensely helpful when remodeling the roof, especially when it comes to replacing shingles since you can just lift the entire pallet with shingles to the roof level.

Also, you don’t really have to own the forklift, to begin with. You can just look for a forklift for rent and hire in your area.

3 – The power situation

The next thing you need to think about is your power tools and the best way to handle this situation is to start with the very source.

What you need is a power generator and enough extension cords to reach every section of your home.

This is also incredibly important if you intend for some of the works to take place at night and you need to provide the lighting.

Overall, the situation with power may be stable if you’re not remodeling the entirety of home and the grid is still on. However, the last thing you want is to be interrupted by a power shortage.

4 – Mobile tower

Generally speaking, mobile towers are far superior to traditional scaffolds.

Why?

Well, because they take less space when not used and cover (more or less), the same area.

Constructing the scaffold and then disassembling it, later on, is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process. With a mobile tower, all you have to do is move it to another location. It really is that simple.

Also, keep in mind that it provides a safe and stable platform for your team to work from, which is crucial when it comes to the majority of these tasks.

5 – Dump truck

If there’s one thing that’s universally true for home remodeling, it’s the fact that it’s going to result in a ton of debris.

So, what you need is a dump truck that you can rely on. First of all, you need to start estimating the size of the truck that you’ll need. Also, keep in mind that you won’t have to get rid of all this debris in one go.

Sure, doing so with a smaller truck means more runs, which is not only inefficient but also quite costly.

So, an adequate estimate can be quite advantageous.

6 – Hand tools

The thing you need to keep in mind is your arsenal of small tools.

Ladders, hammers, a level, a putty knife a tape measure, and pliers are just some of the things that people often forget.

However, finding out that you lack one of these tools in the middle of works is a distraction and a lapse that you don’t need. A break to go to the hardware store is a waste of time and an improvised tool is a safety risk. Fortunately, this problem is completely avoidable.

7 – Excavator

If you’re expanding your home, regardless if you’re making a new room or building a garage, what you need is a proper excavator.

Technically speaking, you could be done with some shovels but you really don’t want to waste that much time and energy.

With an excavator, you can rapidly progress through this most tiresome part of the project. If you’re rushing to finish something before the season of the rains comes, it might be a proper life-saver.

8 – Temporary shed

Another thing you should understand is that while you’re building some of your tools will need temporary protection.

This means a cover for your heavy equipment and a temporary shelter for your hand tools (probably in the form of a shed).

Renting out a temporary shed or a container shelter is one of the most cost-efficient ways to handle this task. It’s also far more cost-effective than having to replace malfunctioning parts of your equipment.

In conclusion

People who are remodeling tend to be so caught up in big plans and budget issues that they completely overlook the question of logistics which can be quite monumental.

In order not to make this mistake, you need to approach this issue one step at a time.

Providing the right equipment for the project is just the thing you need in order to get started. It’s also one of the most expensive items on the list, which is why it will help you figure out your budget. 

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