Tips to renting construction equipment

Tips to renting construction equipment

When you have a construction project but have do not have the appropriate tools or equipment for the job, it can be a bit frustrating. However, this should not hinder you from undertaking the project. Purchasing and operating construction equipment can be very costly and dangerous. To avoid this extra cost and risk, you should find the best deal from companies that are credited and professionals on heavy equipment for rent. Renting construction equipment is a process that requires proper documentation. It is therefore advisable to be very careful and adequately prepared when renting. Below are some few tips to renting construction equipment.

Outline your project

There are two types of projects; residential and commercial. The type of project will highly dictate the type of equipment to hire. If it is residential, then heavy machines like the bulldozer will be an inconvenience. Residential projects like digging your backyard to rear fish or build an outdoor swimming pool require equipment like a mini excavator. Commercial construction projects will require heavy machines to reduce effort as you maximize output.

Create a budget plan

Creating a budget for the whole projects keeps you focused and ready for the work ahead. It also ensures that one has enough capital to start and finish the project on time. Creating a budget plan will help guide you to the best deals and the right type of equipment for the job. You should stick to your budget plan and know the limits to which you can stretch the budget. Unfinished construction projects are basically due to improper planning or poor budget plan.

Services offered

When renting construction equipment, make sure you get the best deal from your money. You should go through the services offered and see if they are worth your money. Communication should be smooth and flow easily and courteously. When renting heavy construction equipment, you should ask about the delivery and pick up fee.  Transportation of these heavy machines is an added cost but should not be part of your budget. Browse for the best deals in the market.

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Operators experience

Hiring construction equipment comes with the operators as part of the services offered. You should check through the operator’s experience and do background checks. The operators should also be professionals during the project. Professionalism starts with their discipline in dressing and their dedication to the project. This can be judged from their reporting time and work schedule. The heavy equipment also comes with an experienced mechanic to check on the machines, ensure they are properly maintained for good efficiency of the work.

Storage space and security

When you rent equipment for construction, chances are that it will not be a one day project. It is therefore important to think about the storage space of the equipment and the security. Construction equipment is expensive and loss of one or damage of its parts can be quite expensive. You should consider the space to store them when not in operation and their security too.

Renting construction equipment can be very risky as there are cons out there to prey on innocent people. Make sure you do a thorough background check and have legal protection stating the terms and conditions and describing the project duration.

By |2018-06-13T07:55:59+00:00June 13th, 2018|General tips|4 Comments

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  1. Sharon Wilson-Smith December 18, 2018 at 7:31 am

    I like that you suggested creating a budget plan to make sure that you can find the best deal for the construction equipment that you need to rent. My husband mentioned to me that he needs to use a set of construction equipment. He wanted to make sure that his savings are going to be enough to rent all the pieces of equipment that he needs. Maybe, I can help him to collect quotes so we can find an equipment rental company that can meet his budget.

  2. Easton Memmott September 28, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    I like the tip you gave to make sure that you have the storage space for your heavy equipment before you rent it, so you will be able to have space for it. I am planning to rent some heavy equipment to renovate my yard later today, so I want to be sure that I am ready. I will be sure to check that I have enough space to store the equipment before I rent it.

  3. Easton Memmott September 24, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I liked your tip to identify whether you are doing a commercial or residential project because that will determine what kind of construction equipment you need to get. My brother is renovating the outside of his home, and he has asked for my help with that project. I will be sure to find equipment that is for residential projects.

  4. Bethany Birchridge June 29, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    The article makes a lot of sense when it says that communication between you and the construction renter should go smoothly, as it will help you understand their level of professionalism. My uncle is working on finishing up a house for his family, so these tips could help him find a great equipment renter. I’ll be sure to share this article with him at our next family dinner.

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