This week, construction sites around the country start closing up for the year and while relaxation is most certainly on the cards, many busy minds will be thinking ahead and starting the mental preparations for the New Year.

The truth is, for most of the planners working in the construction industry, rest is never a guarantee. Way before the work year starts again, there is plenty of prepping and planning that needs to be done, to ensure that the work is able to get underway swiftly and with minimal fuss. And to do this, it can be very helpful to have a set of tips to get you through.

A few tips for prepping your construction site

If you have been in this game for a long while, you won’t really need this information as you probably already have a great strategy set up and ready to use. But even if that is the case, sometimes it helps to revisit the old information.

Step 1 – Take the time to observe

Each new construction site comes with its own challenges and sometimes, the best thing that you can do is to take a breath and a step back, and try to get to grips with what you are going to be working with, in terms of whether or not the site is suitable for your project. You need to think about the size, the incline (if it has any) and the orientation of the land. During this period, you should also think about the climate and the rainfall in particular.

Step 2 – Soil Test

Everything, from farming to building, to simply existing, depends on the quality of the soil. You should always begin your new venture by doing a soil test so that you know exactly what it is that you are dealing with, because if you skip this step and build on unsuitable land, you could end up kissing your project goodbye.

Step 3 – Clearing

Here is where plant hire comes in and where you need to know what work needs doing, so that you hire the right equipment for the job. Clearing will normally consist of not just removing what is there, but also levelling the ground for later building. And if you have any doubts you can always contact the experts to assist you.

Step 4 – Find Construction Partners

You will want to work with the right sort of people, from the start of your project right through to the end. That is the ideal sort of set up, but it doesn’t always happen if you don’t make a smart selection right from the beginning. Now, in your preparation phase, you should begin the process of looking around for plant hire companies and other types of construction partners.

At Fast Pulse Plant Hire, we are one of the Lowveld’s leading plant hire companies. We have a wide range of tools and plant hire equipment for you to use and we offer our services at really affordable prices. Our expertise and our industry experience allows us to provide our clients with tips and advice for making the most of their equipment hire.