Take On The Role Of A Contractor In Your Home

As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.

Why You Should Erect Temporary Fencing Around Your Construction Site

Construction & Contractors Blog

Construction sites are dangerous enough without non-employees poking around. When others step foot onto the site and they should not be there, that could turn into a real nightmare for your business. There are several reasons why you should erect temporary fencing around your work site.

Theft Is Number One

You have thousands of dollars in valuable building materials and equipment on site, any of which can be pinched in the middle of the night. If you want to be sure that your business does not lose money because you have to replace materials, tools or machines, surround it with a high fence. Fencing contractors, such as Outdoor Fence Company, can construct wood or metal fences that will protect your site.

Lawsuits Are Number Two

Only employees and visitors with proper head gear should be on your work site. Since falling construction materials can land and bounce outside of the work zone, they can injure passers-by on the street. That results in lawsuits, something you definitely do not want. If you erect a temporary fence around the perimeter, the falling materials will bounce off the fence walls first and even land back inside the work zone.

Defining the Perimeter of the Work Zone for Drivers Is Number Three

Drivers who circle around your work site may not be aware of exiting and entering construction trucks. It is a recipe for a nasty accident that can be prevented. If drivers see your clearly demarcated work perimeter, they know they should expect everything from dump trucks to front loaders coming and going out of that area.

"Because It Is The Law" Is Number Four

Most cities and states have ordinances that require you to fence in a work site. Construction permits are rarely granted unless you can first prove that you have a fencing contractor at the ready to fence in your site. Even your fencing contractor probably had to apply for a permit before he or she installs your temporary fence.

Deciding on the Type of Temporary Fence

A chain link fence can be built really high to keep out trespassers, but a clever thief will bring a wire cutters or a bolt cutters. A wooden fence will prevent the wire cutting thief but can be climbed over if it is not high enough. There are pros and cons to both, and your fencing contractor can help you choose the most effective temporary fence for your construction site.


16 February 2015