Depending on where your business is located, summer months can be just as disastrous when it comes to weather than even the middle of winter. Harsh weather conditions can be detrimental to your project and can end up costing you quite a bit of money. The following are a few precautionary measures you can take to help avoid the costly outcome of potential weather hazards.
- Protect valuables from weather and theft by properly storing all onsite materials every night in a garage or storage shed. Machinery, appliances, materials and fixtures are all expensive aspects of your construction project and can cost you quite a bit of unnecessary funds if they have to be replaced. Be careful and overly cautious when it comes to protecting your construction site.
- Raw materials can also be ruined if exposed to extreme weather conditions so be sure to properly cover or store all materials that you will need when not in use. When you are done with the materials, be sure to properly dispose of scrap material immediately to avoid any safety hazards or potential mess that could result from a storm.
- Don’t install anything that could potentially be ruined by weather until it can be properly protected from the elements. This includes flooring, light fixtures, wall treatments, etc. Prematurely installing these additions can be a costly mistake if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Wait until ceilings, walls and doors are installed until taking the next step.
- Be sure that you have taken the necessary precautions for stormwater control. If a storm moves in dropping large amounts of water and the drains surrounding your project are full of debris, then you’re looking at a potential flood on your construction site. Be sure that your construction site has adequate drainage and minimal lose debris that could be washed away by rain or wind in the event of a storm.
- Planning your construction project for the right time of the year weather wise is also important. Use your good weather time wisely so that you can get a majority of your work done without having the added worry of rain, snow, wind and hail. Once the bad weather hits the project will take you longer, thus costing you more money. Not to mention the added hassle of working in poor conditions.