Scaffolding allows construction workers to access taller heights during construction. Unlike ladders, scaffolding structures provide a stable platform that increases the safety of workers while working at height. However, these structures can cause accidents and injuries when used incorrectly. Therefore, as you hire scaffolding for your construction project, here are four safety tips to adhere to.
Check used scaffolding for damage
When renting used scaffolding, it's vital to inspect the structure for damage and deficiencies that might increase fall hazards on your site.
Like their static kin, mobile scaffolds provide safe and stable platforms for performing work at height. However, they have the added advantage of being mobile as they can be relocated from point A to point B of the same job site with relative ease: that is, without being dismantled and reassembled. This gives people the ability to do multiple jobs quickly without compromising their safety.
Mobile scaffolds are typically made of either aluminium or steel.
If your building project will involve a lot of deep drilling or demolition work, then you might need to set up vibration monitoring. You need to ensure that you don't cause damage to neighbouring properties and that your noise levels don't create harm or disturbance.
While you can monitor vibrations on your site, you can also use remote solutions. Here, a small on-site monitor connects to a software system on an off-site computer.
The process of subdivision — legally dividing land into multiple plots to develop or sell — can be a lot of work, particularly if you don't plan well in advance. This type of project can take a long time to come to fruition as it waits for approval from municipal governments and finding investors. As such, subdivision requires thoughtful foresight and planning if you want to help streamline the process and avoid later issues.
Foundation underpinning is the process of repairing damaged foundations. During the procedure, your contractor excavates the foundation, repairs it and lifts the house back into place. Underpinning improves the integrity of the structure and extends its lifespan. Below are the key factors that will determine the cost of underpinning your home's foundation.
The severity of foundation damage
Foundation damage can range from minor cracks in the walls to settling of the entire house.