Construction is hard work and comes with many challenges. One of those is having to take care of construction debris removal in the winter weather.
There are plenty of other things that need to be done during winter construction projects and having to "take out the trash" probably doesn't rank highly. But it has to be done.
Okay, so maybe you're the lucky guy building a new house in Houston, Texas right now. The most you have to concern yourself with is a possibility of rain showers. But, if you're one of the hundreds, possibly thousands, of contractors and builders - and the stalwart DIY homeowners - engaged in a construction project most anywhere else right now, we feel for you.
Six months ago, most states west of the Rockies were sweltering in heat and record drought. Now, many of them are blanketed in snow or drenched by record rains. Even in a mild year, working outdoors in winter can be brutal in many locations.
Construction may be less frequent or widespread during the winter months, but it still goes on. And this is especially true in those states where the housing market is hot and homes in high demand. (Think Reno, Nevada, for example!)
The work itself goes on as best as it can given the limitations of weather and available daylight, but it is those very limitations that can make a necessary "dump run" a disagreeable chore.
The problem is that the trash, waste, and building debris that collects on a job site has to be cleaned up and removed regularly. Safety is a factor as well as efficiency.
Tripping or slipping on debris can lead to falls. And falls can lead to deaths.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the CDC,
"Falls are the number one cause of construction fatalities on construction sites. Construction deaths reached over 1,100 in 2019, the highest level since 2011."
But even if a fall leads to something far less tragic, such as broken wrist or twisted ankle, the cost is excessive. Job sites must be kept clean and safe.
And the good news is that contractors don't have to take care of that task themselves.
One of the concepts that contractors are uniquely familiar with and experienced at is making use of sub-contractors. Hiring a sub for specific aspects of a project is common practice and can be quite efficient and cost-effective.
And, at it's core, sub-contracting work is essentially outsourcing. Which is the same approach that can be taken with construction debris removal and hauling.
While there are also plenty of options for outsourcing your jobsite waste removal, simply opting for the least expensive vendor available isn't always the best choice. Aside from issues with lack of being bonded, being uninsured, and having no accountability when it comes to dumping, that guy with a truck you could hire might turn out to be a costly mistake.
Besides, there are plenty of green and sustainable disposal options and processes available that can make your construction debris removal work green and sustainable, as well.
Engaging in deconstruction practices, for example, can reduce the overall amount of waste your jobsite will end up sending to a landfill.
In addition to reducing the overall volume of actual landfilled waste from construction sites, using green and sustainable processes like deconstruction and materials recycling can reduce costs and even put money in your pocket.
The fact is that most construction and demolition (C&D) waste can be reused or recycled. But it takes extra work and the proper knowledge of the industry and processes to fully accomplish that goal.
The good news is that you don't have to do that yourself.
As a contractor or supervisor, it's important to realize that your site clean-up and debris removal doesn't have to be an "inside job" when you bring on an expert team to partner with you for that part of the work.
If you're still taking time and crew away form your construction project to routinely remove and dispose of waste, debris, and junk, you can change that today by calling Junk King to manage your site clean-up and waste removal.
Our team specializes in construction debris removal. We can be at your job site in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to take care of your construction waste in a professional and courteous fashion.
And one of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service.
If you're ready for construction debris removal service, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).