Odds are that if you have driven by a large development, you have seen a few very big industrial vehicles at work. You might wonder how on earth you can afford the costs of these machines when you are constructing your own home. The good news is that larger projects like townhouses necessarily need larger vehicles when they are constructed. There is a lot more material to haul around, more ground to break, more objects to lift over, and so on. When building an individual house, the costs of renting vehicles will be much less.
Still, renting industrial vehicles can be a big part of the cost of building your house. You want to keep those costs down as much as possible, so the first tip we can offer you is to shop around. You will want to find a dealer who can rent you the vehicles you need at the most affordable price. Don't forget to include budget concerns such as insurance either; the last thing you need is to have an uninsured accident happen with one of these vehicles.
Finding a place to rent construction vehicles from is just a matter of knowing where to look. A good place to start is with the home store you are buying your materials from. Generally, those who own light industrial vehicles such as those used in individual construction will have some form of advertising in these stores, whether it be the use of cheap postcard printing services to make cards or just picture/phone number ads. Once you find one rental service, odds are pretty good they will be able to point you to other places with the vehicles you need.
And that brings us to the next question; exactly what kinds of vehicle will you need to rent to help you build your home? Here are a few definite:
Bobcat: These small multi-use vehicles are handy for all sorts of tasks. You should probably think about renting one for the entire time you are working on the exterior parts of your home.
Backhoe: Digging out ground for a foundation for homes, and any other project, will mean you need the use of a backhoe. Combine the one function with a tractor loader outfit and you will have a vehicle rental that can take care of several tasks at one cost. Be prepared to rent this vehicle for about four or five days.
Cement mixer: When it comes time to pour the foundation, you will need to use a cement mixer. Generally these vehicles are operated by their owners; you pay for the time and the cement.
Lifting equipment: Once you start getting the house put together, you will find that you need equipment that can lift pieces into place. Anything equipped with a lifting sling will do just fine for hoisting up your joists, windows, and other materials.
The truth is, it is not quite as easy to find a business with industrial vehicles for rent as it is when looking for a tent rental. Hamilton and other cities all over the country do have businesses that rent out industrial vehicles for construction projects; it's just a matter of knowing what you're looking for and where to look.