Understanding How To Streamline Your Company

Understanding How To Streamline Your Company

Need A Crane For Your Next Project? 4 Questions To Ask Before You Begin

Carrie Gomez

If your next project is going to require some heavy lifting, you're going to need a crane, especially if you've got supplies and equipment that will need to be lifted on to rooftops. If you don't own a crane, you can always rent one for your project. It's not always cost-effective to purchase cranes, especially when your projects don't always call for them. Before you rent your crane, there are some questions you'll need to answer. These questions, and the answers, will help you identify the type of crane service you'll need. These questions will also help your crane operator avoid complications during the project.

What Will You Be Lifting?

When renting a crane, it's important to know that there are many different sizes and styles. Each type of crane is used for specific projects. They're also designed with specific weight-bearing limitations. Before you rent a crane, you'll need to identify exactly what you'll be lifting, and how heavy those objects are. If you're going to be lifting a variety of objects, of varying weights, you should consider renting a multi-purpose crane that can suit all your needs.

Where Will They Be Moved From?

In addition to knowing what you'll be moving, you'll also need to determine where it will be moved to and from. If your supplies and equipment will be lifted in a straight pattern, the swing motion of the crane won't be an issue. However, if your equipment will need to be lifted over and around objects, walls, and buildings, you're going to require a crane with full maneuverability.

Will You Need Permission From Other Property Owners?

Once you know what type of crane you'll need for the job, you'll need to determine the access points you'll need during the job. If the job can be accomplished from your property, you won't have any access point issues. However, if your job will require you to have access points outside of your property, you'll need to obtain permission from the other property owners before you can begin work. The last thing you want is a lawsuit or a trespassing citation for being on property you didn't have permission to access. Even if it's an empty lot next to your property, conduct a title search and obtain written permission prior to the start of your job.

What Will Be Under the Crane?

When you're operating a crane, you need to remember that it's not just about what's above the ground. You've also got to worry about what's below the ground; specifically what's going to be under the crane. Before you rent your crane, have the utility companies come out and mark the utility lines, including the water company. This will prevent you from incurring fines when your crane damages underground utility lines such as sewer lines, or water pipes. It's also a good idea to find out if there are any septic tanks in the area. The weight of the crane could destroy an underground septic system.

Check with companies like Prestige Dock Service for more information.


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After I started working for a big business, I realized that their manufacturing processes were a little troubled. I had worked in several factories before, so I knew some different tips that could really help them. I started talking with them about ways to make things better, and they seemed to really appreciate the input. Within a few months, things were moving along better and I even got promoted because of the helpful advice. This blog is here to help any company to make better decisions regarding its industrial and manufacturing plant. You never know how much time and money it could save you in the long run.