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How to Choose the Perfect Equipment Rental

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Doing things on your own has many advantages, like

  • You learn a new skill
  • You do it your way
  • You save time & money.
  • You’re satisfied

But we are talking about big projects that can require equipment rentals like an 8 Ton Mini-Excavator Rental or Bobcat. These machines are enormous, and they are made for specific types of work.

In this blog, we will learn more about equipment rentals and the type of work you can do with it.

Let’s start!

8 Ton Mini-Excavator Rental

The 8 Ton Mini-Excavator Rental has two buckets. One for digging the land and moving the soil from the ground to trucks or another place. Second for leveling the ground and filling ditches. It has a cabin and comes with sprocket wheels.

Type of work you can perform with an 8 Ton Mini-Excavator Rental

Since mini excavators are often used for smaller projects in construction and landscaping, such as installing pools and hot tubs, they are commonly used for material handling, stump removal, and demo work.

U35 Mini-Excavator Rental

U35 series are mini excavators. They do have a bucket for digging, a cabin without any glass or covering, and there’s no second bucket attached to it.

The U35 mini excavator comes with a hydraulic angle blade. The hydraulic angle blade can be angled right or left to push soil to the side as the machine moves forward, eliminating the need for repetitive repositioning at right angles when backfilling trenches.

Type of work you can perform with a U35 Mini-Excavator Rental

Because they are small, they can quickly move into awkward areas to expedite many tasks. Here are some jobs you can perform:

  • Plowing snow.
  • Digging holes.
  • Making small trenches.
  • Demolishing small structures.
  • Repairing sewer lines.
  • Landscaping work.
  • Digging swimming pools or garden ponds.
  • Plowing snow

As the machine is small in size, it doesn’t require a lot of fuel compared to giant machines, and it’s a better alternative.

Skid Steer Rental

Several skid steers, including skid steer loaders and skid steers with rigid frames, engine-driven models, and lift arms with attachments for labor-saving tools.

Skid steer doesn’t have a bucket for digging, but it is possible to dig, but it is another helpful tool broadly used for home and commercial projects. The machinery is compact and doesn’t require too much space, and this feature makes the skid steer perfect for a home or small commercial projects.

Types of work you can do with Skid Steer Rental Equipment

The skid steer is a unique type of construction equipment rental and can do various tasks, primarily due to its versatile movement flexibility and small structure.

Skid steers are primarily designed for moving soil or other materials. Smooth buckets make moving dirt and other materials easier. Apart from that, Skid Steers can perform multiple jobs like:

  • Demolition
  • Roadwork
  • Snow and debris removal
  • Excavating, digging, and trenching
  • Grading and backfilling
  • Loading
  • Mowing
  • Landscaping
  • Agricultural work
  • Material handling

It is incredible how a small machine can be capable of doing such a broad spectrum of work.

20-25 Ton Excavator Rental

These are heavy machines made for commercial work. They can move a tremendous amount of dirt, soil, debris from one location to another in a short amount of time.

Types of work you can do with 20-25 Ton Excavator Rental Equipment Rental

The 20-25 ton excavator equipment is known as crawlers. The hydraulic system offers increased power and attachment options.

These are widely used for commercial projects like digging for a foundation or building parking space and similar such projects.

Now that you know what all machines can do and the type of work they are capable of, let us know if you’re looking to hire equipment rentals. At Neroda Construction, we have a wide variety of machinery that we discussed in the blog today.

Categories Excavating

3 Most Common House Foundations: The Pros and Cons

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Are you in Windsor Ontario planning to lay a foundation for your new house?

The foundation is one of the most significant parts of the house because it bears the load of the entire structure. Which type of foundation do you plan to use for your house?

Generally, there are three key features that a good foundation should have. They include:

  • Ability to support the entire house structure
  • Must keep groundwater from penetrating the rest of the house
  • The foundation should provide a barrier against vapor from the soil and water

Below are three common home foundations as well as their pros and cons that we recommend you consider for your next building project.

Concrete Slab Foundation

A concrete slab foundation is very convenient because it requires minimum lot preparation to start the building process. This type of foundation is the most common since its installation is simple compared to other types of foundations.

The installation process of the slab includes pouring concrete footing 24 inches beneath the estimated finish grade. Once all the footers are poured, two or more layers of concrete blocks are laid over the footers. After this, the internal piping system is installed, followed by the addition of a rock filler. Finally, 4 inches of concrete are poured over the top.

Pros

  • A concrete slab foundation is more affordable than other types of foundations.
  • The slab requires very low maintenance once construction is done.

Cons

  • In case of storms and floods, the slab foundation will offer very low protection to your home.

 

Crawl Space

The crawl space foundation is suitable for houses elevated several inches from the ground. Similar to a slab foundation, the footing is poured followed by the addition of blocks to support the structure’s walls.

Although building a crawl space foundation will take more time, it will cost less, compared to building a full basement foundation.

Pros

  • Due to the conditioning of the crawl space, the floors of the house are usually warm.
  • The crawl space makes it easier to access utilities such as piping, ductwork, and wiring, unlike the slab foundation.

Cons

  • The crawl space is prone to moisture, which creates a breeding ground for fungi and mold.

Basement Foundation

A basement foundation is a hole that is 8 feet deep or more, which ends with a slab made from concrete. Just as the name suggests, a house with a basement foundation has a basement that anchors the property to the ground. The foundation lies below the frost line of the area, which maintains the foundation’s integrity and longevity.

Pros

  • The basement will provide you and your family with great protection from storms.
  • Basement foundations provide easy access to technicians for repairs compared to digging the slab and crawling in the crawl space.

Cons

  • Most basements have poor lighting and may cost you high energy bills.

 

Let us know which type of concrete you prefer for your house. Here at Neroda Construction, we offer excavation, basement waterproofing, and concrete services in Windsor Ontario. Give us a call today and request a FREE quote.