As all homeowners know, at some point of your property ownership, considerable home improvements, repairs, or maintenance may be required. During these projects, it is often suggested that specialized equipment be brought in to make the job go as smoothly, as efficiently, and as safely as possible.
Self-erecting cranes are particularly suited to building projects for private houses and small to medium size residential buildings that only require them for a short duration.
Popular all over the world due to their simplicity and rapidity in terms of speed (most of the time the installation and the work can be completed in less than one day), self-erecting cranes are designed to decrease the disturbance and stress inflicted on the local residential environment, which may surround your construction site. In other words, your neighbours won't hate you!
If you are still on the fence about contacting a builder to assist with the project and possible crane hire, here are five home improvements that require or, at the very least, will go a lot smoother with a crane around.
1. Large Tree Removal and Maintenance
If you are lucky enough to live on a property with large trees, you are probably well aware that maintaining them can be challenging. In order to reach the high canopies of the trees and trim the branches, you are going to want to consider using some speciality equipment.
Additionally, if you need to remove a large tree or do any work that involves transporting heavy tree debris, you are going to need a crane.
By renting a crane, you can be assured that these projects are performed quickly and safely. Other machinery may not be able to reach the high areas or lift the dense trunks that a crane can.
2. Tower and Concrete Wall Setting
If you are a homeowner who has been refurbishing or building your home, there is a high likelihood that you will require some equipment to finish the project. Renting a crane can help immensely when it comes to tower and concrete setting.
Make sure to work with a crane supplier in Melbourne (or wherever you are located) with experienced workers that have a thorough interest in assisting you in finishing your home improvements to the highest expectations.
3. Second-Floor Additions
Due to the desire for more spacious homes, one of the most common remodeling projects today is a second-floor addition. However, installing heavy structural components, such as beams and columns, at such a high level is almost impossible without a crane. These materials not only need to be lifted high, but they are also exceptionally heavy.
If you are adding a second-floor as part of your home improvement project, then renting a crane will definitely make the process a whole lot easier.
When it comes time to restore or replace your roof, it is imperative that you opt to work with a crane that has specific characteristics such as speed, precision and boom length, as well as an impressive lifting capacity even at substantial heights.
5. Landscaping Renovations
Redesigning a garden can be one of the most joyous improvements that a homeowner takes on; but, it can also be one of the most time-consuming and stressful. Between the rock, masonry, and gravel materials, there is a lot to be accounted for and moved.
While skid-steers can assist with some of the heavy lifting, they are frequently restricted to a specific height or a particular weight they can manage. If your landscaping renovation requires the movement of massive rocks and other heavy materials to higher locations, a small crane will be needed to execute the plan. Having such a crane ensures your materials are placed wherever you like.
No matter whether you are moving into an established luxury villa or are building your own home, these are just five of the typical home improvement and maintenance projects that require the use of a crane.
While you may believe that you can do it all on your own, having specialized equipment and experts around to help you out will make a massive difference to the speed and quality of your home renovation project.
Hermann Buchberger is the Founder and CEO of Active Crane Hire (ACH). He’s taken the company from start-up to Industry Leader offering the largest fleet of construction cranes in Australia. ACH launched a new type of crane previously unheard of in the Australian market: electric tower cranes. The company's infrastructure and associated services now comprise a fleet of trucks and trailers, a crane-rigging team, mobile crane technicians, a fleet of service vehicles, and an extensive range of crane spare parts.