Drilling a foundation involves countless hours of planning, communication, and organization before work can even begin. As you plan your upcoming foundation drilling job, what do you need to accomplish ahead of time? What questions should be answered? Let’s take a look at the first steps toward a successful project.
Planning the Foundation
Long before your construction crew can break ground, everyone has to develop detailed plans for the construction process itself. And don’t forget a backup plan in case things go wrong! During your preliminary meetings, keep these few behind-the-scenes goals in mind:
- Study the site report in detail
- Know the local regulations
- Manage your time and worksite
- Keep communication channels open
1) Study the Site Report in Detail
Before work begins, you’ll receive a site investigation report with all the relevant information about the worksite: the ultimate construction plan, the composition of the underlying rock, necessary equipment and supplies, and much more. This report is designed to provide you with everything you need to know to create a working plan for a successful foundation drilling job. Take the time to educate yourself about your construction site and, more importantly, correct any errors in the initial report before work starts.
2) Know the Local Regulations
If you’ve worked in different states or countries before, you’re familiar with the wide variety in construction regulations. Do you know for sure what this particular site will and will not permit you to do? Research the local laws to be sure and consult with local construction authorities to answer any questions. A little extra effort to do the right thing is more than worth keeping your construction site open.
3) Manage Your Time and Worksite
Your job is only the first in a multi-step process to actually construct a new building. Consequently, any delays on your part will only delay the entire project and reflect poorly on your skills as a contractor. Keep your project on track by developing an excellent plan beforehand and managing your time effectively once work begins.
Pro Tip: Some delays, such as severe weather, are out of your control and others will generally understand this. However, ordering parts late is a problem. Don’t let a mistake on your end delay the entire building project.
4) Keep Communication Channels Open
It may seem obvious to say that you need to maintain good communication with the members of your team. Don’t neglect the others involved in the project, however. Maintain a good line of communication with your subcontractors, the clients, and even the local construction authorities to make sure everything is going according to plan and within the bounds of local law. Their input is essential to your ultimate success.
Looking Ahead to the Project
Having the proper mechanical equipment for the job, especially reliable transmissions, is important to actually get the job done. However, without the preliminary meetings and consultations about plans, rules, and more, your project will suffer from a lack of direction and will take even longer to complete. Don’t neglect the less interesting part of your foundation drilling job.
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