Taking The Next Step In Securing A Site - Preparing For Utility Installation

25 May 2017
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A landmark day on any construction site is the day the utilities are installed and activated. A job site with working electricity and plumbing is a site that operates much more smoothly, but it's important that you don't rush the process. There are several important steps you need to take in order to make sure utility installation goes smoothly.

Below, you'll find a guide to some of those steps and suggestions for some boxes you should be sure to check off before utility installation is completed. Committing to proper preparedness can help guarantee that installation goes as smoothly as possible, preventing your crew from doubling back and utilizing redundant efforts to succeed at an important task.

Securing Permits

Perhaps the most bothersome delay that a site can suffer in the run up to utility installation is a procedural delay. Having a site that's entirely ready from a construction perspective but lacking the proper paperwork can inspire frustration that rebounds around the work, leaving you scrambling to find a solution.

The best solution is to never allow yourself to fall into that trap. Make sure that you have the proper permits for installation in a place where they're easily accessible. This will allow the utility companies to be at ease, and can help guarantee that you don't fall victim to bureaucracy.

Preparing Landscaping

Making sure that the landscape itself is ready to absorb the stress of new utilities is an important challenge. New construction often uses buried electric lines as well as sewer lines, so it's vital that you have a clear work area established that will allow for the easiest possible installation.

Don't make the mistake of landscaping areas of your project that will have to be dug up and demolished in order to make room for your utilities project. If it's at all possible, you should delay landscaping tasks until well after installation so you can be confident in the way the ground will settle.

Proper Scheduling

As with many other aspects of the construction process, it's important to be prepared for the potential of delays when it comes to utility installation. The best way to accommodate those delays is by relying on a proper schedule, and that means not introducing undue stress. Try to avoid scheduling tasks that require use of the utilities for a period after their scheduled installation, as then you can allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised and move things up rather than frustrated and moving things back.

For additional information, you will want to contact a company such as Bogner  Construction Co.