Many that are “do-it-yourselfers” are conscious that the easiest and least expensive way to perform a job is to take off the gloves of the work and get to it. But does that include projects requiring construction equipment? Once you decide to rent (or buy) construction equipment or call in the pros there are several questions to ask yourself.
Cost and size of the project are two of the most important things to consider. Did you ever want a bassin? There’s nothing really stopping you from building one if you have enough property and there’s no zoning rules that limit it. That’s going to be a pretty big project and you would be shocked to see how much soil has to be shifted to build just a small watering pond for cattle. RentEquip
Do you not think you are qualified to run the construction equipment? Can you be right. If you’ve never worked a bulldozer, you’ll quickly find out those professionals are only making it look simple. Before you can effectively move dirt the way it is meant to be driven, there is much to know. But even though you know how to operate a bulldozer or other construction machinery, you do not have enough expertise to make good use of the machinery.
If you know something about ponds, then you know that just digging a hole won’t get you a water keeping pool. If you know how to proceed with the sealing process, if you can have a drain and how to pick the best place for your pond, you could well be able to rent a bulldozer and create your own pond.
Think you’ll need a set of bassins? In that case, you need to consider carefully how long it takes you to do the digging and get a good estimate of the cost of renting the building equipment you need for the whole project. Don’t overlook transportation charges, particularly if you are only planning to use the equipment for a few days, send it back and then rent it again. Don’t miss out on your time. If you take time off work, factor it into the rental costs.
Compare that to the cost of hiring someone that owns the building equipment to complete the project. Consider buying your own construction equipment, if it’s a big project. You can still sell the equipment after you’re finished to recover at least part of your investment.
If you’re talking about a bulldozer for a big earth-moving project, a Ditch Witch for laying cable or water lines, or a jackhammer for busting a concrete base, you might be shocked at how cheap renting equipment can be.