The Equipment You’ll Need to Build Your Home From Scratch

The Equipment You’ll Need to Build Your Home From Scratch

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When you’re in the market for a house, you’re going to need some very heavy duty equipment, especially if you plan on building it from the ground up. Building your home from the ground up allows you to build and customize your home to your liking…the option of being able to customize your home through the construction process leads people to call their home “the home of their dreams.”

Your dream home is essentially the place where you will raise your family, so you want to be sure that the construction is both safe and secure. In order to ensure the safety of your home, you definitely want to make sure you hire the right contractor that meets all your home construction essentials.

In finding the right contractor, they’ll need to be able to answer all your questions, address any concerns, and have all the necessary equipment needed to build the home of your dreams. The construction equipment necessary to build your home varies, but can be classified into a few different categories, depending on how they will be utilized. You have earth moving equipment, construction equipment, engineering vehicles, and material handling equipment.

If you really think about it, you can go back centuries ago to when the ancient Romans and Egyptians utilized various forms of construction equipment being pulled by people and horses. Even back then, they knew that in order for the construction of certain projects to be successful, you have to use equipment that can handle heavier loads than the average man can handle.

We’re going to take a look at some different pieces of equipment that fit into these categories. If you’re looking to build your home, take a look at the different types of construction equipment that you should see in the construction of your home when building it from the ground up.

Drill Rig

There are several different types of drills. You have the drills used for minor home repairs, and then you have the drills used for heavy duty type work. For the heavy duty type of work, a drill rig is an appropriate choice of equipment.

A drill rig is a piece of equipment used for digging holes into the Earth’s surface. If you’re needing a drill to create a body of water, such as a pond,, then you may want to opt for a drill that is environmental friendly. These drills will be able to achieve the depth and width you need, without causing undo damage to the soil.

Excavator

An excavator would be considered a machine that moves earth. This is what you would use to move substantial amounts of dirt. This would be used in the beginning stages of your home building process, and used to get the “lay of the land” for the placement of your home.

An excavator has also been used in the demolition of homes as well. Everyone has seen the house flipping shows, where they sometimes run into homes that have damage that goes far beyond minor reconstruction. This is when an excavator would be used to tear down the house, and begin the construction process anew.

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Fleet Vehicles

When working with construction, you learn really quick that it is no easy task. You need to pick up materials, load them up, and then get them to the construction site. The same thing applies to the removal of materials from construction projects.

For these reasons, it’s important to have a reliable source of transportation for your construction materials. You’ll need several trucks that can safely haul sizeable amounts of materials from one location to another. Normally, these trucks are far more expensive than your run of the mill minivan or family vehicle, so it’s far more economical to rent them for the duration of construction, rather than buy them outright. These types of vehicles are helpful because they allow you to tow heavy materials without straining the vehicle, all while providing the proper horsepower necessary for the load.

How the Times Have Changed

Through the centuries, we have seen the evolution of construction. We went from starting construction with the use of humans and horses, up to modern times where we use massive machines. These machines can get a construction job done within a few days or weeks, compared to the months, and even years, it took centuries ago.

 You now see construction equipment of various forms and sizes. There’s massive equipment that haul large and heavy loads, while there are other pieces of equipment that are lightweight and easy to transport from location to location.

Image Credits: Equipment from BalLi8Tic/Shutterstock

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