Making sure our construction company is competitive

Even small construction companies can get in on bidding for jobs and competing with other companies hungry for work. You sometimes have to be clever about the way that you compete for tenders and you have to make sure we have the right equipment and materials to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible; we can to keep clients coming back. This can mean using a construction broker to make sure you get the right combo of new equipment and secondhand equipment to help the business succeed. This blog is about finding and choosing heavy construction equipment for your small scale construction company.

Two Tips To Keep In Mind If You Want Your Core Drilling Project To Go Smoothly


If you need to carry out a core drilling project, here are some tips that should ensure that this process goes smoothly.

Compact the soil where the core drilling equipment will be positioned

Before you start the operation, you should compact the soil where the core drilling equipment will be located. This compacting process can be done fairly quickly if you use a mechanical compactor. The reason you should compact the soil is that if sections of the soil underneath this machinery are not compacted very tightly, the machinery will not remain level whilst it is in use. Instead, one side of it may sink down into the soil whilst the core drilling work is being carried out.

This could cause two serious problems. Firstly, it may affect the shape and size of the hole that the core drill is supposed to be creating, as the shifting of the equipment to one side may cause the drill bit to create a hole that is too wide. If this happens, the hole may need to be partially refilled in order to ensure that it has the right dimensions.

Secondly, if the equipment tips sideways quite quickly, the operator might be thrown out of their seat inside the cab by this sudden movement. This, in turn, could leave them with several injuries.

As such, although the process of compacting the soil may result in the entire process taking a bit longer than you expected it to, it could prevent the type of major problems that could greatly impede the progress of the work.

Sharpen the blades before using the core drilling machinery

Before attaching the blades to the equipment, you should ensure that they have been thoroughly sharpened.

This is crucial because if the blades that are used to cut through the soil and create the hole are dull, the drilling process will take far longer since the blades may struggle to slice through the tougher sections of soil that contain hard pieces of rock.

Additionally, the dullness of the blades may make it harder to produce a precisely-cut hole. This is an important point to note if you need the opening in the ground to have very specific dimensions (in order to install, for example, a waste pipe of a specific size).

The blades can be sharpened by hand, using manual tools. Alternatively, this task can be performed with a sharpening machine.


6 February 2019