Renovating a three story house proved to be more work than I originally thought it would be. Adding two bathrooms to the upper levels with beautiful garden tubs seemed like a great idea on paper, but when it came down to getting the tubs up to where they needed to go, we ran into several problems. The contractor suggested that we consider renting a crane to get some of the heavy stuff lifted to the upper levels - that was a brilliant idea. If you are considering a project such as this, read through my blog to find out how heavy construction equipment can make the impossible possible.
It is common for large-scale construction projects to require the use of cranes. However, if you have never rented a crane before, you may be unsure of what should be expected from this process, which can lead to you feeling more stress than necessary. Luckily, you can help strengthen your understanding of this process by learning the answers for the following two common questions.
How Is Insuring The Crane Handled?
A crane can be a remarkably expensive piece of equipment, and it can also cause major damage if a mistake is made. As a result, it is critical to ensure that you have a comprehensive insurance policy in place. Fortunately, many crane rental providers offer policies with their rentals, and this can be a great way to conveniently purchase this type of coverage.
If you would rather use your existing insurance provider to get this type of coverage, you will be able to do this. However, you will need to be prepared to submit proof of the insurance before being allowed to rent the crane. Additionally, some rental companies will delay renting to you until the policy is verified by your insurance agent. To avoid encountering a delay due to insurance verification, you should alert your insurance agent ahead of time to expect this type of call and provide the rental company with a direct phone number to your agent.
Who Will Operate The Crane?
In order to legally operate a crane and as a condition of insurance coverage, an individual must be fully licensed and bonded. Unfortunately, you may not meet these requirements and you may not have an employee that does either. Luckily, this does not mean that you will need to forgo using the crane or pay to hire a full-time employee just to operate it.
Most of these rental providers can supply you with a highly trained and licensed crane operator for the duration of your rental. Interestingly, some providers will include this with the base rental and others will require an additional fee. Therefore, you will need to check with the rental provider to determine what you will need to pay.
Renting a crane can be a major expense for any building project, but it may be an essential tool to complete the work. By understanding how insuring the crane can be handled as well as the fact that rental providers can often supply you with a trained professional to operate it, you will find yourself with more of the knowledge that is needed to ensure that you understand what to expect from your crane rental. Contact a company, such as A C Jones Trucking Inc, for more information about crane rentals.Share
19 January 2016