Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Construction What to Expect

So you want to build in winter? Sounds like a great idea right? Well, in many respects it is! You can save money with winter pricing, you can have your work completed so you can enjoy your new landscape feature through the entire spring and summer. However, there are a few things to be aware of before you solicit construction in the winter.

First, not all projects should be done during below freezing temperatures. For example, painting when the temperature dips below freezing may cause ice crystals to form in the paint, which will later turn into bubbles or cracks. Make sure you check with your contractor and check the weather before starting work.

Second, there may be more delays. Frozen earth and snow covered terrain can set work back. It will take longer to dig into frozen dirt and if there is snow on the ground, the project may have to be put on hold. Make sure your contractor is aware of how the weather can affect your project.

In conclusion, winter construction can be a great idea. Just make sure you plan ahead and check the weather. Good Luck!