Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Commercial Services Provided By a Civil Construction Firm

by Clifton Barnes

If you are a business owner and you are looking to have some work done on the outside of your property, streetscape or create a parking lot or concrete surfaces, you will need to contract with a civil construction firm. And if you've never dealt with these professionals before, here are the services they can offer you.

Concrete Kerbing -- If you want to create a distinct concrete kerb in your parking lot or on a walkway that leads to and from your business, a civil construction firm can handle that for you. Concrete kerbs are made with a special machine that mixes the fresh concrete and allows a contractor to walk a straight line, depositing the concrete in a thick layer that hardens and cures into a solid kerb. Kerbing is not only decorative; it is also functional because it can offer protection in car parks and parking lots that prevents cars from running over into grass areas or restricted areas of your property. Civil construction workers can also add colours to the concrete after the kerb has been set, which helps prevent the dyes from weakening the concrete during the mix process. You can also add aggregate to the kerb as it's drying, using material such as coloured glass and natural stone pieces.

Parking Lot Construction -- If you don't have a parking area, a civil construction firm can build a parking lot or car park for your business. Parking lot construction consists of laying down concrete or asphalt, marking the lines required for vehicles and creating kerbs. Concrete is strong and durable, but it takes time for concrete to set and cure, and that increases labour costs and the final price of the job. You may want to opt for an asphalt parking lot, which is quicker to lay down and has the benefit of being a resilient surface, which means that it provides some 'give' when pressure or weight is applied to it. That resilience helps disperse weight throughout the entire asphalt surface area, which results in less cracking and breakage.

Footpath and Cycleways -- Many commercial establishments require the construction of footpaths for pedestrian traffic and cycleways to accommodate bicycle riders. Civil construction firms can provide you with the excavation, pipe fitting, concreting and asphalt work necessary to create a smooth pathway that leads around and to your business. You have a lot of options when it comes to pathways because you may choose to include steps and railings or simply have the path built on an incline. Footpaths and cycleways are often bordered with grass and flower beds to increase the visual appeal.

Contact a company like Norris Plant Hire (Geelong) Pty Ltd if you have specific questions about civil construction and what other services you could benefit from.


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Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

If you want to save money and have your business run efficiently, you need to take care of your heavy construction equipment. You need to know how to service it, how to spot issues, when to hire versus buy equipment and many other issues. Hi, my name is Russel, and welcome to my blog. I have loved heavy equipment since I was a child pushing a toy dump truck up and down my carpet, and although I do not work in that industry, I remain extremely interested in it. This blog is my chance to "play" with heavy equipment. I thank you for reading, and I hope that you learn and enjoy!