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Ways to Quickly and Thoroughly Cure Concrete in the Winter

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Construction

Just because winter has come doesn’t mean that construction gets to stop. Whether your job is big or small, battling the elements while trying to complete your project can be trying. One of the hardest aspects of working with concrete in the winter is trying to get your concrete to thoroughly cure before the next storm rolls through. Luckily, On Site offers multiple solutions to help you cure your concrete quickly this winter. No matter the size of your project, we have the ground heater that can fit your project’s scale and scope. With one of our ground heaters, you’ll be able to thaw frozen ground, cure concrete, prevent frost and provide temporary air heat during the colder months of the year.  If you need to perform some foundation curing in winter, then you’re in luck. Winter concrete curing doesn’t need to be a pain. With the right tool, you’ll be able to cut your project’s timeline in half; it’s as simple as choosing which ground heater is right for you.  

The Importance of Proper Ventilation For Construction Heaters

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Construction

Proper ventilation for construction heaters; it’s one of those job site basics that you don’t even think about until something goes wrong. Professionals will tell you that proper ventilation is the key to a successful and on time project when using construction heaters. As we all know, construction doesn’t sleep. As nice as it would be to only work in the warmer months it’s not feasible. Things break or need to be built; it’s just a part of life. And spending energy being angry about the weather is a futile endeavor. It’s going to rain and snow, depending on where you live, and the temperatures will drop. The best contractors can tell you that the secret to a productive winter season is preparation.  

How to Properly Set Up Your Ground Heater and Ground Thaw Blankets

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Construction

There’s some awesome things about winter. Basketball and hockey season rolls around. Thanksgiving and Christmas offer some much-needed vacation spent eating delicious food with friends and family. The snow provides a beautiful landscape when it covers the ground and trees. You get to watch holiday classics like Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Christmas Vacation for the 20th time. However, there are some drawbacks of winter as well. Especially in the frigid midwestern winters we experience in Minnesota. Icy roads, warming up our vehicles in the morning, sub-zero wind chill. And for construction sites, winter freezes the ground, making conditions for work extremely difficult.  

How Many Porta Potties Do You Need for Your Road Construction Project?

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Construction

At On Site, we know everything that there is to know about portable sanitation products. It might not seem like the most glamorous of businesses, but it’s a vital one. When you’re on a road construction site, the last thing you want is to worry about is where you can go to the bathroom. For larger projects, there nothing worse than having to walk half a mile to get to the nearest restroom, or to have to wait in line during lunch when all of your coworkers are also trying to relieve themselves. Portable restrooms have come a far way since their inception. On Site porta potties can be partnered with any number of our accompanying portable sanitation stations, such as our construction hand wash stations. From our Standard Construction Unit to our specially designed High Rise Unit, we can provide your job site with all of the equipment that you need to keep your work area and workers clean and comfortable. Taking a job in the suburbs or in a neighboring town? Not a problem. All of our porta potties configurations listed below are available for rent in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Mankato, and Rochester, Minnesota areas. We also offer rentals at our St. Louis, Missouri location. All On Site porta potties will be delivered clean and graffiti free.  

What are Heat Blankets for Concrete?

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Heating

In the Midwest, working with concrete during the winter months can be a massive challenge. Temperatures can drop so low that they freeze the ground and make it tough to place and cure your materials, resulting in massive drops in efficiency that cost you valuable time and money. Fortunately, there are a variety of tools and techniques that you can use to warm up the ground in preparation for concrete application, but not all of these tactics are convenient and cost-effective. For example, some construction teams and contractors will elect to enclose the work space and heat the air inside. These enclosures are comfortable and effective, but they’re also incredibly expensive to setup and maintain, making them a poor choice unless the ground is so cold that concrete can’t be placed properly without them. If you’re interested in finding an inexpensive tool for curing concrete without compromising on the quality and speed of your project, then you should strongly consider investing in high-quality concrete curing and ground thaw blankets.  

3 Things You Might Overlook on Your Big Day

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Weddings

Organizing a wedding is no simple task. It’s a demanding process that requires you to answer several key questions. How many guests should be invited? How long should the reception last? Should the groomsmen wear suits or tuxes? Should the bridesmaids wear plum or maroon dresses? Unfortunately, getting caught up in all of these decisions can cause you to overlook other critical details and considerations. At On Site, our number one priority is ensuring that your big day goes off without a hitch. So today, we’ll be discussing three important things that are easy to forget about while planning your wedding.  

How to Choose Between a Portable Restroom and a Restroom Trailer

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Special Events

When it comes to hosting an event, there are many preparations to consider. You need to book the venue, arrange a caterer, and provide adequate facilities for your guests. Sometimes, even the best venues fall short when it comes to the number of restrooms they have onsite. That's where portable restrooms come in handy. On Site can provide quality and sanitary portable restrooms and restroom trailers for your event. But which of those restroom options will work best for your event? Before you decide, let’s learn a bit more about the advantages of each.  

10 Misconceptions about Portable Restrooms

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Sanitation

Some people cringe at the thought of using portable restrooms, believing them to be nothing more than hideous, unsanitary, and stinky monstrosities. On Site handles and delivers portable restrooms to all kinds of venues and events, so we’ve heard just about everything you can think of. Today we want to set the record straight. Here are ten of our favorite portable bathroom misconceptions… and why they’re WRONG.  

Direct vs Indirect Fired Heaters

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Heating

Working outside during winter weather or other extreme conditions can be a challenge, especially when you're at a construction site or a drafty manufacturing plant. Keeping buildings, tools and employees warm is vital to good work performance and helps achieve consistent, high-quality results. When it comes to choosing a heater for your situation, there are several things you'll need to take into consideration.  

5 Ways Renting a Concrete Blanket Will Improve Your Construction Project

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Heating

5 Ways Renting a Concrete Blanket Will Improve Your Construction Project Working on a cold construction site can be challenging, particularly when the weather threatens to damage equipment, tamper with your concrete’s setting process, or keep the ground from thawing during landscaping projects. If you don’t take the proper precautions, low temperatures can force your contracting team to stay at the same site for weeks on end to finish up, costing you valuable time and money and preventing you from moving on to the next project. Here at On Site, we offer a wide selection of concrete curing blankets that are specially designed to keep concrete, blocks and bricks at an optimal temperature. Today we’ll be discussing six reasons why renting a concrete blanket will improve your construction project. But before we do, let’s briefly explain how cold weather can affect your site.