The winter months can transform construction and renovation jobs into living nightmares. Cold weather bursts pipes, freezes the ground and makes it incredibly difficult to cure concrete. Worse yet, job sites that are too cold drop employee morale at breakneck speeds and can subject workers to a variety of health and safety issues. If your construction team has ever run into problems pertaining to freezing conditions or frozen ground, then it’s time to invest in a high-quality ground heater.
At On Site, our number one priority is providing you with all of the resources you need to excel in your industry. That’s why we produce some of the most effective and affordable ground heaters and ground thaw blankets in existence. These ground heating solutions have a wide variety of applications and can make the process of working in cold weather significantly easier, safer and faster. To help you determine whether one of these products will work well for your job site, let’s talk about when your team should utilize ground heaters.
Its hard to believe that October is really over, but we are still in the scary mood. On Site Companies of the Twin Cities was proud to provide the porta potties
for the 2015 Minneapolis Zombie Pub Crawl
. This event featured tons of musical artists and thousands of local zombies. This pub crawl is the largest zombie pub crawl in the country and we were so happy to be involved.
What's one easy way to improve people's health and well being and to reduce the spread of disease? Give people easy access to handwashing stations, no matter where they are. Portable sinks encourage people to wash their hands after using the facilities and can help keep your community healthy.
Earlier this month, On Site was very proud to provide the portable restrooms
for the annual Hay Days events produced by the Sno Barons Snowmobile Club
of Blaine, MN. Hay Days happens every year in September and features live snowmobile racing, tricks competition and a whole lot of fun for everyone.
While the weather gets colder, you may be wondering what the best way to heat your work site will be. Heating you site will allow your workers to feel more comfortable, which will in turn allow them to achieve more throughout the day. If you are building an enclosed structure, then Indirect Fired Heaters
may be the solution that you are looking for. Here are five reasons that may lead you to choose Indirect Fired Heaters for your job site this season.
1.) No Unwanted Moisture
For your past construction sites you have been using open-flame Direct Fired Heaters,
which deliver heat into structures. These heaters convert 100% of fuel into heat, which seems like the most fuel efficient and cheap way to heat your job site. The downside to this equipment, however, moisture can become a hindrance to your work. According to Ken Cannella, product manager for Wacker Neuson Climate Technology, “ Every 100,000 BTUs of fuel burned with a direct-fired heater results in one gallon of water as a byproduct.” Unwanted moisture and condensation on you job site can cause setbacks, property damage and loss of productivity that you just can’t afford. Using Indirect Fired Heaters
will not produce any unwanted moisture that can seep into your job site. These heaters will only produce clean burning heat to be pumped into your location.
2.) Ventilation Flue
All Indirect Fired Heaters come standard with a ventilation flue that allows you to safely vent all noxious fumes away from the job site. Because of this standard flue, these heaters can safely be placed inside or outside of your job site.
3.) Enclosed Flame
If you have to worry about debris around your site coming into contact with your heating equipment, then our Indirect Fired Heating
line is the safest solution. On standard Direct Fired
flame heaters you have an exposed flame that may be susceptible to foreign objects entering the flame or flammable objects being placed too close to the heater and igniting. With the enclosed flame of Indirect Fired Heaters
, you can be sure that nothing will enter the flame, and you will only get clean burning heat into your structure.
We all know that certain job sites will inadvertently heat unevenly. This could cause your workforce to be uncomfortable, and also may force you to provide several heaters to different areas. Indirect Fired Heaters provide efficient heat delivery to you job site to make sure that you can use the least amount of fuel possible. All of our Indirect Fired Heaters can be ducted to provide heat evenly throughout your job site.
5.) Remote Thermostat Technology
Our On Site Indirect Fired Heaters
can be equipped with remote thermostat technology that can alter you to any issues that the heater is having, and also keep your area at the optimal temperature at all times. You can monitor the performance of your equipment from your mobile device, and our technicians will also be alerted if there are any problems with the equipment.
Barb Lau is the Executive Director of the Association of Women Contractors and is also very close to the hearts of the employees here at On Site Companies. Barb is a single mother of two daughters that are aged 12 & 14 and is also currently fighting Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). This type of cancer is a rare and aggressive form, which only represents about 10% of all breast cancer diagnoses.