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Winter Construction Success – 5 Must Haves

Winter Construction Success - 5 Must Haves

“There are two seasons in the Midwest, winter season and construction season”. We have all heard of this joke before! Yes, it would be ideal to complete all construction projects during the summer, but when your winter season lasts nearly 7 months, some Midwesterners are forced to work on their construction projects in extremely cold weather. It is still possible to have a successful construction project during the winter. Here are our 5 must haves to ensure winter construction success:

 

The Right Heater for Your Site

S1505 Direct Fired Heater On Site

Choosing the right heater for your job site can depend on different factors. To get started on gearing up your construction site for the winter, here are five types of heaters you could use to keep your job site and team warm during those working hours:

  1. Direct Fired Heaters – used at construction sites where efficiency is top priority. The job site must have enough clearance for placement.
  2. Indirect Fired Heaters – used at locations where safety is top priority. Often used at locations that have occupants.
  3. Direct Fired Enclosed Flame Heaters – used for job sites or special events where top priority is having easily duct-able heat.
  4. Electric Heaters – used for locations that have access to electricity and where non-combustible heat is required.
  5. Convection Heaters – used for construction sites with no available electricity or natural gas line.

Other Portable Heating Solutions to Consider for Winter Construction Success

E3000 Hydronic Ground Heater and Thawing Blankets on site

The biggest challenge when working at a construction site during the winter is probably curing concrete. Concrete tends to have a difficult time setting when temperatures are too low. You should consider using a ground thawing unit as well as thawing blankets to ensure that concrete cures without difficulty. Ground heaters thaw frozen ground, cure concrete, prevent frost, and provide temporary air heat for your job site. Pairing the unit with ground thaw blankets also allows to spread the heat around the area and make your construction project more productive.

 

Having Technical Support Available for Heater Malfunction

950H Direct Fired Heater On Site

If you’re making good use of heating equipment at your construction site, you might come across equipment malfunction. Do not fear! Typically, these malfunctions are a result of user errors. They are quick and easy fixes if you have the proper equipment. We strongly recommend checking out our Portable Heater Troubleshooting Guide on your own before calling for help. If you are still having issues, having Heat Technician assistance would be recommended to make sure you don’t fall behind on construction deadlines. At On Site, we have state of the art equipment and Heat Technicians that available to deliver, set up, and pick up up heaters. They are also available to assist in troubleshooting by phone or on site if needed. Customers should call 651-429-3781 to get in touch.

 

“Winter-Proof” Portable Restroom for Winter Construction Success

Construction Portable Restroom - Winter Construction

Preparing your portable restroom rental for winter constructions is also an important factor to consider. Portable restrooms are usually outdoors and exposed to the freezing temperatures. To best winterize your portable restrooms, make sure to include a portable restroom electric space heater when renting out a unit. At On Site, our Sanitation Technicians fill the portable restroom tanks with a methanol mixture to prevent the water and waste from freezing. Making sure job site workers can comfortably make use of a restroom can ensure productivity for your construction project.

 

A Safe Working Environment for Your Team

Construction Thawing Blankets set up

Employers must always make sure to comply with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards to keep their employees safe in the workplace.  Personal protective equipment (PPE) can protect workers from most hazards, but workers must also consider hazards related to extreme cold weather. OSHA does not have specific safety requirements for winter constructions. However, they do provide guidelines that employers should follow to protect workers from the dangers of cold stress . Some of these guidelines include training workers on cold weather safety. Making sure they have the proper tools and gear for cold weather also keeps them safe.

 

The On Site Solution for Your Winter Construction Success

Don’t let the freezing temperatures scare you! Winter construction success is still possible if you make sure your job site is properly equipped. At On Site Companies, we can provide you with a wide selection of portable heaters and winterized portable restrooms for your job site. Not sure which heater is best for your project? Contact us for a personalized service from one of our representatives. You can also call us or request a quote today for the best heating and sanitation solutions!

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How to Prepare Your Job Site for Spring

How to prepare your job site for Spring with portables

Being proactive is the best way to prepare your job site for the spring. We recommend that you do so as soon as possible to ensure that the right solutions will be available when you need it. Here are the top 5 must-haves for any job site as the weather begins to change.

1) Dehumidifiers

Whether it’s melting snow and ice from the winter or the April showers that bring May flowers, dehumidifiers are a must-have for your job site. Having dehumidifiers ready to go will keep that moisture away from your job site that makes it harder for your team to work.

 

2) Air Conditioners

When spring rolls around it’s time to put away the heaters and bring in the air conditioners. Having a cool job site will keep your employees safe and comfortable enough to work efficiently.

 

3) Air Filters

Having access to air filters to remove any harmful particles, odors, and chemicals that reach your job site is essential to keeping everyone safe. This is particularly important during wet spring months when mold and dust mites can accumulate if moisture isn’t addressed proactively.

 

4) Air Movers

Air movers such as prop fans, exhaust fans, and carpet blowers make a great addition to any job site. They increase the efficiency of the equipment discussed above by controlling the air flow and can also be used to help dry out any moist areas.

 

5) Portable Restrooms for Job Sites

Portable restrooms are essential to any job site to keep your team comfortable. Having employees use off site restrooms can be extremely expensive when you account for the increased time of restroom breaks. Standard restrooms are great, but mobile units, hook units, and high rise units are a game changer.

 

The On Site Solutions

On Site Companies has all of the above solutions help you prepare your job site for spring. It is never too early to begin planning for warmer weather. We recommend that our customers do so to ensure that we have the right solutions for you available when you need it. Call us today to discuss your needs – we would love to provide you with a quote specifically tailored to your job site.

 

 

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How to Start Your Temporary Heating Plan

How To Start Your Temporary Heating Plan with trees and snow image

There are a lot of variables to consider when creating a temporary heating plan for the winter. By preparing accordingly, you can find an efficient heating solution that is cost effective and keeps everyone safe. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

What is your goal?

Defining your needs and determining what you are trying to accomplish will give you the foundation for a good heating plan. Are you just trying to keep everyone warm or is there another goal to keep in mind? Maybe you’re trying to thaw the ground or cure concrete. Different goals require different heaters – and sometimes a combination of different equipment.

 

What fuel source is available?

Not all heaters use the same fuel source. The last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time and effort into creating the perfect temporary heating solution only to find out in the end that the heaters you were planning to use require a fuel source that you don’t have available at the site.

 

What power is available?

Similarly to the topic of fuel source, different types of heaters require different types of power. Taking this into consideration before you start to browse for heaters will ultimately save you a lot of headache as opposed to neglecting to do so.

 

How many BTU’s do you need?

Determining the correct number of BTU’s needed for a project is essential to a successful temporary heating solution. In order to calculate the perfect number you will need to define the dimensions of the space, the preferred temperature of the inside, and the estimated temperature of the outside.

 

Not good at math? It’s okay – use our handy portable heat calculator. Just click the red calculator icon to the right of the webpage. Input all of the necessary data and you will be one step closer to creating the perfect plan!

 

The On Site Solutions

Having an industry expert on your side is ultimately the most cost effective and efficient route to go about creating a temporary heating plan. For over 30 years we have helped our community with their climate control needs. Check out our website for more information on our portable heaters. Call us today or request a quote below for the perfect temporary heating solution.

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Should You Hire a DJ or Live Band for Your Wedding?

There are so many details—both major and minor—to consider when it comes to planning a wedding. Choosing the right music definitely lands closer to the “major” side of things, as it sets the tone for your wedding reception! Deciding whether to hire a DJ or book a live band could end up making or breaking the mood or vibe of the evening. Before you rush to make a decision, there are some factors you should consider—such as budget, your personal taste, space allowances, and the demographics of your guests. With these things in mind, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision and keep your guests dancing all night long!

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5 Things You’ll Need For Your Western Style Wedding

When it comes to wedding themes, every couple has a unique style, taste, and vision for the perfect wedding. Still, trends in wedding design do tend to emerge, and a rustic, western style wedding is creeping up on the list of most popular wedding themes. There’s good reason for this new trend: a western wedding is charming, relatively easy to coordinate, and the end result feels effortless and intimate. As an added bonus, you can create most of the decorations yourself to make them feel more vintage, thus saving money for some of the more expensive items!

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How to Keep Porta Potties Clean During Multi-Day Events

Putting on a special event can be a stressful task, especially when you have to keep things running smoothly multiple days in a row. Proper amenities, like trash cans and portable toilets, are a must—but just providing them isn’t enough. You also have to make sure they are kept clean and sanitary for guests. After all, you don’t want people heading to the toilet only to feel uncomfortable and wish they’d just waited until they got home. But how exactly can you ensure that your restrooms and amenities stay up to the standards of cleanliness for your event? That’s where we come in, armed with some tips and information that will help keep your restrooms sanitary throughout your event.

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How Many Porta Potties Does My Non-Profit Event Need?

Remembering all the details of planning a non-profit event can get stressful and time-consuming. You don’t want to forget anything, let alone not provide enough amenities for the amount of people who will be attending. The more people that attend, the more amenities you’ll need to keep your event running smoothly. Planning an outdoor event that requires portable toilets, as well as other sanitation options, can be challenging—but it can be done.

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Portable Toilets: How Many is Too Many for My Outdoor Wedding?

Finding the perfect venue for your outdoor wedding can take ages, but once you do, you feel that the rest of your wedding will be just as perfect as the space. But don’t be fooled by that ideal spot—you may find the restroom facilities sorely lacking, or even nonexistent! Planning for all of the amenities you’ll need at your wedding can be bewildering. You don’t want to overplan and wind up paying more than necessary, but you also don’t want to underplan and not provide enough restrooms for you and your guests. Most importantly, you need to prepare accurately for the amount of expected guests. You’ll also want to consider what type of restrooms you want to provide. Here’s how to decide how many portable toilets you’ll need and what kind will suit you best, getting you one step closer to the wedding of your dreams.

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5 Challenges Currently Facing the Construction Industry

Working in any industry presents a number of challenges, such as maintaining employee productivity, overcoming financial hardships, and dealing with industry-specific struggles. The construction industry comes with a unique set of obstacles to overcome. Issues with safety on construction sites, a huge labor shortage, problems with employee productivity levels, and technological setbacks are just some of the major challenges the construction industry is facing today. We’ve broken these issues down to provide a better picture of just what is going on in the industry.

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Comprehensive Outdoor Wedding Checklist

Your wedding day is one of the most magical days of your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful ones. Planning a wedding—particularly an outdoor one—can be overwhelming. You’ve got a lot of details to remember and you definitely don’t want to leave anything out, potentially spoiling part of your day. We’ve put together a comprehensive outdoor wedding checklist to keep you on track and help you check off the essentials.

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