There’s no more iconic image symbolizing construction that the presence of giant cranes on a worksite. When you see them, you know that a structure is going up soon. The general public takes for granted the process of putting a crane in use on a jobsite. As Miami contractor attorneys with experience working with many construction companies, we know that it’s not easy. Cranes have to be either put into place or assembled. They must be stored when not in use. In some parts of the United States, there are permitting issues attached to the use of cranes. These factors along with the price tag for a crane (as much as $500,000.00), make the option of hiring a crane company a viable one.
In this two-part series, we will discuss the benefits of hiring a crane company for contractors. For more benefits, you may skip ahead to part two of this series.
Owning a crane requires workers who can operate it. This is a specialized skill that your workers may not have. When working with a crane company, they will provide an experienced operator who will be able to successfully complete tasks on your site.
More Types of Cranes Available
Crane companies have a variety of cranes available for all your needs, including specialty cranes. When you purchase a crane, you are investing in one type of crane. So if you buy a tower crane and discover you need a specialty crane for a different project, you will have to either rent or purchase another crane. Needless to say, this can get expensive.
Crane Companies Understand Safety Requirements
The potential for property damage or serious injury is high when using a crane. Crane operators have experience working on a variety of jobsites and understand what procedures need to be conducted to maintain a safe working environment.
Better Pricing for Short Term Needs
If you are only going to need a crane for a few projects, hiring a crane company is a wise choice. Cranes can cost as much as $500,000.00 whereas working with a crane company is much more affordable.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.