5 Additional Costs Involved In A Winter Commercial Construction Project
If your company or organization is planning a commercial construction project that could start during winter, here are five points to consider from Chip Dettor, Project Manager at F.M. Harvey Construction:
1) Overall, cold weather protection will increase your project costs as whole.
2) If the ground freezes during your project, delays will be very likely because of the difficulty in digging.
3) Any concrete work involved in your project will need additional, costly additives such as hot water and an accelerator. Placing concrete under winter conditions is difficult even under the best circumstances for labor, construction schedules, and the cost of construction.
4) Masonry will also require additives that will allow them to be installed in cold, winter temperatures.
5) Freshly poured concrete will also need to be covered with frost blankets. This can often add to labor costs to cover and uncover the frost blankets (rental fees, if you do not own the frost blankets, will also add to costs).
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