When disaster strikes, people in the affected area struggle to process what has just happened, let alone plan next steps to recover and restore. Deterioration and erosion wear away at a landscape’s foundation and place the entire land area in jeopardy. You know that you need to replenish and revamp a job site as soon as possible, but you’re probably wondering who to call and what processes to uphold so you can achieve results quickly.
When it comes to construction restoration projects of any size, you’ll want to make sure that you’re covering the basic protocols. But how do you check those boxes to cross the finish line? If you’re feeling a bit lost, you’re not alone.
Here, we break down the must-have construction restoration services so you can be sure to have all the benefits you need without putting the job site—or your workers—at risk.
1. Utility Access and Restoration
Utility companies know they provide an invaluable service to communities across the country. Hot water and electricity are essential to residents in the regions they serve. So when unforeseen emergencies unfold, utility access companies want to know that they have the services in place to restore power to those in need as quickly as possible.
KLEIN has extensive experience providing the restoration resources necessary to unearth downed power lines, improve access to buried utilities, and ultimately restore utility services to those who need them most. KLEIN’s extensive fleet of construction vehicles and equipment ensures you’ll get the job done right the first time without added wait times or complicated logistics.
2. Energy Access and Restoration
Communities rely on basic energy access to carry out daily tasks. Of course, the steady presence of these services is never noticed as much as a lack of them during emergencies. Oil and gas pipelines are the lifelines for cities and small towns across this nation.
That’s why it is so critical that maintenance and construction restoration services are available in case of disaster. Look for a company that provides basic services such as tree removal, surveying, and restoration. Mitigate erosion using control devices and plan your maintenance strategically.
3. Environmental Monitoring
Restoring access roads and improving modes of efficiency at a work site doesn’t have to mean negating environmental consciousness. In actuality, environmental monitoring and maintenance can play an integral role in your next construction restoration service.
During the pre-construction stage, you’ll focus on things like erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention, and environmental assessment, including stormwater impact assessments. During the active construction stage, you’ll focus on maintenance, inspection, and reporting; stormwater and pollution prevention; and best management practices. Finally, during the post-construction stage, you’ll pay close attention to the quality control inspection, restorative oversight, recovery assessment, and assurance inspection.
4. Directional Drilling
Directional drilling is a method of angled drilling that allows workers to install conduits under roads, buildings, and wetlands. Directional drilling is nondisruptive to nearby construction projects, which improves the quality and speed with which underground installation projects are completed. Because of high-volume construction activity, it is especially important to take all of the possible precautions.
At the same time, this noninvasive drilling technique also benefits the environment. Horizontal directional drilling minimizes the impact on the surrounding landscape and keeps construction restoration costs low. Projects that allow for directional drilling require fewer routine maintenance procedures since the land remains virtually undisturbed. Workers most commonly rely on horizontal drilling techniques to install utilities including water, sewer, gas, and electric.
5. Safety and Clearing
In a construction project of any size and with any objective, safety must come first. That’s where safety and clearing protocols come into place. Right-of-way clearing and land grubbing are among the best places to begin.
With top-of-the-line equipment such as tractors, grinders, mulchers, and other industrial-quality equipment, you can clear areas quickly and ensure a safe experience for both workers and residents. In some cases, safe burn areas must be established. Similarly, construction crews can carry out land grubbing practices as they excavate stumps, roots, and boulders. Clearing practices must adhere to land-clearing regulations.
Want to learn more about the work YAK ACCESS is doing from the ground up? Check out KLEIN’s land clearing and land grubbing services.
For more about tackling your next construction restoration project, get to know the team of skilled professionals at YAK ACCESS.