Construction Site Storm Readiness: Prep the Work Zone for Harsh Weather

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With fall here and winter not far off, formidable weather may be on the horizon. This includes the possibility of harsh storms. Construction site storm readiness is crucial if construction work is to resume. A prepared worksite and crew can prevent delays and downtime.

Keep a Backup Generator

Weather is the primary cause of power outages. If the power goes out, you won't be able to charge your equipment or turn on the lights for evening work. The site should contain an emergency generator capable of providing full power at a minute's notice. The generator should come complete with all the essentials, such as extra fuel tanks, cables, and distribution boxes. Some towable lights also come with their own built-in generators.

Commercial Pumps

Pumps are essential for transferring water and removing sediment. Having an industrial-grade pump on site prevents the area from being inconvenienced by storm floods. Commercial pumps should include drainage pumps and submersible dewatering pumps.

Equipment like excavators can undergo accelerated wear and tear when exposed to water when they're operated. The same goes for breakers and other attachments. Attachments that operate while submerged or exposed to water are at risk of rust.


Heaters become more of a necessity in the winter, though it can be just as frosty in fall. Physical labor under cold temperatures can be a morale breaker. An onsite ground heater keeps crewmembers cozy and improves the overall work environment. Furthermore, heaters can also help retain air moisture, which can prevent freshly poured concrete from curing too quickly.

Construction Site Storm Readiness Is a Fall Essential

As the weather cools down, you can expect more undesirable weather that could impede daily operations. Give Active Excavator Rental a call for excavator rentals or to learn more about us. Remember that construction site storm readiness is crucial for excavator operation.

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