Construction sites have a lot of debris and other junk that has to be dealt with. Some of this comes from the excavation of the site or the demolition of a previously existing structure. Other debris comes from the packaging, remnants of materials, and other trash. Some comes from accidents or areas of the project that have to be demolished and redone for some reason. No matter where the debris comes from, your construction site is going to have a lot of trash.
What do you do with all of this debris? You can’t leave it there. Debris on a construction site can be a hazard. Your crew could trip over it, fall into it, or otherwise be injured. It can get in the way of progress, and eventually, you’re going to have to get rid of it before you turn the finished project over to the owner.
Dealing with all of your debris can be a pain. There are a few different options, but the easiest is to reach out to Junk King North Texas. We work with a number of businesses, including construction crews, in the North Texas area. We provide full-service junk removal that accommodates your schedules and budget. Here are a few of the things Junk King North Texas does to help the construction companies we partner with.
We’ll Help with the Initial Debris
When you start a construction project, you’re most likely going to have to deal with one of two things: either the lot is going to have to be cleared and leveled, or you’re going to have to get rid of the existing structure. Sometimes, you may have to do both. This includes demolishing buildings, removing trees and other landscaping, getting rid of gravel and other stones, and leveling out the ground. If there was a basement on the property, you may have to remove it or fill it in. There’s a lot to be done before you can even start building.
All of the waste that comes from clearing the land has to go somewhere. Junk King takes construction debris and landscaping debris. We will come in and haul away tree limbs, brush, bushes, and other landscaping trash. We’ll even take entire trees once they’re cut up. All of it can go right into our truck.
As far as demolished buildings go, we can also haul away the debris from knocking them down. This includes drywall, old piping, old roofing materials, wood, and much more. Once we’ve come in and cleared away this trash, you’ll have a bare lot to work with.
Even if you’re not a construction company, we can still haul away demolished structures. We often work with homeowners and renters who have old sheds, greenhouses, playhouses, and tree houses that need to get rid of. Typically, if the debris from the structure will fit in our truck, we can get rid of it for you. That goes for patios, decks, gazebos, pergolas, and other outdoor structures, too.
Next, We Assist with Getting Rid of Trash Created While Working
As you work on the construction project, you’re going to create debris. Some of this will be packaging such as plastic ties, pallets, bags, and other trash that your raw materials come in. While it may not be a lot of trash, it can add up over time. You’ll also have the remnants of materials. As you install tile, for example, you’ll have some leftover pieces from where you had to cut tiles near the edge of the space to fit. If you’re working on a large project, you may end up with much more remnant debris than you expected.
You may have some material that comes warped or was machined wrong. While this may not happen that often, it can be annoying. You may need to return these materials for a refund. However, if it’s just one item in a package, it may not be worth it. A single chipped tile, for example, isn’t worth trying to return. Instead, it’s much easier to throw it in the trash. These damaged items aren’t likely going to be the source of a lot of trash, but you never know.
As you finish up the project, you may have additional debris and trash to get rid of, especially as you do the final cleanup before turning it over to the owner. All of this garbage can add up. By having Junk King come by regularly to get rid of all of the debris you’ve collected, you’ll keep the job site clean and safe.
Why is Debris Such a Safety Hazard?
If you keep all of the debris off to one side in a designated place, you may not think it’s much of a safety hazard. In some cases, that may be right. However, due to how busy a construction site is, you always have to be careful. For example, strong winds could blow debris around, or rain could cause your mountain of trash to shift and wash down into the main work area. A few pieces of trash might get missed, leading to someone tripping over them while carrying heavy materials or tools.
The risk isn’t always to your crew, either. Anyone visiting the site, even though they should be wearing proper safety gear, may not be as aware of their surroundings as they should be. They could trip or hurt themselves in some other way. Even people who are just walking by the job site could get injured if debris isn’t well-contained and removed regularly.
There’s also a space issue. The more trash you have on a job site, the less space you have to actually work. Your crew may need a good amount of space, so having your trash hauled away regularly will help make their jobs easier in addition to safer.
Getting Rid of the Debris Yourself Takes Time
You could assign a few of your crew to deal with the debris every week or every couple of days. However, there are a few downsides to this. First, you’re losing your skilled labor. Whoever gets trash duty isn’t putting their skills and knowledge to work on the project. Instead, they’re doing manual labor. That’s also likely to affect their morale. Your crew joined your company to build things, not to shovel debris into a truck.
That’s the second issue: you have to have a truck or trailer capable of hauling the debris to the landfill. If you don’t, you may have to invest in one. That’s another investment you have to make. While a trailer may not cost as much as a truck, it’s still going to be an expense, plus you have to have a vehicle capable of towing it to the landfill.
You’ll also have landfill fees as well as the issue of getting to the landfill with a trailer or truck-full of construction debris. You don’t want any of this stuff flying out onto the highway and potentially hitting vehicles behind you, so you have to make certain it’s secure. It’s a lot more difficult to secure loose debris like this than it is something like an old refrigerator or sofa. Wrapping it with a tarp will help, but if that tarp comes loose, you’ve got a problem.
Why Junk King?
Why should you partner with Junk King North Texas for your construction debris hauling needs? Simple: we’re dedicated to providing outstanding service at an affordable price. We’re here for you, whether you need us every now and then or want to arrange regular service. Our crews have years of experience in hauling junk of all types, including construction debris. Our trucks are, on the whole, twenty percent larger than those of our competitors. This means there’s more space for trash, so we don’t have to make as many trips. That’s one of the ways we keep our costs as low as we can.
We can also take more than just construction debris. We can haul off any old appliances, furniture, or other trash that was left in the structures you had to demolish. If you’re a homeowner doing a DIY construction project, we’ll haul off that debris and whatever else you might want to get rid of. It’s a good time to clean out the garage, the shed, or even your closets so you can get rid of all that unwanted stuff at one time.
Junk King can haul away anything that isn’t classified as hazardous waste. While a lot of construction debris doesn’t fall into this category, please ask about anything you may have questions about. Some items, such as paint, can be made inert by adding a specific hardening agent. We can take paint if it has been hardened. Other materials may need to be collected by a professional specializing in hazardous materials.
Call Junk King North Texas Today to Get Started
Ready to learn more about how we can help your construction business or help you deal with your DIY home remodel project? Call 1-888-888-JUNK or send us a text to 1-737-888-5865.