3 Things to Know Before Starting Construction

When you start a construction project, there’s a lot to take in. When to start, where to get your materials, how long will it take…there’s a lot of factors! So it’s important to do your research before beginning the project. Here’s 3 things you should consider before starting construction.

1. What are the priorities?

What are the most important parts of your project? This will help you prioritize the order in which things get done. It will also help when things go wrong. On any project, the amount of things that can go wrong or sidetrack you is nearly impossible to list. By knowing what the most important parts of your project are before starting construction, you can stay focused on the big picture when little details change.

2. Are all your permits in order?

Do you have all the required construction permits, licensing, etc.? Without these permits, your project will be over before it begins. It’s important to make sure everything is up to code before starting construction, so you won’t run into any issues along the way.

3. Where are you getting your materials?

It’s important to know where your materials are coming from. You want to use reliable, trustworthy companies that have your best interest in mind. You want to make sure you’re using the highest-quality materials, so you can be guaranteed a high-quality finished project. The last thing you want is to spend time and money on a project, only to have to re-do it in a couple years due to poor quality materials.

This is why Elston Materials uses responsibly-sourced high-quality materials. We not only have your best interests at heart, but the best interests of the environment as a whole. Our certified sustainable LEED Block is locally harvested and contains 43% recycled materials. Our volumetric mixers allow you to mix the exact concrete you need for your project without paying for concrete you don’t use.

We’re the #1 Source of Chicago Construction Materials for a reason. Contact us to find out how we can help you with your next project.

Cassie Vu