Summer Construction Tips: How to Prepare

Summer is on its way and with it comes the most popular construction season in Chicago! With so many people looking to start new construction projects as the weather warms up, you’ll want to avoid mistakes when starting your project. These summer construction tips will help ensure your construction project runs smoothly from start to finish.

Secure a contractor early

One of our biggest summer construction tips is to get a contractor early! Don’t wait until you want to begin construction to start searching for contractors, or you just might find that there are none available. This is especially true in areas like Chicago that have seasonal weather, where many people wait until the weather is consistently warm before beginning construction.

Get your permits in order

Before beginning your construction project, make sure you have all the necessary permits in order. The last thing you want is to have your project drawn out or delayed because of permit issues. Getting your permits ready before you begin your construction process will help ensure you have a smooth process.

Use sustainable materials

One of our best summer construction tips applies year round: use sustainable materials wherever possible. Elston Materials offers sustainable LEED blocks, which are not only durable and reliable, but also made from sustainable resources. They’re locally manufactured and harvested within 500 miles of Elston Materials to reduce waste even further. You can learn more about sustainable LEED blocks here.

Use volumetric mixers

This is another year-round construction tip but it’s worth repeating! Using volumetric mixers for your construction will only benefit you–in the short and long term. In the short term, you’ll find value from volumetric mixers saving you money on your cement pouring. And in the long term, your concrete will be stronger and more durable thanks to these mixers. You can learn more about volumetric mixers here.

With these summer construction tips your project will be a breeze

And don’t forget that whatever concrete and masonry needs you might have, Elston Materials can provide. You can view a full list of our products here and learn more about our concrete pricing here.

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Cassie Vu