When you are planning on home renovations of any kind, it is essential to have a checklist of the tools you will need to complete the job. Most DIYers think in terms of cordless drills, hammers, saws of various kinds, a ladder, screwdrivers and so on, but more may be needed, depending on the job you are going to do.
For instance, if you plan on adding another room or a deck, foundation work will be needed. This means you need more than a shovel and crowbar; very likely you will need an excavator or a bobcat and depending on the layout of the block it could be a tiny one or a larger one that is needed. But wait! Can you even operate one of those things?
Most people have no experience with operating an excavator and it is not the kind of thing you should learn as you go. Could be you might dig up something that was meant to stay down there, like the foundations you wanted to keep, or some plumbing work or even phone lines. Luckily, when you hire equipment such as a bobcat or excavator, it usually comes with a skilled operator.Read More