By Jeff Eriks, Cambridge Companies
July 31, 2018
At what point do you need to engage outside help for facility repairs?
Facility repairs seem to take a back seat to other business requirements. The reason being is that companies have a limited amount of funds to spend and projects that take priority. So how do you determine when you need outside help?
Common Points of Concern
As a whole, the waste industry is rough on their buildings. Transfer stations, Recycling Facilities, Container Repair Shops, and Solidification Facilities all have wear and tear. Facilities that require material on the floor and then moved around with loaders take a toll on the integrity of that space. This is especially true if the surfaces are not designed to allow for the abuse.
Container repair shops require surfaces designed for dropping containers and moving them.
Solidification Facilities require liquid materials to get combined with mixing agents and excavators to remove them from the pit. All facilities must have concrete components, and metal buildings designed for the need.
Another concern with these buildings is the garage doors. Whether it is the side framing or the door itself, many door companies are not familiar with the operations of these facilities and do not design them to be avoided by the different skill levels of drivers. Remember, not everyone entering these facilities owns a commercial driver’s license.