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Building a New Log Home? How to Make Material Delivery a Cinch

Having your construction materials delivered directly to the site of your new log home makes the building process easier. To make the process as smooth as possible, some planning needs to go into it. Here are some of the steps that you’ll need to take in order to make your material delivery a cinch.

Determine Your Needs

Once you’ve received the blueprints for your log home, sit down and determine your material needs. Planning this out and purchasing a little bit extra will keep the project moving forward. Stagger your material deliveries so that the pile doesn’t become daunting or cause damage to the items that are on the bottom of the stack. You want to be able to locate the materials that you need for each phase of the job and stay safe at the same time.

Designate an Area

Designate a drop location when it comes to your construction material delivery items. Label it so that everyone knows where things are supposed to be placed. For delivery’s that only contain one type of item, designate a different area for them and label it clearly. For example, the siding should be placed in a separate location than the stud wall materials. This will make the constructing of your log home easier to manage.

Cover as Required

Some construction materials should be covered in order to avoid water damage from delaying your project. This can easily be accomplished by using plastic sheeting and covering your materials as soon as they arrive on site. Another thing to consider is keeping them off of the ground. This doesn’t need to be something that consumes a lot of your efforts. Simple 2 x 4’s placed on the ground will provide adequate protection until you require the materials for your log home.

Supervise the Drop

Make sure to have supervision available for every drop of materials that you receive. This will avoid any mix-ups from occurring such as receiving the wrong materials or them being placed in the incorrect location. It’s easier to correct a mistake before it occurs than to fix it after the fact. Another perk is that you can have the delivery company sort your items into the correct piles without you having to do the heavy lifting.

Materials being brought to your job site will alleviate some of the stress that goes along with building your new log home. Use these tips so that you can prepare yourself and the site to make the delivery process as seamless as possible.

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