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Concrete, Masonry, and Demolition Industry Solutions

Concrete, Masonry, and Demolition Industry Solutions

If you manage projects for concrete, masonry, or demolition company, we understand you have your hands full. Whatever tasks your next job involves, we offer a variety of equipment rentals to suit your project needs. Passing your rental logistics off to us can help take a load off your shoulders.

If your next job requires you to smooth the ground before pouring concrete, you can rent compaction equipment. Or if your upcoming project involves laying brick, we offer forklifts and telehandlers of many sizes for passing materials. For tearing down a building, renting a carry deck crane, excavator, or different piece of earthmoving equipment may be necessary. At BigRentz, we can source and coordinate your rentals for you, enabling you to focus on your other job responsibilities.

Concrete, Masonry, and Demolition Industry Solutions
Concrete, Masonry, and Demolition Industry Solutions

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Types of Contractors in the Industry

Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials in construction. Contractors large and small need concrete for foundation work as well as for the exterior of large commercial buildings. Concrete contractors are a vital component of the construction industry, providing service for foundations, floors, pavement, and even parking lots.

Masonry contractors provide construction in brick and concrete block laying, stonework, and stone walls. Masonry projects can be quite extensive, especially for retaining walls along highways, as masonry walls for bridges, and for large block commercial buildings. Masonry contractors can build new structures, do masonry repairs, and do masonry restoration.

Demolition contractors tear down existing buildings and man-made structures that need to be removed from a site for a variety of reasons. Demolition contractors are skilled at selective interior demolition projects as well as the demolition of bridges, and roadways, and can include environmental remediation. Demolition contractors are highly skilled in the use of heavy equipment, often in dangerous situations and on uneven terrain.

Concrete, Masonry, and Demolition Trends and Growth

As the housing market recovers, the need for concrete and masonry contractors is growing. As new home buyers and demographics change, the need and desire for new homes and remodeled homes are increasing. Home builders are seeing a shift to urban living, and the need for large commercial buildings is also rising, including retail space and parking structures.

With the housing market seeing growth in 2018, the need for solid concrete and masonry work appears to be expanding. New housing construction is growing as new generations of home buyers are entering the market. As tastes for smaller, more efficient, and economical homes are sought out, the demolition of unwanted larger homes and properties is increasing, driving up the market for the demolition and wrecking industry.

According to IBISWorld, The Nation’s Largest Provider of Industry Research, as government funding becomes available for highway and bridge construction, the markets for concrete, masonry, and demolition should show more growth. In addition, construction growth for new retail and commercial space is expected. The demolition industry, meanwhile, is expected to grow at an approximate rate of 3.3 percent up until 2022. This is good news for an industry whose past growth was only 2.1 percent for a 10-year period.

Masonry is a specialty industry, mostly focused on brick and block laying. This unique industry with ties closely linked to the construction industry is seeing growth as the housing market recovers and continues to grow. Over the years until 2023, masonry’s industry value added (IVA) should contribute to the overall economy with an estimated annual rise of approximately 3.6 percent, according to IBISWorld.

Concrete is one of the essential components of the construction industry, as concrete is used in foundations and in the exterior of large commercial buildings. According to IBISWorld, the industry value added (IVA) of the concrete industry is seeing nice growth with an estimate of 5.2 percent annually up to 2022.

Commonly Used Equipment in the Concrete, Masonry, and Demolition Sector

Each construction or job site has unique needs for equipment usage. Masonry construction materials, especially concrete and masonry supplies, tend to be quite heavy, and stable machinery is very important in transporting these supplies safely to the work site and to the workers.

  • Telescoping boom lifts: Boom lifts are used primarily to transport brick, mortar, tools, and workers up and over to the site where they are working. The first kind of boom lift is known as a telescoping boom lift or a straight boom lift. These boom lifts have an extendable arm that features a single hinge designed to reach over long distances or stretches. They are good for use over open spaces where there are not workers or structures below that could be hurt or damaged.
  • Articulating boom lifts: The second type of boom lift is called an articulating boom lift or a knuckle boom lift. These have segmented arms that are quite maneuverable and are designed to transport material over and around tight places or obstacles. Both types of boom lifts are much more stable and secure than standard scaffolding and are more convenient, as they can easily be moved around the job site.
  • Scissor lifts: Masonry and concrete workers need scissor lifts in wide open floor spaces. Scissor lifts provide a movable aerial platform that is very stable and secure in transporting materials and workers where the job is located high above. They come in a variety of sizes and widths, depending on the confines of your workspace. As they are run on electricity instead of a motor, they do not expel fumes and are ideal for working on indoor jobs.
  • Telehandlers: Also known as telescopic handlers, telehandlers are a vital piece of equipment for a construction site. The articulating boom of the telehandler sits on a powered truck base, and the arm can be extended in multiple directions to transport recycled materials, such as bricks, to masons. They are more versatile than a standard forklift, as the truck is very secure and stable, and the extending boom arm can move in several directions and degrees of angle.
  • Concrete mixers: Commonly used for uniform mixing of concrete, concrete mixers are typically run by electricity. The operator puts in the proper ingredients, adds the right amount of water, and the concrete mixer turns, blending the ingredients into the desired consistency.
  • Concrete crushers: These machines are normally used for demolition purposes. Concrete can be broken or ground into smaller pieces that can be more easily transported from the job site or can then be used as a recycled aggregate material.
  • Pavement breakers: These machines are used in the demolition of pavement, especially driveways and parking lots. They are hand-held pneumatic tools that use a tool bit to break up the old pavement. They come in different weight classes, depending on the type and size of your job.

Many concrete, masonry, and demolition contractors are opting to rent these pieces of equipment for their jobs. Renting eliminates the need for storing and maintaining these specialized pieces of heavy equipment.

The professional and highly trained staff at BigRentz can help you decide on the best piece of heavy equipment to rent for your job. We will show you safety and operating protocols, as well as procedures so that your job is handled safely and with ease. Please browse our website to view the various types of equipment available for your concrete, masonry, and demolition jobs.