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Browse our Indiana heavy equipment rental locations by city. BigRentz offers a wide variety of heavy equipment for rent, including earth moving machines, aerial equipment, lift trucks, compaction equipment, and job site services.
Every state has different rules for construction projects, and Indiana allows counties and cities to set their own requirements. A contractor in Indiana is anyone who offers services to others on a non-employee basis. With a definition that wide, anyone working on a building project will need to get a license from the city or county hosting the project site. Learn about the three factors to consider when building in Indiana.
General construction contractors in Indiana don’t need a state license. In fact, plumbers are the only contractors that need state licensing. Building codes and permits go through counties or municipalities.
Contractors will have to register with the correct agency in each area. They’ll need to pay a state minimum fee of $150 when they submit plans for review.
A project’s gross square footage determines the building permit costs. Contractors will need these permits to build new structures, expand existing structures, or demolish existing structures. Even small projects like putting up a fence, adding a swimming pool, or building a shed may require a building permit.
Like most states, Indiana has different soil types throughout the state. Sandy soil is most common around Lake Michigan and southwest portions of the state. The nearer the area is to water, the more problems the soil has due to erosion. In drier areas, sandy soil can be a stable soil that doesn’t expand when heavy rains take place because water flows through it. Sandy soil is good for building on since a less shifting can cause fewer foundation cracks.
Don’t forget about clay and Miami soil. Hard, dense clay soil is found across the state. It also has the most potential to damage foundations because clay absorbs water and expands when saturated. This expansion causes foundations to crack and shift, leaving gaps around homes where water can seep inside. Contractors may want to think about sturdier foundations, such as push pier, which forces heavy steel tubes down to the more stable soil. Miami soil is best for growing crops and requires moisture control if you want to build on it.
The right equipment can help you do any job correctly. Equipment rental dealers such as BigRentz will be able to recommend the right type of equipment for the job and give any training that operators need. Renting equipment such as boom lifts, manlifts, scissor lifts, and forklifts is a good idea since this machinery gets used only for a specific time during the building process.
Think about the size and weight of the equipment. The wrong piece of machinery can damage a building site or cause harm to existing structures. Always discuss specs to make sure you choose the right equipment before you break ground.
Always use professionals for any business or residential construction needs you have. With a professional team, you can make sure that you get the job done right with experienced crews that will follow the rules and regulations for your area in Indiana.