As a residential property owner, the idea of a piece of construction equipment as massively sized as a crane will probably only come to mind when you think of major construction projects downtown or in other urban areas. However, cranes are commonly necessary to complete certain residential property projects as well. In fact, there may come a time when you are making some changes when renting a crane will be about your only option. Take a quick look at some of the residential property projects that do sometimes require the property owner to rent a crane for help.
You may need a crane to demolish a structure on your property.
You may have an old barn on your property that is doing nothing but getting in the way and taking up space. You could have the structure taken down piece by piece, but this can be a long and daunting process that takes a lot of time to complete. If you would rather have the structure demolished so it can be cleaned up and out of the way in little time at all, renting a crane for demolition purposes is the way to go. Not only can the crane be used with a wrecking ball, it can be used to clean up large pieces of the structure quickly when demolition is complete.
You may need a crane to hoist framing trusses during construction projects.
It is not uncommon these days for property owners to decide to build their own garage or add on a little extra space to their existing home, and during these kinds of projects, using prefabricated roofing trusses often times just makes more sense. The only thing is, prefabricated roofing trusses can be almost impossible to maneuver safely by hand. Therefore, renting a crane to hoist them into place is a good idea.
You may need a crane to install certain property elements.
This need is a little less common, because most properties have access points from several angles. However, if there is an area of your property that is not quite accessible by a vehicle, there very well could come a time when you need a crane. For example, the backside of your property might set against a large mountain and you need a retaining structure erected just at the base of the mountain to prevent problems with rockfall. If the mountain side is not accessible by ordinary vehicles, a crane may be needed to hoist the retaining wall materials to the location where they are to be installed.
A crane rental company can give you more information on residential services.