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Construction and Unhappy Neighbors

Construction and Unhappy Neighbors

There are many do-it-yourselfers (DIY) projects and guides out on the internet now. Many people take on these projects with remarkable success. Why wouldn’t you want to, if you have the time it can save you a lot of money. However, projects such as decks, irrigation, and that pond you’ve always wanted in the backyard, can involve construction equipment. This can pose some challenges to your neighbors in the quiet neighborhood. What can be done about that?

Time to Call in a Meeting!

One way to avoid unhappy neighbors is to talk with them before you start the project. Let them know what you’ll be doing and how long it’s going to take. Letting them know that you’re concerned about the effect it will temporarily have on them will always help to prevent any unhappy neighbors. While you’re letting them know what you’re planning on doing ask them when would be best for them to do the work. If you’re going to take a long weekend to do the project then ask them how early it would be ok to start it and how late they would be ok with you working in the evening.

Block off the Area

If your project will be accessible to the public, like in the front yard, then it would be a good idea to block off the area or put caution tape up. Small kids play and ride their bikes on the sidewalk so you don’t want to run the risk of a child getting hurt in a trench you dug out the day before. How you choose to make it evident that kids should stay away from the area is up to you, but always factor in the safety of others and the potential dangers that your project can pose to yourself and others.

Follow Through

Follow through on what your neighbors have said. If they don’t want any noise happening till 8 am and want you to wrap it up by 9 pm then respect their wishes. It makes neighbors happy when you take them into account and follow through on what they want if it’s within reason. Also, be mindful about where you’re parking your rental equipment. Sometimes HOAs can be picky about how long you park something on the street or even in your driveway. So, to avoid an unhappy HOA make sure you know the codes that have to be followed.

DIY projects can be fun and turn out beautifully. However, you want happy neighbors while you tackle the project. That’s why Pro-Star Rental wants to help you make the best of your project by giving you a few tips. We provide all the equipment needed for commercial and personal projects that you’re taking on. Call us today for essential equipment that you’ll need for your next project. We provide rental equipment as well as equipment for sale. No matter the size or scope of the project Pro Star Rental has you covered!

By Pro Star Rental 3-19-2021