About Me
Mary's Heavy Construction Equipment Blog

Welcome to my corner of the internet. My name is Mary, and this blog is going to be focused around heavy construction equipment. Years ago, my husband and I ran a construction company together. Now we're semi-retired, and for the last ten years, we have been doing a bit of freelance work. I miss the big machines, and I decided to start a blog about it. If you work with heavy construction equipment on a regular basis, I plan to have tips and ideas in this blog that are designed to help you. I invite you to grab a cup of tea, get comfortable and explore these posts. Thanks for reading!


Four Benefits Of A Wellpoint Dewatering System

13 April 2022
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A wellpoint dewatering system is a ground-water control technique that uses a series of small-diameter wells along an excavation perimeter. The water from the dewatering system is pumped through suction lines and into a sump pump that discharges it to a safe location. The wellpoint dewatering system is comprised of a network of vertical pipes attached to a vacuum pump.  Benefits Of A Wellpoint Dewatering System: 1. A Wellpoint Dewatering System Works With High Water Read More …

Four Indispensable Precautions for Safer Crane Rigging

5 January 2022
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Cranes are crucial when handling heavy loads in industrial, commercial and construction operations. These pieces of equipment ensure efficiency while lifting and moving bulky materials. Unfortunately, crane rigging can be a dangerous undertaking without the right skills and experience. Therefore, if you are planning on using a crane for your project, you should choose a qualified rigging contractor for professional operation. In addition to using a crane expert, consider these tips to promote safety and efficiency in your workplace. Read More …

Have You Chosen the Right Scissor Lift Hire?

8 November 2021
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You might think that scaffolding would be the best option to work safely at height. However, scaffolding can present many problems. Scaffolding takes time to assemble and disassemble at the start and the end of the job. Scaffolding is also static, so it can be inconvenient to use if the area where you are working is used by other people or is part of a busy delivery route. As an alternative to scaffolding, many companies find it is more practical to look into the benefits of hiring a scissor lift. Read More …

Three Factors That Will Determine Which Excavator You Hire

15 July 2021
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Excavators will be used on almost every construction site no matter how large or small. The only thing that will change is the type of excavator you hire. Most people think of them as being nearly the same, but there are quite a few variants between the different types. There are several factors that will determine which choice you should make, and these should be advised on by your construction crew, project manager and the liaison with the excavator hire company. Read More …

Tips for Successful Land Clearing on Your Upcoming Yard Improvement

24 May 2021
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Land clearing and removing vegetation on your own property is a project that you can work on yourself, or you can hire professionals. However, either way you go about it, you need to know what to expect in either option so you can get the most out of the land improvements and your efforts. Here are some recommendations to clean up vegetation and clear land for future improvements. Clear Vegetation Read More …