As design professionals, it’s part of your commitment to your clients to deliver quality projects with minimal or zero mistakes. However, as much as you stick to the construction plan, mistakes are sometimes inevitable, especially in an industry wherein intricate details are part of the job.
As letsbuild.com explains, “no construction project is like any other, and there are quite a few variables to keep in mind for each one.” To help you exceed the expectations of your clients, it’s important to refamiliarize yourself with common building construction mistakes you need to watch out for.
Being on the lookout for these red flags can help you resolve issues as soon as possible and avoid additional expenses.
4 COMMON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MISTAKES TO AVOID:
Overpromising to clients without taking into consideration timelines
As much as you want to finish a project quickly, rushing through your given timeframe and doing crucial steps haphazardly won’t contribute to a successful turnover.
Always work with a realistic timeline in mind and be open to your client about possible changes in schedules given the quality checks you need to do. It’s better to take your time and have enough buffer days to make sure the project will be safe and beautiful.
Doing tasks out of order
There are instances when tasks are done out of order, thinking that the end result will still be the same anyway. While this holds true sometimes, letsbuild.com says that it can cause major costly issues. “Imagine putting siding on a home before finalizing the wiring and electrical boxes…if they find an electrical issue that requires the siding to be removed will add time to the job and may require additional costs,” the site explains.
It can be time consuming but it’s better to do things step-by-step to lessen the risk of committing mistakes and redoing tasks.
Neglecting to check concrete mixes and pouring
Considered as the backbone of any project, concrete is an essential material that you need to thoroughly check, most especially during pouring and installation. According to keflatwork.com, even if concrete has set, it’s still susceptible to damage and deterioration, more so if the preparation of the cement mix is poor to begin with.
You’ll know when concrete wasn’t prepared properly when you see cracks, rough surfaces on the exterior, and spalling. Spalling is said to be “alarming” as it “refers to large chunks and pieces of concrete falling away completely, often exposing interior support like beams and wires.”
Spalling and cracks compromise surface integrity and can affect the aesthetic of your project so address these immediately using versatile epoxy fillers.
Overlooking the little details
Allot time for quality control as this step allows you to check if you missed small details and make sure every aspect of the project meets the requirements of your clients. The smallest of details can make or break your final output so make sure you refine and fix what needs to be polished.
Quality checks include spotting cracks, gaps between materials, and making sure everything is installed properly.
In the same way you meticulously go through each construction process, you should equally allot enough time for correcting slipups. Fortunately, Pioneer Pro Multi-Filla can be your partner in addressing such things efficiently. A non-shrinking epoxy product that serves as a true adhesive and filler in one, Pioneer Pro Multi-Filla can be used to repair cracks, spalled and unsound concrete, and even fill gaps for underwater applications.
Sandable and paintable, it can also be used to anchor bolts and fixtures to ensure your project meets the standards of your clients. A heavy-duty epoxy adhesive with underwater curing capability, Pioneer Pro Multi-Filla guarantees high-water and chemical-resistance after curing. Before application, surfaces must be clean and free from dirt, grease, oil, or wax.
Visit the Pioneer Pro Solution Sets page to learn more about Pioneer Pro Multi-Filla and how it can be an important part of your projects.