Tips for snowblower safety
Safety Tip #1: Know your limitations.
Using a snowblower requires physical activity in often cold and sometimes inclemet weather. If you are unsure of your ability to operate the machinery you should consult with your doctor. Never operate your equipment while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Safety Tip #2: Know your equipment.
Accidents can happen when you are unfamiliar with the equipment you are operating. Even if you are familiar with your equipment it doesn't hurt to freshen up by re-reading the safety materials. You can find the parts manual and safety manual for most machines online. Never stick any part of your body into the machine, even if it is not running. Always be familiar with your equipment before you even start it up.
Safety Tip #3: Dress appropriately.
Loose clothing can be dangerous so don't wear objects that dangle such as scarfs or headphones because they can accidentally get caught in the machine. If it is cold remember to wear clothing that keeps you warm but stills allow for proper movement to operate the machine. Eye and ear protection are also very important to protect against flying debris and the noise of the machine.
Safety Tip #4: Be aware of your surroundings.
Rocks, sticks, and other debris can become a projectile damaging property and injuring people. Always make sure you know what is under the snow your are attempting to clear. For steep hills consider using alternate methods of snow removal. Using a snowblower in a place where you could lose your footing can be dangerous. Also be aware of small children and others within the vicinity of your work area.
Safety Tip #5: Maintain your equipment.
Snowblower safety can also depend on the condition of your machine. Damaged snowblowers are more likely to malfunction, causing greater risk of an accident or injury. It is always a good practice to thoroughly inspect the machine both before and after use.
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A percolation test (colloquially called a perc test) is a test to determine the water absorption rate of soil (that is, its capacity for percolation) in preparation for the building of a septic drain field (leach field) or infiltration basin. The results of a percolation test are required to properly design a septic system. In its broadest terms, percolation testing is simply observing how quickly a known volume of water dissipates into the subsoil of a drilled hole of known surface area. While every jurisdiction will have its own laws regarding the exact calculations for the length of line, depth of pit, etc., the testing procedures are the same.
In general, sandy soil will absorb more water than soil with a high concentration of clay or where the water table is close to the surface. (Source: Wikipedia)
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Roll Off Container Sizes
Our roll off containers come in various different sizes to best suit your needs.
*There is an overage charge for each ton over your allotted tonnage per container size.
calculate the right size for your project
Dumpster dimensions are usually measured in feet; however, the total volume is measured in cubic yards. To calculate the size of a dumpster multiply its length, width, and height to get its volume in cubic feet. Next divide that number by 27 to convert to cubic yards. This same formula can be used to calculate the amount of debris you need to remove.
What does debris weigh?
Proper estimation of debris is essential to selecting the right size dumpster.
Cubic Yard Calculation for Material
What is crushed stone?
Crushed stone is derived from larger rocks that have been crushed or broken down by a crushing machine. Crushed stone is used for a number of different construction and landscaping purposes. The Stone Construction Co., Inc delivers a wide variety of different materials for your home improvement and construction needs.
how do i calculate how much i need?
Crushed stone is often measured in cubic yards. To find the number of cubic yards needed for your project follow the following steps for the area you want to fill or cover:
Example: You want to make a crushed stone sidewalk that is 50 feet long by 4 feet wide and 6 inches deep.
This formula can also be used for other types of materials such as topsoil, gravel, stone dust, etc.
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