There are numerous uses for sand in construction, landscaping, masonry, drainage and recreational applications, and one of the biggest decisions that may need to be made by a project manager is how to get the appropriate amount of material delivered to meet project needs. If you have been charged with taking care of a project’s bulk sand delivery needs, then there are a few things you need to know before you pick up the phone to call a company to schedule that delivery.
The first thing you need to determine is what type of sand you need for your project. This is very important since while there may be numerous companies that will deliver sand in NJ or NY, not all companies may be able to deliver the type you need for your specific project. There’s no need for you to spend your time contacting numerous companies and negotiating pricing only to find out that the companies cannot even supply the type of material you need. That is a waste of valuable time and resources.
Once you figure out what you need, for example, fill sand, mason sand or septic sand, then you’ll want to start doing your homework to find a supplier that can meet your needs. For starters, you should make sure that anyone you contact offers bulk sand delivery to the location in which your project is located. This is crucial since large amounts of the material cannot easily be transported on your own and this is one material that you’ll likely need delivered to the project site. If, however, you only need a small amount of the material for a minor residential project, you will also want to find out if the company you contact offers the option at a convenient location.
You’ll also want to make sure that you are dealing with a reputable company. This is important because you don’t want just any average Joe showing up with a truck filled with materials without having the experience to know what they’re doing. Some people may post on sites like Craigslist offering sand delivery but these are not the types of people you want showing up at your property with a truck filled with tons of granular material. Rather, you want a company that has been in business for a number of years, that has experience handling large, bulk deliveries of construction materials without incident and that also has insurance just in case something should go wrong. Never underestimate the importance of insurance because it is precisely in those situations where you deal with an uninsured supplier or delivery company that you’re most likely to run into a potential problem.
Of course, assuming any company you have found meets the above-mentioned criteria, you’ll then want to consider factors such as pricing and whether the sand delivery can be made according to your desired timetable. Once you’ve nailed down these last details, you’re ready to place your order.
For more information about the bulk sand delivery options offered in NJ and Staten Island by ATAK Trucking, call 917-912-2900.