FLORIDA: Storm prep advice for construction contractors

For contractors with ongoing construction projects, the possibility of a tropical storm or hurricane is upsetting, because inclement weather not only slows down progress on the projects but also could cause serious damage to the properties under contract.
That’s why, in the construction industry, storm preparation is critical, not only for safety, but also for financial reasons.

Here are a few tips on construction site storm preparation from two experienced contractors in Brevard County: Mike Williams Sr., president of M.H. Williams, and Adam Broadway, president of Certified General Contractors.

Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare. Williams said that he makes sure to do storm preparation on construction sites as early as possible, leaving his workers sufficient time to protect their homes. “If everyone waits until the last minute, you’re going to have issues,” he said.

Minimize any potential water damage. Broadway said that contractors should fill work site ditches, and that they should cover up any building openings that might let water through, including windows and incomplete roofs. He also suggests reworking of drainage systems to ensure that water is directed away from the construction site and does not pool up in that area.

Remove all trash and loose items from the construction site, and protect whatever is vulnerable to wind damage. Both Williams and Broadway said it’s important to remove any debris from the construction site that could become airborne, and to secure building components that might otherwise get blown away. Williams said he stops accepting deliveries at construction sites when storms are looming. “It not only protects the project, but it also protects the people and buildings in the area,” Williams said.

  • Inspect and protect any roofs or ceilings, and delay building either of those two things until after the storm clears. Williams said he’s delayed a ceiling installation, because of Tropical Storm Erika.  
  • Make sure there is more than one person involved in construction site inspections. Williams said he always has at least two people inspecting each of his construction sites prior to a storm to ensure that all necessary precautions are taken.
  • Do not underestimate the potential property damage. Both Broadway and Williams urge all contractors to be vigilant about storm preparation.

Recent News

Versatile Carmix takes concrete to North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania
    The gold mine in North Mara is situated in the north-west of Tanzania, at about 100 kilometres east of Lake Victoria and 20 kilometres south of the border with Kenya. The gold mine works an average of 8,000 tonnes of minerals a day and produced 287,188 ounces of gold in 2015. The gold
Workers’ Memorial Day, observed each year on April 28, honors workers killed, injured, or made ill at work. Since 1992, BLS has collected data on both nonfatal work injuries and illnesses that result in days away from work, and fatal work injuries. In 2015, the occupations with the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses
The undercarriage of a machine represents a significant portion of a piece of equipment’s purchase price. Proper maintenance and operation practices are critical for protecting your equipment investment. Undercarriage maintenance is critical to the overall productivity of a machine. It is the mechanism that gives tracked machines much of their power and stability. It also
Deere Adds 8-Year / 20K Hour Warranty on 944K Electric-Drive Components
John Deere is now offering a 96-month / 20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on the Deere 944K hybrid wheel loader. The warranty is retroactive to existing machines in the field and provided on new 944K loaders through October 31, 2018. The warranty includes a 96-month (eight-year) or 20,000-hour (whichever comes first) non-prorated assurance on wheel
  Vermeer’s Silver Series drill rod is composed of S135 common grade steel and is threaded in the same facility as the company’s Firestick drill rod with the same column wall thickness. The Silver Series drill rod is available in four sizes: 1.66-inch, 1.9-inch, 2.06-inch, and 2.375-inch, for use on the D7x11 through the D24x40
CHILE: Construcción regional cae 7,5% y suma dos meses con cifras en rojo
Datos de Cámara Chilena de la Construcción estimaron retroceso de 7,5% en febrero que se suma al -10% de enero. Se busca consolidar esfuerzos público-privados para enmendar el rumbo. Por primera vez desde el año 2002, cuando se comenzó a publicar el Índice de Actividad de la Construcción Regional (INACOR), la Región de Coquimbo inicia

About Us

In Tractopart we supply quality construction Parts and Heavy Equipment Parts with excellent discount rate for New , Used Rebuilt & Surplus parts for excavators, Wheel loader dozers, and undercarriage for all heavy equipment brands, we are locate in Miami, Fl

Contact Info


At Tractopart we focus on providing high quality parts at a great price. Our parts are subjected to rigorous inspection procedures that allow us to ensure product quality.

Phone: 786.219.1010
Email: sales@tractopart.com
Main Office: 3505 South Ocean Drive #204
Hollywood, FL 33019