Do you need property work done but don’t want to deal with the hassle of lining up subcontractors and managing the overall project? Here’s why using a dependable all-in-one sub, like DRYCO, can significantly impact your project’s outcome.
Managing All Phases of a Construction Project
Each construction process is typically divided into three phases – design, budget, and construction. These phases act as a project checklist, helping build your job’s strategic framework. It’s important to know that each job may differ, meaning it’s not one-size-fits-all, and every stage may have unique challenges. When you have these challenges, you will want a company that can adapt.
DRYCO has the strategic understanding of the construction business and tactical expertise to handle any issue that may arise during each project phase. This means you can avoid multiple subs and reap the benefits of increased efficiency and seamless communication over the life of your project.
The design phase includes planning, engineering, design development, surveying, permits, and more, and it serves as the blueprint for your project. The most important part of the design process is configuring the scale of work. This allows contractors to determine the project costs and provide sufficient information for a solid starting estimate. Once the estimate is agreed upon, the rest of the details, such as materials, schedule, and construction techniques, are finalized.
In the construction phase, contractors and subcontractors work together to make your project a reality. For this phase to go smoothly, you must follow the pre-construction plans you made in the design phase.
The whole point of a construction budget is to anticipate a project’s total cost. A general contractor will work with estimators, suppliers, and subcontractors to do so. A construction budget often decides how quickly you can finalize a project, the skill level you’ll hire, and the kinds of equipment/technology you can use. A smart budget is
thoroughly pre-planned to ensure the most efficiency while maintaining fixed expenses.
Splitting your construction budget into different categories (soft costs vs. hard costs) at the onset will help you manage your budget more effectively. It allows you to comprehend all your costs sufficiently, plus it shows you what’s been left out, how to apply cost-control measures, and what expenses are just simply out of your hands.
Construction projects, small or large, have many moving parts. While managing them, you must also coordinate deliverables. In some sense, it’s like a juggling act. Your main priority is to keep the balls coordinated and in the air. If one ball drops, there’s a good chance the others may follow.
Handling Delays & Setbacks
Construction project management helps keep schedules, timelines, and budgets on track. At its most elemental level, construction project management handles a project’s coordination, implementation, and planning. While you may have all your i’s dotted and t’s crossed, more often than not, your construction project may have delays or setbacks. These occurrences can happen for many reasons, such as weather, equipment failures, labor shortages, mistakes, or conflicts. While many can’t be avoided, others can be bypassed by something straightforward – effective communication.
Your One-Stop Resource
DRYCO works with property managers, homeowners associations, general contractors, engineering consultants, and building owners to keep their most valuable assets protected and maintained. DRYCO offers various services while consistently staying up-to-date with industry technology and best practices, making them a one-stop resource. When DRYCO takes on a project, they handle all your needs—from asphalt and concrete work to commercial fencing and ADA-compliance construction—and avoid the potential stress, frustration, and delays from managing the work of multiple contractors.
Keeping an Open Line of Communication
While construction project management typically includes complicated tasks, open communication can change the narrative. As the norm in most projects, complex tasks can shift significantly. We all know that life is unpredictable, and construction is no different. When this happens in construction, working with a company with strong communication skills, deep building process knowledge, and problem-solving ability is essential. It also demonstrates expertise in many areas, such as business, mediation, finance, law, etc.
The same can be said with using multiple subcontractors. If there’s more than one, you risk the wrong deliveries showing up at the wrong time or, worse yet, all of them arriving simultaneously. Too many on-site materials pose health and safety issues and can compromise efficiency if the job site becomes overly crowded. And in construction, time is money.
All Warranties Are Not Created Equal
Forty years ago, quality assurance specifications were developed to enable sharing responsibilities for pavement construction. Following that were end result-type specifications allowing agencies to specify what they wanted the final product to resemble. Warranties entered the specification arena thirty years ago to assist the states in revving quality construction, improving pavement performance, increasing contractor innovation, and responding to reduced resources for agency field personnel.
But, as we can see, not all warranties are created equal. The industry warranty standard is one year after the completion of materials and workmanship, but it can also be less. Fortunately, DRYCO provides a one-year warranty plan for general contractors. This includes repairing and replacing any or all of the work that may prove defective in its materials and workmanship.
One of the biggest jobs of any construction manager is setting reasonable expectations for cost overruns and making adjustments to mitigate and manage them. That job is hard enough when managing multiple budgets across multiple contractors on one project. Because DRYCO can do it all—from asphalt and concrete work to commercial fencing and ADA-compliance construction—you can avoid multiple subs, which translates to increased efficiency and a decreased risk of lost time and runaway budgets.
DRYCO prides itself on preparing a detailed plan, assigning roles and responsibilities, setting feasible deadlines, and managing resources for every project. From inception to execution, construction projects can be unpredictable! DRYCO delivers top-notch work that will help you save time and money.
Managing Existing Assets
Managing preventative maintenance can quickly become your full-time job, primarily if you rely on multiple vendors across multiple specialties. Work smarter, not harder, with the help of DRYCO, your one-stop shop for all your maintenance needs, from asphalt and concrete work to commercial fencing and ADA-compliant construction.
Regularly maintaining your parking lot, building foundation, or property fencing allows you to lower the lifecycle cost and reduce maintenance issues. That’s a win-win!
DRYCO is happy to help you stay ahead of the game with repairs. They incorporate the latest technologies in all their restorations—from pothole repair to removal and replacement to full-depth reclamation projects. DRYCO offers multi-year pavement maintenance plans so you can plan and save time, stress, and money. Here are a few things that are included in the pavement maintenance plans:
- The best price every time
- Dramatically reduced work required to plan
- Effective implementation of annual construction programs
- Increased ability to obtain funding during budgeting
- Reduced pavement maintenance and repair costs
DRYCO’s Asphalt & Concrete
Pavement maintenance plans have proven to be helpful tools, and proper sealcoating is at the heart of the plan. Working from a plan will produce the best price, dramatically reduce the work required to plan and implement annual construction projects, increase the ability to obtain needed funding during yearly budgeting processes, and lead to reduced maintenance and repair costs.
Parking Lot Repairs
Too often, parking lots are under-engineered and need help to hold up to high-axle loads such as garbage trucks or loaded utility vans. Integrated landscape irrigation is sometimes overlooked, and there may be failed pavement near lawn areas due to saturation of subgrade from overwatering. DRYCO can help repair such damage, and when you’re ready for a new parking lot, it’ll be built correctly.
Pavement Overlay Option
A pavement overlay may be good if your subgrade is still intact or you have an ADA parking compliance issue. DRYCO incorporates laser precision equipment, large conform grinders, and the latest paving equipment to create our pavement overlay design. The use of pavement membranes such as petro mats and liquid asphalt has been utilized by DRYCO since its inception and provides the best end product. When it comes to tight tolerance, tough drainage, and high-traffic areas, DRYCO is your all-in-one asphalt contractor that can get the job done quickly and correctly and will keep your current and future costs low.
Sealcoating is a great way to maintain your pavement and extend its lifespan.
Unfortunately, it can’t fix pavement that has already been badly damaged. Badly damaged asphalt can be removed and replaced or even require full-depth rehabilitation.
Ideally, you won’t ever need to execute a full-blown repair. If your pavement is maintained, it likely won’t be an issue. Asphalt often performs well during the first 75% of the pavement’s life, but the untrained eye generally can’t pick up on the indicators of stressed pavement. Preventative maintenance can prevent costly repairs and extend the life of your pavement.
DRYCO’s Fencing Options
There are many reasons to install a fence, but the most popular is for safety and security purposes. Unfenced properties are open to theft and unwanted solicitors, leaving employees or families vulnerable. Fencing is the easiest way, and in most cases least expensive, to add privacy and security while raising your property’s value.
DRYCO provides commercial, custom, and residential fencing options to fit your needs, including:
DRYCO knows its commercial customers have unique needs. That’s why they provide a wide variety of options, like:
- Chain Link – Adaptable and cost-effective. Add vinyl coating, slats for privacy, or barbed wire for extra security.
- Wrought Iron – Add an element of luxury to your commercial property while framing your property.
- Gates – DRYCO installs automatic gates, security gates, ADA-compliant gates, and more.
- Cable Rails Fencing – Steel cable and railing add security without compromising the view.
- Temporary Panels – DRYCO’s 6×8-foot job site rental panels offer privacy and security for any project.
DRYCO works with its customers to determine the best fencing option for large-scale residential projects — ornamental iron gates, ranch or deer fencing, garden fencing, or beautiful estate fencing. Their options include:
- Chain Link
- Privacy Fencing
- Garden Fencing
- Wrought Iron
- Ranch Style
DRYCO works with every client to find the right fencing to fit every need: privacy, security, functionality, and more, such as for:
- Tennis Courts
- Parks & Playgrounds
- Dog Kennels
- Utility Cages
The DRYCO Way
As a one-stop shop in asphalt, concrete, and fencing services, DRYCO offers the capacity, skills, and equipment required to be your all-in-one subcontractor for all asphalt jobs, concrete construction, whole-site building projects, and fencing tasks in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, and California’s Central Valley region.
With over 270 employees and 50 crews, DRYCO can do your whole project, saving you the headache of working with multiple contractors. Beyond that, DRYCO uses the latest technology to predict how and when preventative measures can and should be taken. This allows companies like yours to stay proactive rather than reactive to an unnecessary interruption to your business.