The weather plays a huge role in your construction projects. During the spring in North Texas, we can receive a lot of rain. The last couple of years during springtime, it's been pretty mild with not much rain. This was great for Mcfall masonry and Construction, as we went along quite smoothly with our projects. It wasn’t good for living, however, as North Texas slipped into drought conditions.
This year, 2015, has been different, quite different. It is now May, the month of April gave us a whole bunch of rain, it seemed that rain would hit every other day. This can be very challenging and as a customer, you should be aware of a few points of interest due to the rain. At McFall Masonry and Construction we continue to do all we can to move your project forward, but when conditions get so wet that your yard is almost like a swamp, we must simply wait until things dry out.
McFall Masonry and Construction once had to postpone the pouring of the customer’s concrete patio because of rain. If we pour the concrete on overly wet soil, the concrete will still dry. Due to the weight of the concrete, the entire patio may sink enough to where it becomes uneven. It will probably have cracks everywhere. The soil under the patio will then dry and shrink, and this creates a slight void between the patio and soil, cauing even more settling and cracking. At McFall Masonry and Construction, we are very cautious and do not take chances. Sometimes we’re overly cautious, but we are responsible for your new patio and we must honor warranties, therefore we also take the appropriate precautions when pouring your concrete.
Another problem we have with a rainy season is ordering concrete. When concrete is ordered and then canceled again, it must be rescheduled which is challenging because the Ready Mix companies will be booked weeks in advance. All off the contractors might cancel on a particular day, then must try to fit us into a day that has probably already been completely scheduled, so it’s a real challenge.
At McFall Masonry and Construction, we ask for patience. Trust us when we tell you about the challenges we are having. We do not like having your projects just sit uncompleted. We want your project completed just as much as you do. After all, this is how we make our living.