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Renovating an Apartment Building: Tips


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Renovating an Apartment Building: Tips

I had always wanted to be an entrepreneur, so when I saw a local apartment building up for sale at a great price, I decided make the investment. I am a manager by day, so I thought I was ready to be a great landlord. After I had trouble attracting new tenants, I decided to try investing in a few upgrades to see if I could attract more tenants with the added features. I hired a local contractor to work on my first project, which was a fitness room. I remembered that I always looked for buildings with them when I rented apartments! I then had some work done on the grounds and in the apartments themselves. The building is completely full now, so I realized it was a good investment. I decided to start a blog to share my renovating and construction tips with anyone who needs them!

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Tired Of Having Your Construction Supplies, Equipment, And Materials Stolen?

Theft of construction materials, supplies and equipment is common. It happens more often than you know, and the offenders are often adults looking to make a few dollars by recycling the steel and reselling any and all of the other items they can carry off. If this has happened to your construction business and your construction sites more times than you care to count, there are solutions that can help. 

Supply Cages

As the name suggests, these chain link fence cages cannot be entered through the top because it is covered in chain link fencing material, and thieves cannot get through the steel plate doors of the cages, either. They could use bolt cutters, if they are willing to trespass and waste precious time cutting through the cage's chain links. However, if you put a security camera up high on each side of the cage, you can catch the criminals in the act anyway. 

Contractor Storage Yards

Contractor storage yards are even better options because you can store literally everything your construction company owns and then some. Store your dump trucks and earth movers, your boxes of fasteners, your welding equipment, and yes, even lumber and bricks. If you want, you can store your equipment in one garage-like storage unit, and then store your supplies either outside covered by a tarp or inside another storage unit. Prices for use of these storage yard facilities vary on how much storage you need, how long you need the storage, and whether you need indoor or outdoor storage for your equipment, supplies, and building materials. 

Lots of Security Cameras and Security Guards

While this option may work for a while, it is not the best option because of cost and because the more brazen of thieves will break into your construction sites and try to take what they want anyway. Still, it does work as a good deterrent most of the time, if you are willing to invest in lots of cameras and a regular crew of highly paid guards. You might be able to recover some goods and supplies before the thieves sell it, but your stolen equipment and trucks may not make it back unless you have kept exceptional records on every truck and every piece of mechanical equipment your company owns. Consider one of the other options above to prevent theft of these much bigger and more costly construction items.