2 comments Construction photos by Joe Pugh/Getty ImagesFor a long time, construction has been the most common type of job, but in recent years there has been a new wave of jobs that require more technical skills.
The most recent trend involves the construction of homes and apartments, which can be complex and expensive.
In an article in The Sport Bible, author Chris Johnson outlines a few ways you can avoid wasting money on construction projects and instead build your own.
Here are the 10 biggest construction mistakes that are often overlooked or don’t pay off.1.
You’re buying a lot of parts.
This is a big one.
It can also be the most expensive part of a construction project.
Johnson suggests you spend as little money as possible on a lot.2.
You buy an outdated piece of construction equipment.
This one can be very costly, and Johnson suggests that you use an old piece of equipment like a drill press instead of an expensive new drill that can’t drill holes or use more torque.3.
You bought a drill, but it doesn’t work.
Johnson also says to buy a drill that will not cut or drill holes.4.
You didn’t know you had to buy an air compressor.
Johnson also suggests that if you’re building a small home or apartment, you should look into using a home air compressor instead of a car air compressor to reduce vibration and noise.5.
You had a boring job, and you got an awful job.
Johnson recommends building a lot more than you think.
He says you should have more than one big job in your project.6.
You spent too much money on a project.
It’s usually the case that your budget was over budget.
Johnson says to spend less on the projects you’re interested in.7.
You put the wrong tools in the right places.
Johnson gives you three steps to take when you’re buying an item that you don’t need or don to use in the first place.8.
You can’t use the right drill to drill holes in your home.
Johnson notes that a lot can be done by a drill and a drill bit.9.
You used the wrong drill for the job.
This can be especially true of new home construction.
Johnson explains how to drill hole using different drill bits.10.
You were too lazy to use the proper tool.
Johnson warns you to not use the drill with the wrong tool in the same hole.