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What to Look for When Renting Formwork  

28 Apr 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips
Renting Formwork | Forming America

So, you’ve made the decision to rent formwork for your building project. Now you just have to find a good concrete form rental company to rent from. Choosing the right company for such important building tools takes time. It’s important to weigh the options and determine which company’s materials are worth your precious time and money.

Don’t Assume the Biggest Name Has the Best Quality

Corporate construction giants may seem like the easy and obvious choice, but their rental forms are often cheap and badly maintained. To find the rental company that provides the quality framework that you need for your project, you should check for several things:

How Are the Forms Maintained?

Your project is important and you don’t have time to worry about your formwork holding up for the job. A wholesome and reliable concrete form rental company will take the time to make sure that the forms are needle scaled and the plywood is oiled and replaced, as needed. If the form is deemed unusable, then they shouldn’t use it, end of story. Take the time to ask the right questions and don’t rely solely on the fact that it may look high quality.

What’s the Difference Between Looking High Quality and Being High Quality?

Just because the form may look in great condition, doesn’t mean it is. High quality form rental companies go beyond the exterior and thoroughly inspect each form before renting it out. Some companies may try to rent out forms with holes in the plywood, nails sticking out, badly done patchwork or bent frames. Formwork in that condition should not be distributed as rented equipment.

Who is Doing the Renovation?

You wouldn’t trust just anyone with your project, so why should it be any different for your form rental company? An on-staff formwork carpenter will ensure that your rented equipment is likely to be well-maintained and ready for use every time. Concrete formwork carpenters are trained to read blueprints and are highly skilled in measuring, cutting and preparing the structure beyond what any standard construction worker would be able to do. Having someone skilled in this particular methodology is crucial for you as a renter.

With a trained carpenter on the job to inspect each rental form and ensure that it is fit to be rented again, you will know that you have a quality product worth using for your quality project. Finding a rental company might take some time but you will notice the difference when you do.

For more information on choosing high quality concrete formwork for rent, contact us or call 1-888-993-1304.