Power Sweeping Via Sereno

The major complaints around residential construction sites are (in no particular order):

  1. Noise.
  2. Dust (airborne).
  3. Parking/traffic.
  4. Dirty streets and litter.

We have been diligent to limiting working hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (although Monte Sereno’s ordinances allow working from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm); in controlling the dust whenever conditions warrant it; requiring our contractors to park on Winchester Boulevard; and, maintaining a clean site at all times.

When Bryan visited Darren’s job site in Edmonton, Canada during the holidays, Darren pointed out the mechanical bristle sweeper that they use to keep their project sites clean. The mechanical sweeper is preferred to a blower as it can physically remove (sweep) dirt, small rocks and debris. Since the mechanical sweeper had a good value proposition and it was at the beginning of the project, we decided to invest in a Stihl KombiSystem with a power broom attachment. Bryan and John purchased it during their visit to Santa Cruz.

Today, the power broom got a full workout. Via Sereno is now clean in front of the project.

Sweeping Via Sereno.

Sweeping Via Sereno.

Controlling dirt from leaving the project site.

Controlling dirt from leaving the project site.

The happy sweeper!

The happy sweeper!

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