Bigger isn’t always better. But, it certainly can be fun in many cases, and for a particular personality type, doing big projects is a form of satisfaction that can’t be obtained any other way. One of the things to note about big projects is that they often require big machinery. If there’s ever a lot of something that needs to be moved or a lot of something that needs to be lifted, there are specific machines that are going to come to the rescue. Usually, you aren’t going to buy these machines, but sometimes you that’s appropriate, and other times it will be more about renting them as necessary.
Think of a few ways that you can look at these big projects to satisfy your intrigue about heavy machinery and its uses. It might seem counterintuitive to think of a commercial DIY project, but many things fit in this category. If you want to put a large gazebo in your backyard, that’s going to require some heavy lifting. If you’re going to add a pool to your yard, you might need an industrial digger. And, if you do heavy-duty car repair, you may need a few different types of machines that will get your vehicle up in the air or move around bulky engines or parts.
When you think of commercial projects, you usually don’t think of DIY in the same thought bubble. However, nothing is preventing you from mixing those ideas. Even if you need to rent or buy heavy-duty outdoor power equipment, you can do what needs to be done. You can dig, you can move, you can crush, and you can be creative about how to utilize that power to get your project from its beginning state to its end function.
Putting In a Gazebo
As an example, consider what it would take to put in a large gazebo in your yard. You might have to flatten out an area of land. You might have to move large pieces of timber. You might have to pour a significant amount of concrete. All of these activities can require some large machinery, and you can either have someone else do this or figure out how to do it on your own. Once again, a specific personality type will default on the fact that they want to learn how to run the machines themselves.
Adding a Pool
If you’d like to add an outdoor pool to your property, the easy answer is to call a contractor and have them do all of it. However, there’s always the option of renting some heavy machinery and doing it yourself. This is not a project to take on lightly, but it can potentially save you thousands of dollars and give you a degree of customization available on the fly. You need to be licensed to use the heavy equipment that you rent, but if you feel like you’re up to the task, there are definitely ways to do this legally, responsibly, effectively, and on budget.
If you’ve ever been into the garage of an auto enthusiast, you’ll often see big pieces of machinery and there. When you look at someone who is hoisting car frames or engines, they will be using large pieces of gear that aren’t typically associated with personal use. However, there isn’t any alternative for certain kinds of car repair, so if you’re going to go in partway, you might as well dive deep into that set of options and purchases.