Many of our customers are frustrated that our recent rainy weather is wreaking havoc on the construction schedule for their outdoor living project. The deck or patio they had expected to be started by now has not begun yet. Why, why, why? We share your frustration and wish we could handle the weather as just another obstacle to be overcome, but we can’t. It’s Mother Nature, and she will not be handled.
Mother Nature has the upper hand!
You know the saying, The grass is always greener on the other side? If you have rain every single day, the grass is going to be greener on your side, too, and that is certainly the case here in SW Houston. Every. Single. Day. And we aren’t just having rain, the wet weather has also caused flood conditions in some areas. In addition, when dealing with inclement weather personal safety becomes a factor.
The reason we mention the weather is to acknowledge—and make you aware if you’re not already—that Archadeck of SW Houston IS a little behind schedule at this time. Not only does that affect the clients whose projects we are building right now, but it also affects those who are scheduled to come after them. It’s the proverbial domino effect.
We are doing what we can to move things along, but you must be aware that we cannot control or mitigate weather-related construction delays. For example, when heavy rains hit our job site, our crew rushes to cover work in progress and to secure materials and equipment including power tools. We don’t send a crew home because it’s storming. Since we all know the storm will pass fairly quickly, the crew waits for it to clear, and then they jump back into the job. There is still a delay while they uncover what they just covered, etc., before they can swing back into full building mode.
The crew doesn’t get advance notice of a shower bearing down. Weather in our area can move so erratically it’s hard for the meteorologists to predict where wet weather will strike. Once showers pass, it still takes time to set everything back up and get going again—turning a day’s work into a day and a half.
We Share the Same Goal: Providing You With The Outdoor Living Space You’ve Been Waiting For
As a company that derives joy from designing and building outdoor living projects our client’s LOVE, we understand your excitement. Of course, you are eager for your Houston patio, deck or porch project to be completed so you can start enjoying it. When we first give you a construction schedule, you know bad weather could be a factor, but until it happens to you, it’s not part of your reality.
We appreciate your patience as we get through these wet weather days. We share your frustration, and we want your project to be completed just as much as you do. Call Archadeck of Southwest Houston at (713) 391-8613 or email us at [email protected].
David Herbert, Owner, Archadeck of Southwest Houston