The Gameday Plan
The Gameday plan. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
One of the best ways to utilize your King’sCart to it’s fullest potential and reduce the risk of installation day, problems is to properly plan out your installation game plan. Obstacles and obstructions need to be accounted for, from loading work piece onto your trailer to how you will navigate through the worksite. It’s always best to plan a site walk – thru and observe the existing conditions and how those conditions may change as the homeowner may have other renovations planned before your delivery. Be sure to ask the client if you should expect any
major changes that affect your intended route.
In addition to communication on how the site conditions may change before your delivery, be sure to communicate with the contractor, if there is one. A construction site frequently has changing site conditions and it’s always best to try coordinating your delivery around the schedule of the Contractor. You don’t want to arrive on site only to find that they just poured a concrete driveway that morning or have other scheduled trades that will interfere with your intended travel route. I try to plan deliveries when nobody is on site, if possible. Though, it may be a good idea schedule a delivery while a carpenter or cabinetry maker is onsite so they can assist with making adjustments to fixtures or cabinets that would otherwise interfere with your plans for a simple installation.
Make key Measurements. When walking through the work site, take note of entryways or tighter areas to try to envision the King’sCart making it way through and what challenges you may encounter. Be sure to take measurements of doorways and plenty of pictures that you can reference without having to make another site visit.
Most of the awkward shapes that you may be fabricating, such as countertops, require templating. I find it to be very helpful try carrying your template through the home/site as you would on the cart to better visualize and develop a game plan. This will also help you ultimately determine how you will position your workpiece on the King’sCart as well Accurately ass essing your environment and planning will make the difference between stressful delivery and one that leaves you saying “That was easy!”
The Cliff notes:
1.Access the site layout and plan a delivery path
2.Coordinate delivery and scheduling with the site contractor/other trades
3.Take measurements and lots of reference pictures
4.Carry your template through the site as if it were on the King’sCart