I worked outside most of last week, finishing the electrical side of a gas station install. The crew I was working with was trying to pour concrete in single digits temps. They have a $50,000.00 ground heater which will pull the frost out of the ground and leave the dirt hot!!!!!. Got most of it done friday afternoon. Good thing too as we have blizzard warnings on the coast of Maine tonight and tomorrow. Just started snowing, got the plow on, got wood in, picked up the outdoors as this might be the last time we see the ground until spring . Winter coming always puts me in a bad mood as far as work is concerned
We usually loose from 2 to 3 days a year, but it is more of not being able to get up and down the mountains than the weather itself. The road crews do a top notch job, but there has been times I have sat at the bottom of a mountain after sliding into the grass for three hours waiting for the salt truck to get there. Of course this turns into a social event with all the other people around.
Bill: Last year, I seem to remember two or three days that were snowed out. Basically, if the jobsite is "open" we usually make it.
My AHJ job, we lost two days last year for snow. And Friday was a "lucky day"; the office called all inspectors in at 1:00PM. We got to leave after the daily paperwork. Left the office parking lot at 2:30PM.....got home at 5:45PM....a 'usual' 25-35 min ride! Roades were a mess, but the TRAFFIC was a nightmare!!!!
Friday I had 17 inspections and 6 were pools. The snow started around here ( Northern NJ) by 12:00 today Sat. the total here is about 18". The last inspection of the day at about 4:00 PM the snow was to deep for me to do my pool bonding inspection. I think the EC will forgive me since I red tag that job. This week the weather report says the temp will hit 45 and rain by Wed.-Thur.. What a mess this could be!