Category Archives: Information

Winter Construction Safety Tips

While winter doesn’t stop most construction crews, it can be a dangerous time for workers. Extreme cold, ice, and snow can all create unsafe working conditions, so it’s important for both employers and employees to be well-educated on the best practices for winter construction safety. As you read these tips, bear in mind that worker […]

Demolition in the Winter

Winter is here: snow is falling, the ground has frozen, and business owners are scrambling to finish the renovation projects they started in summer and fall. While most people associate demolition projects with every season other than winter, it’s a common misconception that demolition can’t happen in the colder months. Can Demolition Projects Happen During […]

Different Types of Cranes and Their Uses

Cranes have been an important tool in construction since early civilizations—Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, and ancient Greece—and were used to build temples and provide irrigation to crops. As society has advanced, crane design has been refined and diversified to create ideal models for different jobs.   There are two basic categories modern cranes fall into: static […]

Piles vs. Piers vs. Anchors

Helical anchors are used to repair existing or stabilize new foundations. Boasting easy, quick installation and little soil disturbance, helical solutions thread deep into the ground in order to transfer weight to load-bearing soil.   When discussing deep foundation solutions, the terms “helical piles,” “helical piers,” and “helical anchors” are used so interchangeably, it can […]

Construction in the Fall

The temperatures have dropped as we transition from summer to fall. Fewer construction crews are seen on the road as we await the upcoming frigid winter. Building in the fall may seem counterproductive because of the colder weather, but it is actually a great time to start your building projects. Costs may be lower and […]

History of Cranes

Did you know that Landwehr Construction has been in business for 125 years? We began providing Minnesota and the surrounding areas with crane service beginning in the 1950s. In the last seven decades, cranes and their capabilities have certainly changed. Let’s learn a little more about their origins.   Origins The idea for cranes dates […]

Assessing Soil Quality

So you’re ready to start a new project? It’s time to start digging and planting, right? Wrong! There are a few steps you have to take before you can start your project, and one of those things is assessing soil quality.   Soil assessment and soil correction—what are they? Soil assessment is the acting of […]

Repairing Site Foundations

What happens when your building or home has a faulty foundation? There are a few common signs that will let you know that there are problems with your foundation. You may see cracks or other types of fractures, there could be settling, sinking, or even upheaval with sagging and uneven floors. You may notice doors […]

Operating Your Crane in Extreme Temperatures and Weather

Whether it’s extremely cold out or hot out, it’s important to take special care with your crane. Cranes are incredibly powerful, which means that if something goes wrong with them due to extreme temperatures, they can do some serious damage. You need to be aware of extreme weather conditions all year round—whether it’s snow, hail, […]

Working Safely in the Heat

The temperatures have been rising to make it an uncomfortably hot summer. For the people that work outside in the heat—we’re talking to you, construction workers—it can be especially difficult. While many people work safely in their air-conditioned offices or homes, construction workers have to endure the elements. If you don’t follow safe practices, the […]