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Can a Roll Off Dumpster Damage Your Driveway?

a roll off dumpster is a very popular choice for homeowners planning
a home clean out or renovation project. Dumpster rentals are easy,
convenient, and eliminate the hassle of driving back and forth to the
dump and unloading heavy objects.
1-866-We-Junk-It, we provide dumpster rentals to all of Long Island
and New York City. One of the most frequently asked questions we
receive is whether or not our containers will cause damage to your
99% of
the time, the answer is no. We have delivered thousands of dumpsters
over the past 15 years, and only a handful of driveways have incurred
damage as a result. While it is highly unlikely that our dumpsters
will damage your driveway, here are a few things you can do to
further reduce your risk:
  • When
    you contact us for a quote, let us know what material your driveway
    is made of and ask for our opinion.
  • Lay
    sheets of 2×6 plywood underneath your dumpster when it is delivered.
    The pieces of wood help distribute weight and protect your surface
    from scratching.
  • If
    you have an asphalt driveway, beware of getting your dumpster
    delivered on a very hot day. Asphalt softens up during the hot
    weather, leaving it more susceptible to indentation.
  • Contact
    your town and see if you can have the dumpster dropped off on the
    street, rather than in your driveway. Some towns will allow you to
    do this with the proper permit.
  • Don’t
    rent a dumpster that is too big. Bigger dumpsters means heavier
    loads, which ultimately increases the chance that your driveway will
    crack. Instead of renting a 20-yard dumpster, try two 10-yard
    containers spaced several feet apart.
If you are planning on renting a dumpster in New York and are
concerned about the durability of your driveway, contact the experts
at 1-866-We-Junk-It. Our junk removal experts will work with you to
ensure your driveway is unscathed during delivery. Visit our website
for a free quote, or give us a call at 866-935-8654.