How to Reduce Silo Repair Costs
The best way to guarantee the stability and ongoing performance of your silo is to take preventative measures, including regular inspections and maintenance.
Catching potential issues as early as possible helps prevent silo failure and keeps repair or restoration expenses low.
How long can I wait between silo inspections?
Best practices recommend silo inspection intervals between two and five years, depending on several factors.
What does a silo inspection include?
Silo inspections should include examining the main aspects known to be potential areas of failure. These inspections should include the foundations, walls, cones, discharge configuration, floors, shelves, tunnels, and roofs. For the most thorough inspection, the silo should be empty and a professional cleaning should be scheduled simultaneously. This allows silo cleaning technicians to remove material buildup that could hide signs of internal damage.
How can I reduce silo repair or silo restoration costs?
While a silo inspection is a great start, it is only as good as your follow-through with recommended repairs, restoration, or other silo maintenance. The sooner you complete a silo repair, the better, as minor silo repairs are always less expensive. To reduce silo repair costs further, complete your silo inspection and silo restoration or silo repair in one mobilization with the Marietta Silos, or USA Silo Service, Mobile Inspection Trailer. Finishing small silo repairs at the same time as your silo inspection reduces additional unplanned downtime and additional trips necessary to get your silo back up and running.
Marietta Silos Mobile Inspection Trailer
Our mobile staging trailer is designed to carry the essential tools, support equipment and other tools needed for our field crews to work safely and efficiently on silo inspections. Our standard on-site equipment package includes all materials and equipment required to maximize personnel safety per the OSHA Confined Space Standard 29 CFR 1910.146.
When requested, Marietta Silos can also transport equipment and materials to complete small and silo restoration and repairs on-site during the inspection. This allows us to complete silo inspections and repair quickly, safely and efficiently in one mobilization.
Contact us to schedule your next silo repair, restoration, or inspection.