Can Dumpsters Cause Driveway Damage?

If you are getting ready to rent a dumpster, you might have questions about whether the dumpster can cause damage to your driveway. Some homeowners worry about concrete cracking or brickwork damage — the last thing you want is another project to fix after you just finished the current one. Since dumpster rentals are such a convenient way to handle debris removal at your home, it is definitely worth asking: Will my dumpster cause driveway damage?

When a dumpster is placed correctly, damage to your driveway is highly unlikely. A reputable dumpster rental company like Breeding Roll Off Service will ensure that every precaution has been taken to prevent damage. The following suggestions will help determine whether or not your dumpster is placed correctly.

  • Place the driveway dumpster on a hard, level surface. Concrete is the best place for a heavy container.
  • Put wood boards or plywood underneath the container to spread the weight out evenly and provide a cushion between the dumpster and the driveway. This is one of the best ways to protect your driveway.
  • Avoid placing the dumpster on grassy surfaces or in direct sunlight in the summer.

Other things to take into consideration are the weight of the debris and the path you will take to the driveway dumpster. Be sure to select the correct size container for your debris removal needs, and ask your rental company about how much trash can be placed in the container without causing damage to the surface of your driveway. Be careful not to exceed the fill-height recommendations. Think ahead about how you will get to the dumpster. Will you have to step over landscaping or brickwork? Ask the professionals at Breeding Roll Off Service to place the container in a spot that will give you a clear path to and from your house. You can also place plywood paths for walking, or use a tarp to collect scattered debris and prevent it from getting in your yard.

Driveway dumpster rentals are a convenient and economical way to remove unsightly trash and debris from your home. With thoughtful planning and proper placement, you can avoid any damage to your driveway and yard. If you have any questions about how and where to place your dumpster rental, be sure to ask Breeding Roll Off Service. We are here for all of your trash removal needs.