In its sales pitch, Material Tracker makes a scary-good point:
“Unknowingly, you may have driven past a dump site that could help save time, fuel costs and make more money.”
Having too much or too little material on construction sites has just been a harsh reality of the business. Now, it’s just one more cost the Internet is around to help you balance.
Material Tracker, which launched in 2013, allows contractors to sign up for free and create a listing including their jobsite location and whether they’ve got too much or too little of a particular material. Then, using that info along with how short or how long on material a contractor is, the site automatically searches other listings and provides you with matching contractors who can help you out.
From there, you simply choose which connections you’d like to pursue and Material Tracker sends your match an email. If they choose to respond, you can hash out an agreement to provide or receive material.
The site also allows contractors to edit or delete listings as well as set listings to disappear after a certain period of time. You can also make multiple listings for different materials on a given site.
Just what types of materials can you list? The site has a set list of materials including:
- Asphalt millings/Grindings
- Broken asphalt
- Broken concrete
- CCDD Dump site
- Clean fill dump site
- Non structural fill
- Pulverized topsoil
- Salvaged stone
- Topsoil/Black dirt
- Wood chips/Mulch