Outdoor businesses behind schedule after days of heavy rain

Sutton Landscaping LLC. lawn crews work over time to catch up with work load after days of heavy rain in Lynchburg. (Photo: Whitney Burney)

LYNCHBURG, Va., (WSET)--- Several outdoors businesses said they're working on catching up on their work load after days of heavy rain.

"With the tornado and some hail storms over the past couple years.. it's been steadily getting busier and busier. This is the busiest we've ever been," said Richard Robinson with Rempfer Construction.

Robinson says because of the bad weather, they have been swamped with work. Other businesses who primarily work outdoors say they've been back up also.

"We've had to make a lot of calls to communicate to customers for schedule changes for cuttings," said Joel Sutton with Sutton Landscaping LLC. Sutton said his lawn crews were forced to push back projects and work around others because of the rain.

"When it rains that much it slows the show down," added Sutton. "We had a couple afternoons where we had a couple breaks for a few hours. We were out cutting and we just had to wait between showers."

While the rain just slowed down the show for landscapers, it completely stopped work for roofers.

"Anytime it rains, it sets the schedule back at least a day sometimes more. Any kind of rain we don't install any kind of roofing," said Robinson. The staff at Rempfer Construction said heavy rain is a safety concern. "In this business, this is an everyday thing.. constantly looking at the weather."

Both business owners say they'll be playing catch up for the next week.

"Just full speed ahead this week, getting back on track with those projects," said Sutton.

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