What can you expect from an excavation contractor?

When you hire an excavation contractor there are certain things that you can expect of them. But it starts by understanding what they can do for you. Excavation contractors are most often called before a construction or landscaping contractor starts their work.  Their job is to prepare a site before the landscaping or construction crew gets started.  A big part of this involves inspecting the site to see what the soil composition is like so they can determine if excavation can be safely done.  The customer should also make sure that any underground utility lines have been located, either by contacting dial before you dig or hiring an underground service locator and then have them  marked ahead of time.

Once they have ensured all underground services have been marked, and that the site is safe to work on, they’ll get to work.  They will also often help to shape the landscape so that it fits with the building plans.

Excavation contractors will also help to dig trenches for pools and prepare a landscape for roads, sidewalks and drivewalks.  They’ll ensure that proper drainage if planned for so that the construction or landscaping crew won’t have any issues once they get to work.

The excavation contractor will also often haul away any dirt or sediment that is not needed for the construction process.  In some cases, it can be reintegrated into the landscape, but more often than not, there is an excess that they will haul away for you.

Any excavation contractor that you hire should be well prepared and have a clear process in place to ensure that they are able to meet the timeline of the construction or landscaping crew.  They should know when the excavation needs to be completed by, and they should plan accordingly.  The last thing you want is to have a landscaping or construction crew be delayed due to an excavation contractor not being able to stick to their timetable.  As long as the timetable is reasonable, and there aren’t circumstances out of their control that slow them down, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be finished on time.

When hiring an excavation contractor, you should look for a few important things.  First, make sure you are hiring a professional company with all the necessary licenses and insurance.  If you’re hiring an excavation contractor that means you’re investing in a construction or landscaping project.  The last thing you want is to hire a substandard excavation contractor and end up having their work compromise the construction or landscaping project.

Besides hiring a professional company, you should also hire an experienced one.  An experienced contractor will have spent more time working on various projects, and they’ll understand how to work around unexpected problems that often arise during an excavation.

At Dobson Excavations we are fully licensed and insured and with over 30 years of experience, we have a vast experience with excavations. Give us a call today for a quote or to have any of your questions answered.

Posted in Uncategorized.