Before you try to excavate yourself, let’s talk about why you should hire a professional excavation company. Too many times people get hurt doing unlicensed or illegal excavation work and do not know enough about excavation safety to do the job themselves. Things such as equipment dangers not correctly testing potential risks and trench collapses are just some of the hazards of excavation work.
In order to protect your property and reduce risks to you and your family, you should hire an excavation contractor who is insured and bonded. Professional Excavation Companies are licensed by states to do excavation work. They carry all the necessary equipment and know-how to dig safely and without endangering you. A professional will also have the training and experience to do slope modifications, trenching, site ventilation, site investigations, site clearing, wall, and roof replacement, and other excavation jobs.
Professional Excavation Companies can save you money. It is much less expensive than hiring your own independent contractor to do the excavation work for you. If your property does not require a big dig then you should have no problem contacting a reputable contractor to do the job. In fact, most contractors offer a free estimate on large jobs including trenching, wall and roof removal, driveway excavation, swimming pool excavation, septic tank excavation, slab removal, and other major projects.
Professional Excavation Companies employ experienced contractors with the correct equipment and know-how to do excavation jobs safely and correctly. They will use high-tech imaging and computer technology to make sure your excavation project is successful. They will use safe and reliable excavation equipment that is designed for these types of jobs. There are special trucks designed for excavation purposes including boom trucks, backhoes, skid-steers, and vacuum excavators with the track. These machines will be able to dig right through the earth, soil, gravel, sand, clay, or rock. The contractor will be able to customize the type of equipment they use to get the job done the best way possible.
The use of proper equipment might cause some problems though. The kind of equipment used by professional excavation companies might cause some problems when the ground is soft and you are attempting to break up a sizable amount of soil. The vibration of heavy machinery might cause cracks in the soil. There are things that you can do to minimize the risk of problems when you hire one of these companies to do your paving or another construction project. The first thing you should do is make sure the site has plenty of drainage so that water will not cause problems.
Before you hire an excavation contractor you should interview them and check out their record. Find out what kind of training they have had and whether they are fully licensed to do the type of work you need them to do. You might also want to find out what kind of reputation they have. There are some contractors who have only been around for a short time and haven’t put out a lot of complaints. You can usually tell what kind of contractor you’re dealing with by the company’s general appearance.
Another thing you should look for when you hire professional excavation companies is whether they have the proper safety equipment on hand. You don’t want an excavator to accidentally hit a customer or a piece of property. This is especially important if you are digging up extremely hard material. The excavator should also have a truck with proper side and front visibility to avoid causing a traffic accident.
You should also know how the company operates. Is the company insured? What about their drivers and maintenance? These are important questions that should not be overlooked when you hire an excavation company. When you have all of these things in order, it will be much easier to hire a good company that will protect your home and property.
This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top Driveway Excavation companies in Central Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!