Tips for Hiring an Excavation Contractor
1. Hire an excavation contractor you trust.
A contractor could be in your home and around your family for days, weeks, or even months while changing the way your house looks and functions. So if you don't like a contractor for any reason, don't hire him or her.
2. Make Sure your Excavation Contractor is Licensed, Bonded, and Insured.
A license minimizes the risk to homeowners of getting ripped off. If a contractor doesn't have insurance and a worker gets hurt on your project, you could be liable. The same goes with accidents that damage your next-door neighbor's home. Stay protected.
3. Pick an Excavation contractor who specializes in your project.
New home construction site prep? Grading? Hire an excavator that knows your project process inside and out. Ask for past photos of similar projects.
4. Have a Contract in Place Before any Work Begins.
The contract spells out everything. A contract is really an expectation setting, right down to what color the hinges are. It's all about expectations. If we agree on everything upfront, then there are no surprises.
5. Think Locally.
Area contractors who have been in business for a long time or are ingrained in your local community are usually reliable and safe bets for projects. If they didn't do good work in your community, they wouldn't still be around. The company is involved in the community, the workers are probably local, and if you have a problem later, a local contractor is going to be on top of it.
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