Construction projects are vast and require the coordination of several services and specialists. However, one of the most important team members contributing to a variety of construction projects is the excavation specialist, the person responsible for moving the earth and making way for concrete forms and other essential elements of the build. How do you know which specialist is right for your project? Thankfully, there are three ways to determine if an excavation company or expert is right for your job.
1. Scope of Work
Every job is different, but a residential earthmoving project is much different from a commercial project. A construction company looking to partner with an excavation specialist will need to figure out the size of their job. Are they building a suburb, or are they digging for an inground pool addition? Not every excavation company is suited for larger more time-consuming jobs.
2. Professional Reputation
Before signing any contracts, make sure to vet any professional with others in their industry. Ask your partners if they have ever done business with the excavation company. Check with professional organizations and check on licenses and insurance. While most companies are legit, some so-called professionals will attempt to pull the wool over your eyes.
3. References and Reviews
While most excavation specialists will provide a list of references for you to contact, remember that you also want to look beyond this list. Check review sites to see if there are any negatives. Also, drive out to sites to see if there is anything concerning. A provided list likely only represents a small portion of their customers, and it is likely the best of their portfolio, online reviews can be a little more transparent.
Most construction projects will require the help of an excavation specialist, but you should never sign a contract without first doing your homework. Make sure to check on the reputation and background of any professional you work with.