If you are planning a new construction project, it is crucial that you hire the right team to ensure it is a success.
From architects and landscape designers to building contractors, each company plays a vital role. To get your project moving, it is particularly important to choose the right excavator and earthmoving contractor.
Spry Civil Construction's Sam Rasheed said for civil works it is always best to seek professional advice to find a contractor that is the right fit for your project.
"People often seek lowest price to undertake their project which usually comes due to inadequate equipment or experience and can lead to a poor result for the customer," he said. "For civil works no matter how easy someone might think it is, it always pays to seek professional advice. Same goes for us, we only specialise in tasks that we have experience in and anything outside of that we sub-contract professionals to do the works."
Wayne Gerlach from Rivercity Excavations said seeking advice ensures your project will be finished to the highest standard.
"It is important for people to seek local professional advice as their vast experience and knowledge ensures the job is performed in an efficient, professional and safe manner while supporting local businesses," he said.
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Here are some some tips to remember:
Speak to your contacts
Ask around to see if anyone you know has done a similar project. You can then gather a list of recommended excavation companies.
Look for experience
Make sure to check the company's industry experience. This is vital to the success of your project. An experienced contractor will offer a variety of services and be able to handle a wide range of different jobs, tasks and situations.
It is important to check your chosen contractor has the relevant training, knowledge and insurance. Reputable excavation contractors will have proper qualifications, certification, licences, high safety standards and the proper insurance to cover your project.
Look at past jobs
Take a look at the company's previous work to see their handiwork while also getting inspiration and ideas for your own project.