Excavating Contractor

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Trenching And Excavation Service

March 2015

When hiring and working with an Excavating Contractor, every homeowner needs to know: What services does an Excavating Contractor commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Excavating Contractor? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Trenching And Excavation Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Excavating Contractor - FAQ

Q How do I get good Trenching And Excavation Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.

Q What should I expect to pay for Trenching And Excavation Service?

A Most Trenching And Excavation Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for an Excavating Contractor ranges from $32 to $48 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Excavating Contractor.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Excavating Contractor for my job?

A A professional Excavating Contractor must be licensed to provide most Trenching And Excavation Services. To check an Excavating Contractor's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.

Q Should I use an insured Excavating Contractor for my project?

A Your Excavating Contractor should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Excavating Contractor should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Excavating Contractor need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Excavating Contractor. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Excavating Contractor's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Excavating Contractor - Common Projects

An Excavating Contractor can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Trenching And Excavation Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:


Excavating Contractor - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Excavating Contractor

Are you considering spending more than $250 with an Excavating Contractor? If so, it is important to find an Excavating Contractor matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.

The FREE homewyse hiring guide helps you find and hire great help, get quality craftsmanship and create a fair agreement.

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