Here at Snead’s Outdoor Services (SOS), we want to help you make your property the best it can be, and sometimes that means having to excavate your land. To clear your land and get it ready for whatever’s coming next, you’ll need the help of a qualified excavation contractor. Of course, not every contractor is equally up to the task, so it’s important to do your research before you make your final decision. In this article, we’ll go over three red flags that indicate you should avoid a particular excavation contractor and look elsewhere.
- The Price isn’t Right- When searching for the right excavation contractor to hire, you should always be wary of quotes that seem too good to be true. While you should definitely look for the best deal, you should also not go with the contractor who names the cheapest price, as they are most likely lowballing you in order to secure your business. Instead, go with someone who is honest and upfront about the costs involved so that you know where your money is going.
- No Contract- Another red flag when it comes to choosing an excavation contractor is a lack of a written contract. This document lays out exactly what work will be done to your property, and how much you will be charged for it–without one, you have no way to keep your contractor accountable and hold them to their promises. While getting everything in writing can be a tedious process, it is necessary to protect yourself from bad actors.
- No References- Lastly, an excavation contractor should always be prepared to provide a list of references. A reputable contractor will be proud of their work and be ready to provide details of their past projects, including the contact information of the client so that you can reach out to them directly and ask about their experience.