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Hiring an Excavation Company – What You Need to Know

by | Nov 15, 2022

Excavation companies are known for digging holes, but did you know they can do more than building site preparation? Learn more about the expansive services of an excavation company and everything you need to know about hiring one!

What Do Excavation Companies Do?

Excavation is the process of moving sand, dirt, and materials on a construction site. From site preparation and soil management to grading and trenching, excavation companies are hired to prepare the foundation of a property. These companies are held to the highest standards since the final outcome of the project relies heavily on the quality of their work.

While moving natural materials is a major part of what excavation companies do, they must follow specific procedures to ensure a smooth construction timeline. Before starting the excavation process, the company should do an assessment of the site and come up with a plan for how to carefully proceed. Once approved, the excavation company can begin their procedures like prepping the site, creating a foundation, digging up soil, and dumping the soil in their truck.

Want to see more about what excavation companies do? Check out the short YouTube video to watch this pond excavation site transform!

When to Hire an Excavation Company

Since proper excavation is the backbone to starting a solid foundation for your project, it is extremely crucial to know when you should hire one. Hiring an excavation company early on in the construction process will give enough time to assess the soil beneath the topsoil. A professional company will be able to determine whether the project can continue or if there will be any delays just based on the soil and what is underneath. If you delay hiring an excavation company, this may slow down the project’s timeline and add additional costs. By trusting a professional excavation company, you can stay on schedule and within budget.

What Equipment Does an Excavation Contractor Use?

Depending on the type of your construction project, an excavation contractor will select the types (and amount) of heavy equipment that will be used throughout the job. Professional excavation companies, like Reed Land & Hardscaping, use the proper equipment for every project. Before hiring a team for a project, you will want to check what equipment they plan on using.
In general, a professional excavation team should come prepared with some of the following equipment:

  • Backhoe Loader
  • Front-End Loader or Dump Trucks
  • Excavators– Spider, Swamp, and/or Zero Swing
  • Bulldozers
  • Skid Steer Loader
  • Crawl Loader
  • Trencher

Why is Professionalism Important When Selecting an Excavation Company?

Arguably one of the most important factors in finding the right excavation company is the level of professionalism. While professionalism can look like quality equipment and quality work, it also takes form in their permits, insurance, and experience. A legitimate, professional excavation company will always be able to provide proof of proper training and the necessary permits and insurance requirements in Tennessee. If they are unable to do so, they are putting their workers at risk and breaking the law, therefore, setting your project up for an onset of potential issues.

When disrupting a natural environment, there are specific building permits and excavation laws to follow in Tennessee based on your site location. Adhering to these legal requirements shows how the company values their client’s time and money. But, ignoring these requirements shows a lack of professionalism and morals. Since excavation work can be dangerous, you should never settle for a company that cannot deliver professionalism. Learn more about the specific regulations and requirements for excavation companies in the YouTube video below.

Top Excavation Contractor in Tennessee

Are you looking for an excavation contractor to start your next construction project? Look no further than Reed Land & Hardscaping. You can review our new website at https://reedlandscaping.com to view photos of past excavation, grading, and site utilities projects. We are based in Spring Hill, Tennessee and serve all of Middle Tennessee. Our team members have decades of site excavation experience, and we regularly partner with some of the nation’s largest general contractors (GCs) to complete excavation and site utilities projects across Tennessee.

About Reed Land & Hardscaping

Reed Land & Hardscaping is Middle Tennessee’s most versatile landscape construction, hardscape, and site contractor. There’s no commercial job that Reed Landscaping can’t handle–especially when it comes to excavation! With extensive experience in excavation, grading, site utilities, and geotechnical remediation, Reed Landscaping can provide professional excavation services for a project of any size. With the launch of our new website, Reed Landscaping is excited to showcase our completed projects and excavation progress photos.

If you’re ready to start your project, reach out to Reed Land & Hardscaping. Our team of excavation experts will help you achieve the look and feel you are searching for on your next government, commercial, or industrial construction project.

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