Questions You Might Have About Hiring Excavation Services for Your Home

Hiring excavation services for digging around your home is always recommended, even though you may assume that a trench for new sprinkler system or pit for an underground water tank is easy enough to dig. However, it's also just as easy to see the dig collapse as you work or find that you weren't really sure of where the underground power and water lines were located after all. When you are ready to hire excavation services like Scott Devereaux Excavations Pty Ltd, note a few questions you might have and then discuss these with a contractor.

1. Is it necessary that an excavator work with a landscaper?

You don't always need a landscaper or outdoor engineer to work with your excavator, but you should be prepared to give them very detailed information about your needed dig. Don't assume the excavator will simply show up and you can say that you need a trench dug "over there." They will need to know the depth of any dig, its overall purpose, the size of a pool or water tank you want to have stored, and so on. In many cases the excavator will even visit your property before the work begins in order to take measurements, soil samples, and the like.

2. What changes can be made during the job?

If an excavator begins digging for your sprinkler system or underground water tank and you suddenly realize that you want to move it to another location, widen it, and the like, note that not all changes can be accommodated. The excavation needs to work around those underground lines and making some changes may also affect the safety of the dig. Your contractor may also need to ensure the ground is properly graded during the dig so that your property doesn't run the risk of a small landslide. It's always best to make all your decisions about the dig you want done before work begins rather than assuming you can change it as the work progresses.

3. When does an excavation need to be inspected?

If the excavation will be very extensive, it may need to be inspected during the work and not just before and after. This will ensure the dig is safe as the work progresses. Also, there may need to be inspections done if there is rain or snow or other such factors that might affect the dig. Your excavator can tell you what to expect as to inspections and how these may affect the overall schedule of the dig.