Excavation is the first major step before you are able to install the foundation of a new building, pools, plumbing, landscaping, or sprinkler systems. No matter the size of the project you are trying to complete, if you need to excavate, it is imperative that you hire a professional excavation contractor. This is because many people feel that excavating is just “digging,” but in reality, it can be dangerous and much more of a hassle than you may realize. When you hire a professional, your job will be completed in a timely manner, without the risk of damage to your property, or injury to yourself. Here are some more important reasons why you should stick to hiring a professional with your excavation services.
They Have The Right Equipment
When trying to complete an excavating task yourself, it is likely that you will lack the necessary tools to accomplish it. Excavating contractors use long, slim digging tools that are useful when digging for irrigation or plumbing systems, or even gardens. Using a bob-cat to excavate yourself can be a hassle because you have to maneuver it around pipes, landscaping, or other things that may be in the way on your property. Contractors also may have access that normal people do not when it comes to heavy-duty professional equipment.
There Is Less Chance Of Property Damage Or Personal Injury
Before beginning the task of excavating, it is important to note the locations of buried plumbing lines or pipes. If you try to complete the task on your own and start digging into the ground and hit a pipe, you can have a major issue on your hands. Plumbing lines aren’t the only risk though, as there are power lines above that you have to watch out for when maneuvering a bob-cat, or you could even hit something on your house with the bulky machine. Not knowing how to use the machinery is also a risk to your safety, as you can fall off or can easily run into something. Professional excavation contractors are trained and skilled at what they do and using these heavy-duty machines. On top of that, they have insurance so in case something does happen to go wrong, their insurance can cover the cost of a repair.
Completing an excavation job by yourself can be dangerous to yourself and your surroundings. Though it may seem like an easy task, there are many things that go into completing it safely, quickly, and most importantly, correctly. If you are looking to hire a professional excavation contractor or would like to learn more about our services, please contact us today.
This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top Septic Tank replacement companies in Central Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!