Most projects require immense resources – financial, material and emotional, none more so than civil infrastructure and earthworks projects. This is why the most important step of the project is selecting the right contractor to guarantee you a successful project. There are so many contractors in the earthworks in Adelaide, sorting through them all can be challenging, time consuming and if your project has a specific deadline, this can be quite stressful. So we put together the top five things to look for in your next Earthworks contractor.
Identifying the goals of your project before seeking an earthworks contractor helps provide the contractor with a better picture of the project and allows them to tailor their offering to the project needs. If an earthworks contractor is unable or unwilling to see the goals for the project, they are not the right contractor for the project. A contractor who cannot see the end goal could lead to miscommunications throughout the project and end up costing a lot more than budgeted.
Your budget is equally important as the overarching goals of the project. After all, the goals cannot be achieved without budget. Once you have set a project budget, your contractor should be able to advise whether or not they can work within that budget. Beware of those contractors who are quick to say they can complete a project within budget and meet the goals without taking time to look into your requirements. Often this shows an Earthworks contractor who is looking for urgent work and willing to say anything to win the project.
Ensuring whomever you choose for your Earthworks project is properly licensed and insured is one of the key components of contractor engagement and should be next on your checklist for potential Earthworks Contractors. Licences show the contractor and their staff have met the minimum requirements to undertake the type of work for the licence type.
Insurance is a must for any project. To be considered for the project, the Earthworks contractor must have appropriate insurances including Public Liability. This protects them and your project from suffering financial loss because someone was injured on site or other such event that could bring your project to a halt.
Experience is important for any contractor in any project. You want to make sure that your chosen earthworks contractor is not only qualified on paper but also experienced in real world applications. Make sure to check for reviews or as the contractor for a portfolio of previous works so you can see how they completed previous projects and whether their clients were happy before making your choice.
Make sure your preferred contractor has a written contract to you, outlining the project start and end dates, budgets, scope of works and any other aspect of the project that they will be responsible for. You should also ensure there are clauses that stipulate what happens if the project does not run on time and any warranty provided by the contractor. It’s incredibly important to have this document completed before any works begin.
If you are looking for a qualified, safety conscious, committed Earthworks contractor team in the Adelaide and Riverland area or to seek a quote or tender, give our friendly Stoney Pinch team a call on 08 8586 5990.