Groundworks is an integral aspect of all construction projects and must be carried out to a high standard. It’s quite literally the foundation of structures and therefore needs to stand the test of time. If you have a project coming up, and you’re looking for contractors, then you may be wondering what to look for. With this in mind, we’ve put together an article to guide you through the process
What Do Groundworks Contractors Do?
Anything beneath the building is the responsibility of groundworks contractors. This includes drainage, earthworks, grading, footings, concrete pads and utilities to ensure the building has a solid foundation with all the access required. A poorly built foundation will only ever lead to a low quality structure, so it’s essential to use a contractor you can trust to carry out these tasks.
What To Look For
There are a number of qualities to look for in a groundworks contractor, from personal characteristics to past experience, we’ve gone into more detail below to help shed some light on the matter:
Qualifications & Experience
First and foremost, your groundworks contractor should be qualified and experienced. This means all the relevant licenses for driving machinery and a vast portfolio of past successful projects to showcase what they’re capable of. The best way to assess this is to look at their website and discuss they’re qualifications personally.
A good reputation proceeds itself. You can find feedback and reviews online, as well as through word of mouth. A good groundworks contractor will be happy to showcase their success, and will even pass on contact details for previous customers so you can be confident in their work.
A big advantage when it comes to groundworks is personal machinery. Although hiring plant is perfectly acceptable, if a contractor has their own excavators and dumpers it means they are successful enough to purchase equipment outright, and it also means they’ll be proficient in the use of the machinery too.
Choose Warwickshire Groundworks For Professional Contractors
If you’re looking for reliable groundworks contractors, then look no further than Warwickshire Groundowkrs. We’re fully qualified with vast amounts of knowledge and experience to provide a high standard of work every time. To find out more, discuss a project or book a quote, get in touch with one of our team today.