Excavation equipment can be very expensive. There are a number of machines available, and it's crucial to use the one that's just right for your job, so even if you have one on hand, it might not be right for your current project. Since these machines can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, acquiring one is a serious investment for even the largest of companies.
If you've just invested in an expensive piece of equipment, you've tied up your cash flow. You may even have tied it up for something you won't need after this one project! With your cash tied up, you might not be able to weather an economic downturn or an unexpected expense for your company or for the project. When you use an excavation company, you eliminate the need to make any large up-front purchase and keep your flexibility to meet financial challenges.
You know how much it costs to hire someone for a full-time position. If you plan to do your excavation yourself, you'll need to hire someone with the right expertise. It takes time to find them, time, and money to bring the new person on board, and a lot of money just to cover salary, taxes, benefits, and insurance for a new employee.
If you choose to train up one of your own people, you have to invest in that training. But what if your employee moves on after a year or two? All your investment could be for nothing. When you hire an excavation contractor, you get dedicated professionals with training and experience, and only for the time you need them. Once the project is done, so are your costs.
As anyone in business knows, the biggest money sink can be time. Every minute you're not working is money down the drain. Instead of wasting time trying to decide how to start and finish your excavation project, why not bring in professionals who can assess the situation quickly and get to work immediately? Excavation contractors will know just who to bring, what equipment is needed to do the job, and how to get around obstacles efficiently.
Excavation is a complicated business overseen by many federal and state regulations. There's a lot of paperwork involved in the process, and every minute you spend on paperwork is another minute lost from your project. When you work with an excavation company, you're working with people who already have the licenses and certifications needed to work on your project and who know what permissions you need and where to go to get them.
Any excavation project is liable to meet with an obstacle or two. After all, you don't know what might be down there! If you're doing it all yourself, do your people have the experience and knowledge to work through all the hitches and deliver the project on time and within budget?
You've got plenty of other balls in the air: let professional excavation contractors take one of the biggest worries off your plate so you can get back to work. Instead of worrying about how things might go wrong, rest secure in the knowledge that the right people with the right expertise are on the job.
At United Dredging, we're committed to building business relationships that benefit us all. Contact United Dredging today and find out how we can save you money and get your project in on time.