The foundation of a structure is one of its most important components. If you're planning on building a home or adding on to existing space, there is more to consider at the start than just getting a hole dug.
Phil Hood will meet with you & your General Contractor to discuss considerations such as: your home's site and laser-survey, paint-marking certain trees, where to run water & utility lines, site a septic system for gravity flow (as opposed to a lift pump system), planning for buried gutter drainage or downspout extensions, setting up for best "Curb Appeal," zoning & legal considerations, soil percolation test results, sump drainage, and more.
Utilizing Phil's 3+ decades of excavation experience can help you save cost and time on your project because he understands how to best work with various site conditions to set the stage for other trades to build a great foundation. Hood Excavation receives a lot of repeat business from General Contractors who appreciate past quality work. It's easier for a GC to be on time and within budget when the subcontractor does excellent work that doesn't need "fixing."
Hood Excavation can save a homeowner time and money when other parts of the project are planned out from the beginning.
Without consulting with a qualified and experienced Excavation Contractor (like Hood Excavation) well before ground breaking, a patchwork construction process may develop which doesn't serve anyone well, and can lead to missed opportunities in efficiency, simplicity, & scheduling.
There have been times when a subcontractor unnecessarily used an area on the property that would have worked best for the septic system, so that it could be gravity-fed instead of a more expensive and complicated lift system (avoidable when everyone's on the same page and communicating).
Other times utility lines or pipes may be unnecessarily ran into a structure in a spot that impedes and complicates the installation of drainage tile, adding time and complication..
And there are times when the sump (foundation drainage) and gutter runoff water could have been incorporated into a more efficient & simpler drainage design if the homeowner, General Contractor, & Hood Excavation had held a planning meeting before construction began, instead of trying to dovetail into the project's schedule later in the process.
It can be difficult to see and plan for various systems ahead of time, but that's what years of experience can bring to the table. Do yourself a favor before your excavation project gets started, and consult with Phil of Hood Excavation.
There are a lot of different excavation needs:
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Hood Excavation's Crew excavates a basement addition
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