Excavation work is crucial to make home improvements. Everything from in-ground pools to irrigation systems will require you to do some excavation work. Considering how important it is, it would be best to hire professionals to do the work for you. 

Some of you may be on the fence about this as you may want to attempt to do everything yourself. To help convince you, we thought it would be useful to have a short discussion on the benefits of hiring experienced professionals. If this is something that you want to learn more about, here are four reasons why you need to hire excavation contractors for excavation work.

They Have the Right Equipment

Professional excavators have access to industrial-grade equipment that will allow them to dig safely and complete the job more easily. And while you can argue that you can just buy the equipment or rent it out, you also have to consider that professional excavation contractors are more experienced with the equipment and will do a significantly better job than someone who lacks the expertise to use these tools.

You Reduce the Risk of Property Damage

We’re sure that we don’t have to convince you that excavating can be pretty dangerous. Not only does it involve operating heavy machinery but the risk of hitting buried lines and pipes makes it even more hazardous. This is why you’ll want to leave this job to the professionals, as attempting to do this with people who lack knowledge and expertise could lead to major property damage. Salvaging a mistake is not only costly but will also drastically delay the improvements that you were initially trying to make.

Professional Excavators Are Covered by Insurance

No matter how careful you are with excavation, the chance of something going wrong is always looming in the background. Thankfully, professional excavators are covered by insurance. If something does end up getting damaged, you will no longer have to worry about covering the costs for repair as their insurance will take care of everything. Take note that even if your home is covered by insurance, most homeowner’s insurance policies won’t cover damage that you cause when you’re making any improvements to your home.

Excavation Is Dangerous

Excavation is dangerous and should only be handled by professionals. No matter the size, digging a pit is incredibly risky and could even lead to death if mishandled. This is why you’ll want to hire the best and most qualified professional excavation contractors for the job. Indeed, the edges of a pit can collapse under the weight of a small bobcat or any other digging equipment. And even if the equipment doesn’t fall down the pit, the sudden movement it causes can damage the space or cause injury to the person handling the equipment. To add to this, hitting buried power lines or buried gas lines, which can cause major harm to your property or the people that you’ve put in charge of excavating. 


Hopefully, this article has helped shed some light on the importance of working with professional excavation contractors. As you can see, working with excavators will help minimize the risk that you take on. And while you may still be a little hesitant due to the costs, avoiding property damage and avoiding accidents is well worth the cost of their services

Are you looking for excavating services in southeast Alberta? Look no further than DL Nagel Excavating! We are a full-service excavating company with three decades of extensive experience in pipeline repairs, lease development, and reclamation, among others. Contact us for more information about our services.