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April 20, 2019
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The Best Earthwork Contractors in Dallas County TX Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Excavators and earthwork contractors in Dallas County TX bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the grading contractors and earthmovers proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance for your protection, who use only employees verified legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as excavation contractors in Dallas County TX including for dirt removal, trenching, earthmovers, grading, landclearing, backfilling and more.

 

The TOP 10 Earthwork Contractors in Dallas County TX

Cooper Excavation

(972) 243-5455
2230 Joe Field Rd
Dallas, TX 75229

Areas Served: Grand Prairie TX, Dallas Texas, Dallas County, Mesquite TX, Balch…
Services: earth moving contractors & dirt haulers for backhoe & tractor…

Texas Reexcavation

(972) 241-3243
11259 Goodnight Ln # 1114
Dallas, TX 75229

Areas Served: Richardson TX, Rowlett TX, DeSoto TX, Cedar Hill TX, Coppell…
Services: earthwork & excavation incl trenching, dirt haulers, grading

North Dallas Excavating

(214) 689-8866
6207 Toronto St
Dallas, TX 75212

Areas Served: Lancaster TX, Farmers Branch TX, Balch Springs TX, Dallas TX,…
Services: earthwork contractors for backfilling, shoring, trenching, earthmoving

Reeder Excavation & Concrete

(972) 484-2858
11327 Kline Dr
Dallas, TX 75229

Areas Served: Irving TX, Dallas County TX, Coppell TX, Dallas TX, Grand…
Services: local excavators, trenching, bobcat services

J R’s Demolition & Excavating

(972) 642-1212
2507 W Hunter Ferrell Rd
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Areas Served: Richardson TX, Dallas County TX, Mesquite TX, Grand Prairie TX,…
Services: excavation company for commercial & residential earthwork & dirt movers

Gill Excavating

(214) 879-0236
2718 Sea Harbor Rd
Dallas, TX 75212

Areas Served: Irving TX, Dallas County, DeSoto TX, Dallas TX, Rowlett TX,…
Services: trenching, excavation, grading, earthmoving, bulldozing

Holbrook Co

(972) 399-0007
3430 High Prairie Rd
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Areas Served: Dallas County, Dallas TX, Garland TX, Irving TX, Grand Prairie…
Services: trenchers & earthmovers for earthwork, land clearing, soil stabilization

Holt Sand-Gravel-Excavating

(972) 660-7263
1013 Nadine Ln
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Areas Served: Dallas County TX, DeSoto TX, Dallas TX, Rowlett TX, Garland…
Services: bobcat services, backhoe services for earthmoving, trenching, grading

Maroney Excavation LLC

(972) 287-2221
1430 Combine Rd
Seagoville, TX 75159

Areas Served: Mesquite TX, Dallas Texas, Dallas County, Lancaster TX, Garland TX,…
Services: earthwork contractors, excavators & earth movers for excavation, trenching

New Star Grading & Paving

(214) 398-8557
715 Southgate Ln
Dallas, TX 75217

Areas Served: Garland TX, Dallas County Texas, Dallas TX, Irving TX, Mesquite…
Services: residential & commercial earthwork contractors, dirt movers, site preparation

The Best Earthwork Contractors in Dallas County TX Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

The state of Texas doesn't require any state license of earthmovers, trenchers, and excavators in Dallas County TX, so there is no state standard for competency for excavation or grading contractors in Dallas County TX.

So there's no guarantee that any particular earthwork contractor in Dallas County TX is even competent, is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all all contractors doing grading or excavating in Dallas County TX who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified liablity and workers comp insurance for your protection, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

 
 

Excavation vs Trench

Excavation is often defined as any man-made cavity, trench, cut, or depression formed by earth removal. This includes excavations for anything from cellars to highways, dirt removal to landslide repair. 

A trench is formally defined as a narrow underground excavation that is deeper than it is wide, and no wider than 15 feet.

No matter how many shoring, trenching, and backfilling jobs an excavator or grading contractor in Dallas County TX has done in the past, they must approach each new job with complete preparation and care, and the success of excavation work is dependent upon thorough planning.  When a trenching contractor waits until after the work has started to correct mistakes in shoring or sloping, it slows down the project, adds to the cost, and increases the chance of a cave-in or other excavation failure.

Before preparing a bid, excavation & earthwork contractors should be learning as much as possible about your property site and the materials needed to perform the work safely. Things they should be assessing on your job site prior to submitting a bid include utility lines both overhead and underground, weather, location of the water table, surface and ground water, soil conditions, traffic, and proximity of nearby structures.   A trenching contractor who prepares a bid without this full assessment is more likely to charge you for cost overruns or miss your deadline.

To make that assessment, the trench contractor should be doing a jobsite study, observations, test borings for soil type or soil condition, and consultations with local officials and utility companies. Failure to do so means the excavator is unlikely to correctly determine the right cost and equipment necessary to do your project safely and on time.

Some Earthwork Contractors in Dallas County TX Are Much Better than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these contractors for earthwork in Dallas County TX: . Other earthwork contractors in Dallas County TX that might still be in business include: .

 

Questions to Ask Earthmovers in Dallas County TX

When it comes to earth moving, excavation, trenching, and grading contractors in Dallas County TX, ask these questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of the trenching or residential excavators you're considering hiring:

• How long have they been trenching or earthmovers in Dallas County TX?

• How many other earthmoving or excavation projects have they done specifically in Dallas County, indicating how familiar or not they are with your local agencies, utilities, soil conditions, water table, and weather.

• Will the excavation companies give you names and numbers of previous customers who you can call as references? (All earth moving  contractors in Dallas County TX bearing the Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do the earth moving companies have experience in the same kind of project as yours, such as residential versus commercial earth moving or grading?

• How does the earthwork and grading company determine pricing?

•  Can the graders and excavators vouch that all their employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All excavation companies in Dallas County TX bearing The Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Will the earth mover show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All earth moving companies in Dallas County TX bearing the Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• In preparation for a written bid for your evaluation, what process will the excavator undertake to do a thorough assessment of the site, including soil conditions, local agencies, traffic, and more?

• Does the excavator provide written warranties for their labor? For how long and what does it cover?

• What happens if the excavator encounters toxic substances in the soil? Are they licensed and qualified to do remediation, or will you have to hire an outside company?

• How will the trenching company handle cost overruns due to inadequate planning? Do they guarantee to absorb any such costs or will they expect you to?

• Does the excavation company give any kind of guarantee of completion by your deadline date?

• How well do the excavators know their crews? Do they personally hire and train their crews, or do they bring them in from the outside on a project-by-project basis?

• How often and when do the excavators clean up your job site?

• If the excavation project is residential, will you have access to your home during the project?

When you've chosen the best excavation contractor in Dallas County TX for your needs make sure they have a good complaint record. (All excavation contractors in Dallas County TX bearing the Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have already a good complaint record verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

Resources About Excavation & Grading in Dallas County TX

The following is a list of trade associations and publications relevant to earthwork contractors in Dallas County TX.

Associations & Licensing for Earthwork & Excavators in Dallas County TX

ARTBA (American Road & Transportation Builders Association)
www.artba.org

LICA (Land Improvement Contractors of America)
www.licanational.org

APWA (American Public Works Association)
www.apwa.net

CUIRE (Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education)
www.msucuire.org

Common Ground Alliance
www.commongroundalliance.com

ISP (Infrastructure Security Partnership)
www.tisp.org

NASTT (North American Society for Trenchless Technologies)
www.nastt.org

UULLA (Underground utility and Leak Locators Association)
www.uulla.org

Publications Related to Excavation & Grading Contractors in Dallas County TX

Grading & Excavation Contractor Magazine
www.gradingandexcavation.com

Better Roads Magazine

www.betterroads.com

Compact Equipment Magazine
www.compactequip.com

ENR California Magazine
www.california.construction.com

Equipment World Magazine
www.equipmentworld.com

RAI Magazine (Rebuilding Americas Infrastructure Magazine)
www.rebuildingamericasinfrastructure.com

Site Prep Magazine
www.siteprepmag.com

Tunnel Business Magazine
www.tunnelingonline.com

If you are looking for earthmoving, grading services or excavators The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Earthwork Contractors in Dallas County TX within the following zip codes:

75390, 75382, 75381, 75380, 75379, 75376, 75374, 75339, 75372, 75065, 75115, 75149, 75185, 75207, 75216, 75224, 75232, 75241, 75252, 75336, 75370, 75063, 75089, 75146, 75182, 75206, 75215, 75223, 75231, 75240, 75251, 75287, 75367, 75062, 75088, 75141, 75181, 75205, 75214, 75222, 75230, 75238, 75249, 75284, 75359, 75061, 75085, 75138, 75180, 75204, 75212, 75221, 75229, 75237, 75248, 75270, 75357, 75060, 75083, 75137, 75172, 75203, 75211, 75220, 75228, 75236, 75247, 75355, 75082, 75134, 75159, 75202, 75210, 75219, 75227, 75235, 75246, 75261, 75354, 75081, 75123, 75154, 75201, 75209, 75218, 75226, 75234, 75244, 75254, 75342, 75080, 75116, 75150, 75187, 75208, 75217, 75225, 75233, 75243, 75253, 75017, 75043, 75051, 75016, 75042, 75050, 75015, 75041, 75049, 75014, 75040, 75048, 75001, 75039, 75047, 75038, 75046, 75054, 75030, 75045, 75053, 75019, 75044 and 75052

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Earthwork Contractors in Dallas County TX within the following cities:

Addison, Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Combine, Coppell, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, Wilmer and Kleberg