Earth Work

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Whether hydroengineering, civil engineering, construction, transportation, or simply drainage installation and replacement; earthwork is crucial in all of these fields. It sets the groundwork for further developments in the project. Hiring contractors for earthwork requires much consideration. 

You can’t hire the first person who agrees to work within your budget. There are a lot of other factors to consider before you zero in on an earthwork company for construction work. This article includes all you need to consider before hiring an earthwork contractor for your next project. 

If you’re looking for a contractor in Seattle, call Aces Four Enterprises LLC now. We provide a full range of drainage, sewer, and underground piping services, among many more. Contact us to learn how we can assist you with the earthwork of your construction project. 

Factors To Consider Before Hiring An Earth Work Contractor 

Once you’ve researched a list of contractors, schedule a face-to-face consultation with each of them to gain some insight into their modus operandi and other facets of their services. During these consultations, ask questions about the following things to determine whether they are the right people for the job or not. 


Like any other corporate profession, an earthwork contractor needs to have extensive experience in earthwork to be considered for the role. If your project requires bulk excavation, you would want to ensure that you hire someone who has had experience with similar projects. Consider their skill set, expertise, and past testimonials. If they pass with flying colors on these fronts, shortlist them for further evaluation. Never invest in an inexperienced contractor just because they are affordable. Any miscalculation could prove to be more expensive than investing in an experienced contractor. 

Aces Four Enterprises LLC, staff has over 40 years of experience in earthwork. If you require a contractor in Seattle, call us now to get started.


Before starting any project, it’s paramount to get a clear idea about how much money you have to spare on the project and convey the same to the contractor to get any financial surprises down the line. Reputed earthwork contractors would give you an estimate of the project before beginning. 

Turn the other way if they refuse to give you a quote or are very vague about the numbers. Get quotes from multiple contractors, and compare them to see which one fits your budget the best. Get the estimate in writing, and never take their word for it. Although these are just estimated figures and not the exact ones, you could still get a decent idea of how much the project would eventually demand. 

Aces Four provides all their clients with a free quote before starting the work. We will provide you with the estimate in writing. Get in touch with us now to get started on your next project. 


Not only should you be aware of the start and the end dates of the project, but also all the important milestones between these two points. However, at the very least, your contractor should be able to tell you the tentative end date of the project and stick to it. Frequent delays can cost you money and time, so make sure you get the deadlines in writing. You can consult the contractor’s past clients under consideration to confirm whether the contractors are true to their estimates or not. 

Aces Four would provide you with tentative project deadlines in writing before starting. Contact us now to get started or to learn more about our services. 


One of the best ways to learn about the efficacy of an earthwork contractor is to go through their work portfolio. This would give you an insight into all the projects that the contractor has finished over the years, including the personal details of their past clients. You could dial up a few of their former clients to get first-hand testimonials from them about their services. Or better yet, you could check out the online reviews and see which contractor has the best feedback. Based on these findings, you can hire an earthwork contractor that meets all your requirements. 

Additional Considerations

Apart from the considerations mentioned above, you could also consider some additional factors to determine which contractor is perfect for your project needs. Here are some additional considerations to factor in –

  • Legal aspects: Whether the contractor has a valid operating license and insurance coverage that also protects you. 
  • Safety standards: Whether the company takes the safety of the workers into account and provides them with all the gear they need to carry out the work safely. Make sure the workers have insurance as well, and they are trained for this kind of work. 
  • Their services: Learn as much as you can about all their services. Ask questions to ensure that there is little to no communication gap between you and the contractor. 

Aces Four Enterprises LLC

Aces Four Enterprises LLC, is one of the best earthwork contractors in Seattle. Our staff has staff has years of experience of experience in this line of work. We started our family-owned and operated enterprise in 1978, and so far, we have finished numerous projects with several satisfied clients to boast of. Not only can you count on us for earthwork and excavation projects, but our forte also includes –

  • Drain and Sewer Repair, Replacement, and Installation 
  • Trenchless Repair and Installation
  • Cleaning Services 
  • Rooter Services 
  • Downspouts and Footing Drains 
  • Dealing with Soggy Yards 
  • Video Inspection
  • Fire Protection
  • Water Lines Protection 
  • All Manner of Underground Piping Services 

We also take care of the cleaning up after we are done with the repair, replacement, and installation job, leaving the worksite in a pristine condition. If you’re facing issues with your drainage or sewer system or require contractors for demolition, excavation, and earthwork in Seattle, we are the people to contact. Get in touch with us to get an estimate for your next project.

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