3 Questions You Should Ask Before Starting on Your Backyard Pool Digging

Backyard PoolIf you’re having a pool built from scratch in your backyard, it will require an excavation. While most pool contractors include this tedious process in their services, you still need to understand how it works so you won’t be shocked in case your garden gets ruined by the excavation.

Here are a few things you should ask the contractor before letting an excavation team enter your property:

How Much Dirt Will There Be?

Generally, customers don’t have any idea how much dirt comes out of a pool excavation. An average pool area will likely generate a pile of dirt the size of more than three garden sheds, but it is better to ask your contractor about their estimate. The reason why you need to know this is if your contractor won’t provide the haulage transport, you’ll have to hire a reliable haulage equipment and transport provider like Cates Brothers.

How Much Damage Will My Yard Take?

Since specialised, large trucks will be involved in hauling the soil out of the excavation, expect your yard to suffer from some damages. It is important to ask this question to your contractor so you could prepare well. It is also essential to indicate the things around your backyard that you want to be treated with special care.

Can I Do the Digging Myself?

It is generally not advisable to DIY your excavation, but you can hire other diggers to help you out if that’s what you prefer. Asking this question to your contractor will determine whether doing a DIY or hiring a professional will save you more money. If you’d only save around $500, it’s best to just let a contractor do the digging and save yourself from this tedious task. But if the savings is more than a thousand dollars and you have the knack for earthworks, you can hire a backhoe and have fun digging in your own backyard.

Once you get the answers to these three questions, you’ll be better prepared for the first phase of your backyard pool construction.