If you need an excavating contractor to help you with the earthmoving parts of your landscaping work, here are two important details you'll need to share with them before they start.
Whether or not the soil on your land is rocky
You'll need to tell this contractor whether or not the soil you want them to remove is rocky. The reason for this is that the presence of rocks in the ground will affect several aspects of their work. For example, if you tell them that the soil contains large chunks of rocks, they may decide to bring a rock breaker attachment for their excavator, as this will allow them to shatter the biggest chunks of rock before they then scoop up the fragments and the soil. If you didn't tell them about this characteristic of the soil beforehand, they might end up damaging their excavator's bucket as a result of striking these big rocks whilst trying to collect the soil.
Even if the rocks in the soil are not that large, it is still important to share this information with the contractor, as it may take them longer to scoop this type of soil up. This is because it could take them several attempts at striking each rocky patch of ground before they can break through or shift its smallish rocks and start scooping up the earth. As such, in these circumstances, the excavation of your garden area might take longer than it would if your soil contained little to no rocks. If they know this beforehand, they can then adjust their work schedule accordingly.
How far your skip bins are from the digging site
If you'll be using skip bins to dispose of the soil the contractor removes for you and you want the contractor to put the soil in the ins for you, then you should also tell them in advance how far your bins are from the digging site. This is particularly important information if you're creating a very wide and deep excavation (i.e. one that will require the contractor to remove a lot of soil) and the bins are far away from this excavation area.
In this situation, the contractor may have to make dozens of journeys between the excavation area and the bins. This could lead to them using up a lot of their excavator's fuel supply. As such, by sharing this detail beforehand, they can calculate the approximate amount of fuel they'll need and then, if necessary, they can not only fill up their excavator's fuel tank beforehand but also bring along some extra fuel, in case they empty the tank midway through one of these many trips.
For more information, contact an excavating contractor near you.