A you in the hunt for a reputable engineering firm to drill a borehole for you? Having your own water borehole guarantees an unlimited supply of water on your property. For large water users, a borehole can, for many years to come, prove to be an invaluable asset. Boreholes are a cost effective and convenient solution for the water supply needs of many UK farmers. So how do you go about the process of finding and hiring the best borehole drilling company? Here are some of the major points to put into considerations.
Check for accreditations
For a costly project like a borehole, you wouldn’t want to waste your money and time with a company that is not accredited by the relevant authorities. Some of those accreditations are issued when a company complies with safety standards, which is important when dealing with engineering contractors of any kind. So ask to be shown all the accreditations held by your prospective contractor. The firm should also be a member of a such professional bodies as the professional British Drilling Association.
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Estimate should be detailed
Getting To The Point – Services
The quote your prospective contractor provides for their services needs to be detailed. The quote should be itemized, providing the costs for the initial survey, drilling, casing, site cleanup, etc. The information should be presented in an easy to understand format. If there are any questions about some items on the estimate, don’t hesitate to ask fro clarification from the contractor.
Also remember that it’s a good idea to obtain quotes from at least two different companies. The potential savings you could make by doing this might surprise you. It’s not recommended, however, to base you choice of contractor solely on affordability–and that leads us to the next consideration: track record.
Examine contractor’s track record
Finding a contractor with an impressive track record to back up their claims is important.You may find it necessary to ask the contractor to provide a few references you can verify with. Also consider the number of years a company has been in business. Those that have been in business for than a decade have some good industry experience and are thus more likely to meet or go beyond your expectations.
Professionalism and reliability
Judging by their manner of presentation, would you say the contractor is a reputable company? To begin with, do they have new, state-of-the-art equipment for the job? See if the contractor provides any information regarding their equipment, as well as pictures on their website. Consider also how reliable and prompt the contractor is–can you count on them to complete a job quickly? Do they respond to your inquiries promptly, and are they willing to address all your concerns?