What To Look For In A Groundwork Contractor

Groundwork services are one of the most known labouring professions, primarily because it’s the very first step for many construction projects. As it’s such a vital role, the right firm must be used for the job, otherwise, you may be left disappointed with the result, as well as potentiating risking being financially scammed.

Fortunately, the trusty team at Bestco Surfacing recognise the growing issue with lousy groundwork contractors, which is why they have created this guide on the key things to look for in a groundwork contractor. 


One of the very first things that you should be keen to look at is their experience. Of course, the more years of experience, the better, but it’s also important to look at what this experience is from. Especially if you have a specialist project in mind, it’s important to evaluate whether or not they have experience within the area you need the most rather than groundworks in general. 

It’s also worth noting that there are two types of experience that you should be looking at. For instance, not only will firms tell you when they have been established as a business, but the most important point is to take into consideration how experienced the team is collaboratory. 


There is no better way to find out how good the team is like hearing what previous customers have said. If the contracting firm is good, they are more than likely to be on trusted review sites such as Trust Pilot and Check-a-Trade, though there is no reason why you shouldn’t check other sources including their social media and website.

Of course, it’s more than likely that you will be looking for the groundworks contractor with just five-star ratings, but it’s important to also take into consideration how many reviews they have. Even then, ensure that you take time to read what the reviews say, as they will give more away about the company compared to just a star rating.

Having the appropriate equipment 

There is no point hiring a firm that has little to no equipment, likewise looking at a contractor with poor quality tools is also a no-go. If you have found a potential contractor that you are keen on hiring, there is no reason why you shouldn’t ask about the tools that they will be using. Alternatively, their machinery and tools will likely feature in several of their images, which is something that will be discussed next. 

Pictures and proof of previous projects

In the digital age, it’s not difficult for a firm to pretend that they completed work by finding an image online so be sure to check that the image is theirs. It’s unlikely that a professional firm will source and use royalty-free images, so it’s always best to check that they are using their own images as much as they can.

Alternatively, searching for case studies or portfolios created by the company is also a way to show that the firm is dedicated and keen to work hard. Often these case studies will include a background on the project, images and testimonials, making them ideal to gain an idea of the business’s quality and potential. 

Contact an experienced team

Here at Bestco Surfacing, not only are we great at giving advice, but we can also meet all of the criteria given. Having been established since 1978, it’s safe to say we have one of the most experienced and knowledgeable groundworks contractors in Hertfordshire, though we are pleased to say that that we do offer our services to the surrounding home counties. 

To obtain a free no-obligation quote for our services, we recommend heading over to our website and requesting a quote using one of our contact forms. That being said, if you would prefer to confer with our team about a specific project, we suggest calling our team on 01992 652 477 where one of the specialists who will be happy to run through your project. 


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