Frequently Asked Questions
KW & Sons Excavating is a professional excavation company serving residential and commercial customers in the Arkansas Valley area of Colorado. We are committed to providing the highest quality excavation services at competitive prices and are dedicated to building long-lasting relationships with our clients based on trust and integrity. Contact KW & Sons Excavating when you need excavation services such as:
Road & Driveway Excavation
KW & Sons Excavating offers road and driveway excavation services with advanced excavation equipment and years of expertise. This service involves excavation work for the construction of roads and driveways, including site preparation and grading.
Building Site Preparation
KW & Sons Excavating offers building site preparation services using the latest technology and excavation techniques. This service includes the preparation of sites for new residential and commercial construction projects, including land clearing, grading, and excavation work.
Pond & Lake Excavating
KW & Sons Excavating provides pond and lake excavation services using advanced excavation equipment and techniques. This service involves excavation work for the construction of ponds and lakes, including site preparation, grading, and soil compaction.
Farm & Ranch Excavation
KW & Sons Excavating provides farm and ranch excavation services with advanced excavation equipment and innovative methods. This service includes excavation work for farm and ranch properties, including site preparation, grading, and soil compaction.
Septic Tank Installation
KW & Sons Excavating provides septic tank installation services using the most advanced equipment and excavation techniques. This service involves the installation and repair of septic systems for residential and commercial customers, including site preparation, grading, and soil compaction.
At KW & Sons Excavating, we are proud to serve the Arkansas Valley area of central Colorado, including Fremont County, Chaffee County, and Custer County. Our headquarters are located in Cotopaxi, Colorado, and we frequently work in nearby cities such as Cañon City, Salida, Westcliffe, Penrose, Florence, Leadville, and Poncha Springs.
We have a strong reputation for providing reliable and high-quality excavating services to both residential and commercial clients in the Arkansas Valley area, and we are well-equipped to handle projects of any size and scope.
In addition to our expertise in traditional excavation projects, we are experts at the unique challenges associated with working in the mountains and on rough terrain. We have the experience, equipment, and skills necessary to complete projects in these challenging environments, and we are always prepared to take on new challenges and tackle new projects.
Whether you are looking to build a new home, prepare a commercial construction site, install a septic system, or excavate a pond or lake, our team at KW & Sons Excavating is here to help.
We believe that the right equipment can make all the difference in the quality and efficiency of our work, which is why we invest in high-quality, reliable machinery. Our team of experienced professionals is trained to operate a variety of excavation equipment, including excavators, bulldozers, backhoes, and skid steers, to ensure that each job is completed with efficiency and expertise.
Every project is unique and may require specialized equipment in order to complete the project. If there is a specific tool that we don't have in our inventory, we'll obtain it for your project. At KW & Sons Excavating, our ultimate goal is to provide the best possible service to our clients, and we believe that having the right equipment is a crucial part of achieving that goal.
A backhoe and an excavator are both heavy construction equipment used for digging and excavation, but they have distinct differences in design, size, and intended use.
A backhoe is a smaller and more versatile piece of equipment, typically mounted on a tractor or a wheeled vehicle. It has a digging arm with a bucket at one end and a smaller arm with a smaller bucket or a backhoe at the other end. It is typically used for digging, trenching, and grading work in smaller areas, such as residential construction sites.
An excavator, on the other hand, is a larger and more powerful piece of equipment, typically mounted on a tracked undercarriage. It has a long arm with a digging bucket attached to a rotating cab. Excavators come in various sizes, from compact models for tight spaces to large models for large-scale construction projects. They are typically used for digging and excavation work in larger areas, such as commercial construction sites and mining operations.
KW & Sons Excavating uses both backhoes and excavators to get the job done, depending on the specific requirements of each project. By having this type of equipment, the company is able to tackle a wide range of excavation projects with efficiency and expertise.
The cost of our excavating services is determined by a number of factors, including the size and complexity of the project, the type of equipment and resources needed, and the duration of the project. Our team will take into account all of these factors and provide you with a detailed estimate of the cost of the project, ensuring that you are aware of all costs before we begin any work.
During your consultation, we will discuss your project in detail and provide you with an accurate estimate based on your specific needs. We believe in transparent pricing and will provide you with a clear, itemized quote so that you can make an informed decision about your project.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and receive a free estimate for your excavating project.
Ensuring that our clients are protected and that their projects are completed safely and professionally is a top priority for us at KW & Sons Excavating. That's why we take our licensing and insurance seriously.
We are fully licensed to operate as an excavating contractor in the state of Colorado, and we maintain all of the necessary certifications and licenses to ensure that our work is in compliance with all relevant regulations and standards. Additionally, we carry comprehensive insurance coverage to protect our clients, employees, and equipment.
In addition to our licensing and insurance, we also take health and safety very seriously. We comply with all OSHA regulations and guidelines to ensure that our worksites are safe for our employees and for the public. By taking these steps, we are able to provide our clients with peace of mind and the assurance that their projects are being handled by professionals who are committed to quality, safety, and compliance.
Starting an excavating project with us is simple and straightforward. The first step is to reach out to us for a consultation, either by phone or through our free estimate form. During this consultation, we will take the time to listen to your needs and understand the details of your project.
Once we have a good understanding of what you're looking for, we will schedule a meeting with you to discuss your project in detail. During this meeting, we will answer any questions you may have, discuss any specific requirements or constraints, and provide you with a written estimate of the cost of the project.
If you are happy with the estimate, we will then schedule a start date for the excavating project and begin the process of bringing your vision to life. Our team will work closely with you throughout the project to ensure that you are informed of progress and that your needs are being met. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and ensuring that your excavating project is completed to your satisfaction.
The duration of a typical excavating project can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and complexity of the project, the scope of work, and weather conditions. Our team will provide you with a detailed project schedule and keep you informed of progress throughout the project, so you can always know when to expect each phase of the project to be completed.
We understand that time is a valuable commodity and that you want your project to be completed as quickly as possible, so we work efficiently to ensure that every project is completed on time. However, we also prioritize safety and quality, so we will never sacrifice these important values for the sake of speed. We believe that by working together, we can find the right balance between time and quality to ensure that your project is completed to your satisfaction.
Absolutely! We understand the importance of clear communication and collaboration between all parties involved in a construction project. That's why we are more than happy to work with your architect or designer to ensure that your project is completed exactly to your specifications.
Our goal is to ensure that your vision is brought to life, and working with your architect or designer is an important part of achieving that. We believe that by working together, we can deliver the best results and ensure that your project is completed on time and within budget. Whether you have specific design requirements or need help bringing your vision to life, we are here to support you every step of the way.
Yes, we are happy to provide references upon request. Our clients are our best ambassadors and we are proud of the work we have done for them. We have a long history of satisfied clients and many of them are willing to speak with potential clients about their experiences working with us.
By providing references, we aim to give potential clients a clear understanding of our expertise, quality of work, and level of customer service. If you would like to speak with some of our past clients, please let us know and we will be happy to arrange it for you.
At KW & Sons Excavating, we prioritize the safety of our employees and job sites. Our strict safety policies and procedures are designed to minimize the risk of accidents and ensure the well-being of everyone involved in the project. In addition to requiring all employees to complete a comprehensive safety training program, we also mandate the use of personal protective equipment at all times.
At KW & Sons Excavating, operator training and safety is a top priority. Before any equipment is put into use, our operators undergo comprehensive training on the specific equipment they will be operating. This training covers everything from the basic operation and maintenance of the equipment to more advanced techniques and safety procedures.
Our operators are trained to understand the equipment's capabilities and limitations, and to always use it in accordance with industry standards and guidelines.
Regular training and equipment refresher courses are also part of our commitment to safety and excellence. By ensuring that our operators are fully trained and familiar with the equipment they use, we can minimize the risk of accidents and ensure that each job is completed to the highest standard.
Our team is dedicated to providing professional, safe, and efficient excavating services, and we believe that proper operator training is key to achieving these goals.
We are also committed to complying with all OSHA regulations and guidelines, which are designed to protect workers and promote safe working conditions. This includes ensuring that all of our equipment is well-maintained and inspected regularly to reduce the risk of equipment failure or malfunction. By following these strict safety policies and procedures, we are able to provide a safe working environment for our employees and high-quality excavation services for our clients.
You've probably looked at a few excavating contractors and might be trying to make up your mind. Making a decision on which excavating contractor to choose can be a challenge. But with KW & Sons Excavating, you'll find that we distinguish ourselves from others in multiple aspects. KW & Sons Excavating sets itself apart from its competition in several ways, including:
With over two decades of experience, KW & Sons Excavating has a proven track record of providing high-quality excavation services to a diverse range of customers.
The company uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology, ensuring that their projects are completed efficiently and effectively.
The excavating professionals at KW & Sons Excavating are dedicated to their work and are skilled in the latest techniques and technologies.
The company is committed to providing unparalleled customer service, and their goal is to exceed the expectations of their clients by delivering projects on time and within budget.
KW & Sons Excavating places a strong emphasis on safety, and we comply with all OSHA regulations and guidelines to ensure that their projects are completed safely.
Attention to Detail
The company takes pride in paying attention to the details of each project, and we understand that every detail matters.
KW & Sons Excavating offers competitive prices for their services, while also accommodating to their clients' scheduling requirements.
The company is committed to building long-lasting relationships with their clients based on trust and integrity, and we strive to be a reliable and dependable partner for their clients.
These are some of the key factors that set KW & Sons Excavating apart from its competition, and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality excavation services to their clients.