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Excavation Terms and Conditions


These terms and conditions and to be read in conjunction with the company general terms and conditions provided.

  1. All remedial works and quotations provided are based on a none problematic excavation, if issues do arise during the course of the works, additional costs may be incurred.

  2. All remedial works and quotations provided are based on the assumption there is no buried services or conditions which will hamper the works. If there are buried services found, additional costs will be incurred. If the customer can provide details of any buried services or ground survey reports prior to quotation, allowances will be made for any known services.

  3. All remedial works and quotations will be based on the assumption that the ground condition is suitable for excavation - for example no running sand, no ground water, buried footings, disused drainage, root intrusion, etc. If these are found during the excavation works, additional costs will be incurred.

  4. All remedial works and quotations will be based on the assumption that the sub spoil removed is suitable for backfill. If this is not the case and suitable spoil is required, additional costs will be incurred.

  5. If access is required onto private land it is the customers responsibility to ensure all relevant permissions and licenses are obtained prior to our attendance.

  6. No financial liability will be accepted for any buried services/abnormal ground conditions that require re-locating/removing to allow the drainage works to continue or for repair of damage to services not previously informed by the customer of its presence. If this is required additional permission may be required from the provider. If this is the case it's the customers responsibility to obtain all permission required and any associated fees.

  7. The customer will be responsible for providing drawings necessary for the location of drains and all access points, scale drawings and details of all buried services to be delivered to the Company prior to quotation.

  8. Notice of any known dangers to be aware of i.e. chemical, tidal, etc. will also be required from the customer. If the aforementioned information is not received prior to the issue of the quotation or the start of the works then it is assumed that no services/dangers exist.

  9. Unless otherwise stated, the customer will be responsible for the diversion of traffic, where applicable, to enable the works to be carried out.

  10. Unless otherwise stated, we will ensure the work area is kept safe with any safety signage in place for the duration of the work.

  11. Unless otherwise stated, we will remove all debris from site for disposal at a registered tipping site with all duty of care documentation provided. Any special waste (for example asbestos) would be charged additionally.

  12. All engineers are competent in the use of the equipment required to carry out any remedial works.

  13. If sub-contractors are to be used for any remedial works, we will ensure their training and safety records are suitable.

  14. If the planned dates for works cannot be carried out due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. weather conditions) the works will be rearranged at the earliest opportunity.

John Wall Drainage Service Ltd. Tel: 0151 495 1929
Chapel Court, Page Lane, Widnes, Cheshire. WA8 0AB