Contracts, unstable soil, and rock

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by GroundScapesIncorporated, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 386

    Who has a rock clause or an unstable soil clause in there agreements?

    We dont, and never really needed one until now.
    We spent two days (three men) Jackhammering and removing rock to make way for our base on the 1200sf patio we are installing.

    Anyway, ill be adding a bit to any contract that goes out and was just curios if you all would share any advice you may have.
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    We have a hard dig clause in all of our construction contracts.......It includes a stipulation specifically about bringing in additional equipment to deal with "unknown, buried or obscure discoveries while excavating" and be sure that however you word it it says something about an add/change order being signed before you move any equipment to the job, also include mobilization for whatever you bring in to deal with it..........
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    I have clauses that cover almost every type of unexpected thing. But if i have a feeling a over dig will be neccessary, i will price it in from the get go. Most people would rather get hit with a higher price up front then get hit with a 5k change order once the project starts.
  4. Burkhart Lawn Care

    Burkhart Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    Hey guys, where is a good place to get a contract?
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    My attorney has a good one. Cost something like 300 bucks.

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