Tips For Hiring The Best Drilling And Blasting Company

Building a home in an area that is rocky or uneven can be a very tricky project. In order to build the home properly, the foundation will need to be completely level, and in rocky and ground that is not level, it is impossible unless it is drilled, blasted, and then leveled. The good news is that there are companies that can provide this service for you. As you can imagine this is a very important job, but a job that needs to be handled by the very best. Here are a few thing to keep in mind as you look for a drilling and blasting company:

Licensed and Insured

One of the most important things that you can do when you are looking to hire a blasting company is to talk to the foreman or manager. There are many different blasting companies that can offer services, but some of them may not go through the right processes. If you hire a company that is not licensed and insured and something goes wrong, it may be on your head. Talk with the manager or foreman and ask if they are licensed and insured. The best companies will not hesitate to show you their qualifications.


Often the contractors that specialize in drilling and blasting will keep a portfolio of the work that they have done. Ask to see a portfolio of the work that they have completed in the past, and see if it is similar to the work that they will complete for you. Often drilling and blasting involve a geologist and an engineer to ensure the rock strength and stability of the rock as a foundation for a house. Talk with the engineers and geologists that the company has worked with in the past, and ask if that specific company is the best to work with. 

Safety Concerns

One of the most important aspects of any drilling and blasting jobs are the people that will be doing the work. It is not uncommon for a blasting crew to consists of several individuals. You want to make sure that all of the individuals that are working for the company have been properly trained and have all gone through the safety training to become a blaster. Safety is the most important aspect of the job. Once again a top notch company will be proud to show you that all employees are trained and qualified to work as a blaster.