Creating the home of your dreams is both rewarding and difficult, but if you’re planning on building a new house, the process can be even more complicated. In addition to finding excavating contractors to clear your lot and a crew to handle the actual construction, you’ll also need to decide which season you want to start building in. At Valley Excavating in Kalispell, MT, their site preparation team wants to help. They share some of the pros and cons of building in each season, so you can make the best decision for your needs and your budget.
Most people schedule their building projects for spring. After all, the harsh winter weather will be long gone, and the temperatures will finally be warm again. While a busy building season likely means your contractor will work quickly to complete your home on schedule, it also carries with it the risk of rain and other weather concerns. Rain can halt construction for anywhere from a few days to two weeks, depending on the severity of the storm and the saturation of the ground. Just make sure you factor possible weather delays into your construction timeline, and you should be good to go.
During the summer, the construction season is in full swing and finding a crew or excavating contractors that are available to start the project when you’re ready can be tough. However, despite the busy schedule, summer’s long days mean crews can work longer each day, getting work done more quickly. If time is of the essence, summer may be your best option.
While building a home when your kids are in school can be tough, it’s often easier to find a contractor with the availability you need during the fall. Early in the season, the weather will be mild enough for crews to work comfortably and quickly. They’ll often be able to complete the majority of the exterior before snowfall can cause a delay. However, construction may cost more as the price of materials typically goes up after the summer months.
Typically, winter is the least popular time to build, but it’s also one of the best. Most contractors have better availability for site preparation and construction, and subcontractors that can handle everything from wiring to septic installation are less busy. Remember, crews in the Flathead Valley are used to cold weather and can typically work through moderate snowfall. This means you’ll face fewer construction delays on your project.
Whether you’re adding a guest house on your property or need to clear a spot on your land to make way for a basketball court, the team at Valley Excavating can help. Let their experienced excavating contractors help you prepare your land for your project. Learn more online and call (406) 857-2086 to speak with a member of their staff about your needs.