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Are you planning on working as a contractor in Wyoming? Find out which types of licenses and permits you need before you start your construction project. It is also important to research the type of soils where you plan on working. Different types of soil determine what kind of construction equipment you need. Wyoming has many different types of soils and it can be tricky deciding what the best equipment is for the job. Use this guide to get a basic idea on construction in the State of Wyoming.
In the state of Wyoming, all contractors are licensed at the local (city or county) level with the exception of electrical workers. Everyone in the state doing electrical work must have a contractor’s license. While it is not required in the state to have a contractor’s license, most cities and counties require you to be licensed to build.
Most cities will require you to have some form of contractor’s liability insurance to get a license. In many cases, a minimum of $100,000 in both property damage and public liability. Contractor liability insurance is required to protect you and your workers in the case of an accident.
Wyoming is split into ten separate zones and the type of soil varies from zone to zone. Zones 1 and 2 include the Yellowstone plateau where the soil is cryic and wet and are rich in nutrients. Zones 3 and 4 include the middle Rocky Mountains and is cryic, udic, and aquic. The Powder River Basin and the northern Great Plains make up zones 5 and 6 where the soil is classified as either mesic or aridic with loamy, fine texture. Zones 7 and 8 adds southeastern Wyoming and has frigid, aridic, and mesic soil. The last zones are 9 and 10 and include the Laramie and Wind River basins and has frigid and aridic soil with fine texture.
The type of equipment you need depends on what type of soil you plan on building on. Make sure you know everything about your build site before you start your project.
The type of soil will determine what construction equipment you need. Whether its backhoes, dozers, excavators, or rollers, as a contractor in Wyoming, you need to understand which equipment is best for your project. You’ll also want to look into renting your aerial equipment like scissor lifts, boom lifts, manlifts, and forklifts. BigRentz can help with all your construction equipment rental needs.
Before you start a project in Wyoming, make sure you have the right licenses, permits, and equipment. This will get you on your way to a great build.