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What to Look For in a Playground Construction Company

By Whirl Construction (1079 words)
Posted in Commercial Playgrounds on June 8, 2015

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If you’re a landowner looking to build a brand new playground on your property, or want to install some play equipment in your backyard for the family, there are a few things you should look for in a playground construction company.

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Qualified contractors will have the proper licensing and insurance required by state law, but you will also want to look for a team that is easy to work with, approachable and knowledgeable about their equipment, and are willing to design a playground around your unique style and specifications.

Here are a few tips to help you find the best playground construction company for the job.


State Licensing

First and foremost, you will only want to work with construction companies that are properly licensed for the state in which they work, and they can hold multiple licenses if they operate across state lines. Each state will have its own requirements for construction workers and contractors.

In New Jersey, we are required to comply with all state ordinances, including those that limit what materials we are allowed to use, how large and high we can build equipment, and where we can build. These state requirements are in place to protect the children and those that will use the equipment, and they particularly focus on the types of safety materials that will work best at providing children with a safe place to play.


On top of state licensure, Whirl and other NJ construction companies must have liability insurance to protect themselves, their builders, and those that will eventually use public playground equipment. These legal and insurance measures are in place to ensure that everyone can safely play on equipment that made with the correct materials and properly installed on the property.

If you are having personal playground equipment installed at your home, you may have to have your own insurance as well. Check with your homeowner’s insurance provider to make sure you are protected.

Qualified Contractors

Once you find a construction company that is licensed and insured, you will want to confirm that they employ qualified contractors and builders. A qualified contractor is someone who is certified in their use of the equipment and tools used to build the playground, and they should also be able to provide references to confirm their abilities.

They will also offer the entire package that goes along with playground construction, including prepping the site by removing existing equipment and leveling the property, as well as building the equipment, installing it in a timely fashion, and cleaning up afterwards.

Other services may include bordering and landscaping, and at Whirl we offer a combination of playground services where we can include ideal landscapes with our installation.


Combined with licensing, insurance, and qualifications, a really great construction company will offer educational courses for clients so they can understand what goes into building a playground and other recreational equipment for public and private use.

Once you understand the inner-workings of the playground construction company, you will be better able to assess which company is best for you. The secret to building the best playground possible is working together with clients in order to put our qualified skills to good use. If you have an questions about our qualifications or licensing, contact our office in NJ to get more information about our playground services.

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