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Total Cost approach to choosing a BMP contractor

Are You Comparing Apples to Apples?

Total Cost of Ownership is a calculation used to evaluate large ticket items like homes and vehicles. The basic premise is that when comparing two cars, for instance, the initial purchase price is only one part of the total cost. Realizing that the cost to insure, fuel, and maintain a vehicle over the course of several years will change the total cost of ownership is common sense to those of us who’ve owned cars and trucks.

Less expensive purchases also merit a closer look. Have you ever bought inexpensive tires and regretted it? Saved a few bucks on a budget hotel with disappointing results? Experiences like these remind us all that you get what you pay for.

When selecting a BMP contractor don’t be fooled by low hourly rates if there is a minimum charge or if your site will be swamped by a large team getting next to nothing done. And you should carefully evaluate whether saving 10 cents a foot on wattle or silt fence will be an actual cost saving, or if you’ll soon give up that savings to higher maintenance costs.

Granted, it can be hard to compare two projects or two contractors, but we think that when you experience it you’ll know the difference.  Our goal is lower your maintenance costs by giving you exactly what you need in the installation phase. Explore our testimonials and project profiles and see if DTEC is the right fit for your project.

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