Does the Contractor also have the responsibility to protect adjacent property and/or existing utilities?

Yes, the Contractor also has the responsibility of protecting adjacent property and existing utilities. The Contractor shall adequately protect adjacent property as provided by Law and the Contract. Any neighboring property or building which may be jeopardized must be thoroughly protected against damage during construction at the Contractor's expense.

 

In addition to this, the Contractor shall be liable for and pay for all damages to adjacent and existing utilities occasioned in any manner by his act or neglect, or by that of his agents, employees, or workmen.