NAICS Code 238990

NAICS 238990

NAICS Code 238990 – All Other Specialty Trade Contractors

Definition of NAICS Code 238990: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in specialized trades (except foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors; building equipment contractors; building finishing contractors; and site preparation contractors). The specialty trade work performed includes new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS 238990

What are some examples of this code? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this classification.

  • Billboard erection
  • Outdoor swimming pool construction
  • Cleaning building interiors during and immediately after construction
  • Paver, brick (e.g., driveway, patio, sidewalk), installation
  • Crane rental with operator
  • Paving, residential and commercial driveway and parking lot
  • Driveway paving or sealing
  • Sandblasting building exteriors
  • Fence installation
  • Scaffold erecting and dismantling
  • Interlocking brick and block installation
  • Steeplejack work
  • Manufactured (mobile) home, set up and tie-down

Cross Reference Guide for Code 238990

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Foundation, structure, and building exterior work–are classified in Industry Group 2381, Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors;
  • Installing, repairing, or maintaining building mechanical systems–are classified in Industry Group 2382, Building Equipment Contractors;
  • Finishing buildings–are classified in Industry Group 2383, Building Finishing Contractors;
  • Paving public highways, streets, and roads–are classified in Industry NAICS 237310, Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction;
  • Construction equipment rental with an operator (except cranes) or preparing land for building construction–are classified in Industry NAICS 238910, Site Preparation Contractors;
  • Construction equipment rental without an operator–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 532412, Construction, Mining, and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing;
  • Radon testing–are classified in Industry NAICS 541380, Testing Laboratories;
  • Power washing and other building exterior cleaning (except sandblasting)–are classified in Industry NAICS 561790, Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings; and
  • Environmental remediation work, such as asbestos abatement–are classified in Industry NAICS 562910, Remediation Services.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 238990

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Artificial turf installation
  • Asphalt coating and sealing, residential and commercial parking lot and driveway
  • Asphalting, residential and commercial driveway and parking area
  • Billboard erection
  • Blacktop work, residential and commercial driveway and parking area
  • Boat lift installation
  • Brick driveway contractors
  • Brick paver (e.g., driveways, patios, sidewalks) installation
  • Cable splicing (except electrical or fiber optic)
  • Chain link fence installation
  • Cleaning building interiors during and immediately after construction
  • Cleaning new building interiors immediately after construction
  • Concrete patio construction
  • Concrete paving, residential and commercial driveway and parking area
  • Concrete sawing and drilling (except demolition)
  • Construction elevator (i.e., temporary use during construction) erection and dismantling
  • Crane rental with operator
  • Culvert, concrete, residential and commercial paved area
  • Curb and gutter construction, residential and commercial driveway and parking area, concrete
  • Driveway paving or sealing
  • Fence installation (except electronic containment fencing for pets)
  • Fencing contractors (except electronic containment fencing for pets)
  • Flagpole installation
  • House moving (i.e., raising from one site, moving, and placing on a new foundation)
  • Interlocking brick and block installation
  • Mail box units, outdoor, multiple box-type, erection
  • Manufactured (mobile) home set up and tie down
  • Parking lot paving and sealing
  • Patio construction
  • Paver, brick (e.g., driveway, patio, sidewalk), installation
  • Paving, residential and commercial driveway and parking lot
  • Playground equipment installation
  • Pole (e.g., telephone) removal
  • Posthole digging
  • Radon gas alleviation contractors
  • Safety net system, erecting and dismantling at construction site
  • Sandblasting, building exterior
  • Scaffold erecting and dismantling
  • Shoring, construction
  • Sidewalk construction, residential and commercial
  • Sign (except on highways, streets, bridges and tunnels) erection
  • Sign, building, erection
  • Statue erection
  • Steeplejack work
  • Street, interlocking brick (i.e., not mortared), installation
  • Swimming pool screen enclosure construction
  • Swimming pool, outdoor, construction
  • Tank lining contractors
  • Turf, artificial, installation
  • Underpinning, construction
Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 238990

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 5221, 5703, 5213, 5057, 9534, 6400, 5223NAICS 238990
  • CA WC: 5201, 5403, 5213, 9529, 5057, 7219, 6400, 5213
  • DE WC: 608, 651, 653, 654, 655, 657, 658, 674
  • PA WC: 608, 651, 653, 654, 655, 657, 658, 674
  • MI WC: 5221, 9530, 5213, 9529, 5057, 6400, 5223
  • NJ WC: 5200, 5703, 5213, 9529, 5057, 9530, 6400, 5223
  • NY WC: 5221, 5703, 5213, 5403, 9526, 9534, 6400, 5223
  • WY WC: 238990
  • GL: 91560, 92215, 99803, 98705, 92451, 91562, 11201, 94276, 99507, 99505, 99506
  • SIC: 1771, 1799, 1796, 7353

Resources: Praxiom, AceGroupTDICalifornia Division of Workers Compensation, Delaware Workers Compensation Manual, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Manual, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Placement Facility: Classification Definitions, New Jersey Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Manual, New York Workers Compensation and Employers Liability, North American Industry Classification System, Florida Underwriting Guide: Commercial General Liability Classifications,  Standard Industrial Classifications.

The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 238990 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

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