Hydro excavation uses high-pressure water and vacuum suction to break-up and remove soil for the purposes of creating a hole or trench. It is a safe and rapid method of digging around buried utilities which significantly reduces the risk of line damage, service outages and worker injury.
Hydro Excavation can be used to safely expose existing underground infrastructure prior to digging with a backhoe. The chance of errors are greatly reduced when your whole crew can see the utility's exact location.
When the general location of underground utilities is known, the process of potholing or daylighting is used to safely create a small hole for exact visual confirmation of location and depth before excavation begins.
Hydro excavation can be used in place of a conventional trencher to dig narrow trenches for laying pipes and cables. Can also be used as a technique to ‘clear’ an area where exact utility location may not be known.
Hydro excavation can be used for rapidly digging multiple holes for poles, pilings and landscape plantings. The machines precision digging capability allows creation of holes to exact shape and depth for less backfill.
Hydro Excavation can be used to quickly and precisely dig a narrow trench for laying underground utilities. This method is far less disruptive to landscaping and requires less backfilling than traditional excavation.
Unlike mechanical excavation which requires several pieces of equipment, hydro excavation uses one machine with a remote reaching hose. This is much less destructive to the work site and ideal for crowded urban areas.
Hydro excavation can be used to access places where a backhoe cannot fit: building interiors, backyards, steep hillsides, pipe culverts, trenches and more. Hoses are used to extend the reach of the truck by hundreds of feet.
Precise, non-destructive hydro excavation is the perfect solution for safely cleaning out mud and debris from pipe culverts, man-holes, catch-basins and gullies without the risk of damaging the surrounding structures.