HYDRO EXCAVATION (also referred to as vacuum excavating, remote excavating or soft digging) is a non-mechanical, non-destructive process that combines pressurized water and a high flow of moving air to simultaneously excavate and evacuate soil and natural debris at a controlled rate. The soil and water “slurry” travel through a wide, flexible hose to a truck-mounted debris tank – which can be parked hundreds of feet from the dig site to minimize congestion and additional surface damage. This process allows for quick, clean and precise evacuations that require less backfill, less labor force, less restoration, and less environmental impact than conventional digging methods. A water gun tool with surgeon-like accuracy removes only material necessary for repair or inspection, in contrast to using a large and less-than-accurate backhoe.
Hydro excavation’s razor-like precision is considered “preventive excavation” because it disrupts less ground while searching and finding underground utilities and infrastructure … making it possible to limit the scope – and invasiveness – of traditional excavation methods. And ultimately, this can lower the excavation cost.
Hydro Excavation Services:
Sub-Surface Utility Engineering
Debris Removal & Cleanout
Oil & Gas industry
Municipal construction industry