Hydro Excavation is the process of removing soil from an area with pressurized water and a vacuum. It is a non-destructive method that successfully removes soil or debris with an industrial strength vacuum truck. This works great to safely dig and locate underground utilities. Hydro Excavation has many benefits and even multiple uses.
Safety Benefits of Hydro Excavation
Hydro Excavation provides a method to dig through soil in a safer way. Due to there being no heavy equipment digging, there is no destruction to properties or underground utilities. Hydro Excavation also keeps workers safe while on the job. No machinery accidents occur on site nor does it pose a hazard to nearby citizens.
This digging method is also safer for underground pipes and utilities because there’s no shard or heavy equipment that could cause damage.
Cost Benefits of Hydro Excavation
Utilizing Hydro Excavation reduces costs for digging since only a vacuum truck and pressurized water hose are being used. Only about two crew members are needed so cost for labor goes down significantly. The job is completed a lot quicker so there’s no worry about paying for multiple days of labor and equipment rental.
Since water is used for digging, there's no risk for costly pipe damage. A restoration team isn't needed after the job to fix the landscaping since there is no severe damage to the properties involved.
Hydro Excavation is a Versatile Service
Hydro Excavation is a multifaceted service and can be used in multiple utility and construction related jobs. As mentioned before, it is used for digging when underground pipes need repair or for other underground work. The pressurized water is used for cleaning storm drains by moistening and breaking down debris to be vacuumed.
Slot trenching is a major job that needs hydro excavation to create channels where pipes, cables, and wires can be installed underground without excess digging or equipment.