What is Soft Dig Excavation?
Soft digging is a method of excavation using tools and equipment that use air or water pressure to break up soil and rock. The debris is then removed using a vacuum truck. This type of excavation is low impact and safe for workers, the land, and nearby communities. It uses minimal equipment and low noise to complete jobs in a non-destructive environment.
Hydro Excavation and Soft Digging
Hydro Excavation is the process of removing soil from an area with pressurized water and a vacuum truck. This method is great to safely dig and locate underground utilities. This can be piping systems, fiber optics, telephone lines, or cables. These sensitive lines can easily be damaged with traditional digging methods.
What is a vacuum truck?
Vacuum trucks can also be used to suck up dirt blasted away by the water hose to make the area more tidy and easier to work in. Air excavation is used when water can have a negative chemical reaction on the material being worked on.
Benefits of Soft Digging Excavation
Soft digging is the safest choice when it comes to digging in sensitive areas. The job uses a few machines such as a pressurized water hose for hydro excavation and a vacuum truck to suck up dirt and mud.
Since there is no heavy equipment and fewer workers on-site, and they are less likely to become injured. It’s safer for the surrounding land as well, since no large equipment needs to drive through and ruin lawns or gardens.