Hydro excavation at its finest
Posted 18:36 September 25, 2022
Last Updated 18:36 September 25, 2022
Beneath the soil lies a complex maze of pipes and wires which carry electricity, petroleum products, natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications. Every day accidents occur across the country that leaves property destroyed, underground utilities damaged, and workers injured or killed. The additional cost of using a hydrovac machine on a project can be negated by the increased productivity achieved on the job, reduced disruption to the surrounding excavation areas, and increased safety margin. By clearing a path through utility conflicts, hydrovac machines improve the overall performance and increase the safety factor of construction projects.
Hydro Excavation is the only non-destructive method of digging and trenching. It utilizes pressurized water and a vacuum system to quickly and safely expose the underground utility infrastructure.
During the hydrovac process, highly pressurized water is injected into the ground via a hand-held wand. As the top layer of soil is liquefied, the resulting slurry mix is removed by a powerful vacuum and stored in an attached debris tank. The debris can be hauled away or poured back into the hole or trench when work is completed.
Hydrovacs can dig effectively in all soil types, including hard-packed desert sand. With the aid of onboard heaters, hydrovacs provide a safe method of digging in frozen icy ground. Our powerful hydrovac systems can excavate up to 30′ deep and at distances of 100′ from the truck. This allows work to be done in areas of limited access.
Contact us today to see how our hydrovac trucks can speed up your construction projects.