Why Choose Hydro Excavation For Trenching Projects

Faster, safer, cheaper

Posted 16:50 October 29, 2022
Last Updated 16:56 October 29, 2022

Hydro excavation is quickly becoming the excavation method of choice more and more frequently on job sites throughout North America. From private property to public land, skilled contractors know there are numerous benefits to choosing hydro excavation over traditional forms of excavation that saves them time, money, and stress. Hydro excavation has numerous applications and can be used for several different kinds of projects. If you have a trenching project that requires narrow trenches in tight spaces, here is why hydro excavation should be your choice of trenching.


Hydro excavation requires less equipment meaning the whole operation takes up much less space. Many small trenching projects involve laying electrical lines, water pipelines, or gas lines - sometimes next to or under busy roads and highways. Traditional excavation, and the extra equipment and manpower it requires, introduces hazards and inconveniences. But with hydro excavation, there isn't a need to block off numerous lanes of traffic in order to complete the job.

Hydro excavation is also used on almost all types of ground and soil. It can be used year round (even in winter), and excavation efforts aren't paused because of solid frozen ground. This helps keep construction schedules on track and projects on budget.


Hydro excavation uses pressurized water instead of bulky, metal claws like older excavation equipment. Hydro excavation is a much more precise process that provides operators with better directional control. This is particularly useful at crowded job sites where there isn't much space to work, or on projects with numerous utility lines that need to be navigated and avoided. Hydro excavation uses the precision of pressurized water and a vacuum mechanism that vacuums away the soil and debris. Instead of transferring excavated dirt to a dump truck to be hauled away, hydro excavation vacuums the soil into a holding tank on the same truck that is excavating in one compact unit.


Hydro excavation uses highly pressurized water to blast through dirt. The broken up debris is carried away by a vacuum hose attached to the truck. The entire process is much less destructive than traditional excavation that uses heavy construction machinery. Hydro excavation is the only choice for trenching projects with tight, strict boundaries. Hydro excavation reduces the amount of disturbance to the surrounding area as much as possible.

Hire Hydro Excavation Experts for Your Next Trenching Project

Trenching projects can be challenging to complete safely with traditional excavation equipment. Hydro excavation can make your next trenching project easier, safer, more efficient, and won't cause as much damage to the surrounding work area. Contact Hole Hogz today to discuss your trenching project and find out how we can help you. We work on residential, commercial, and municipal projects in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, and most parts of Clark County Nevada.