An Overview of Hydro Excavating

Hydro-excavation is one of the most common sense ways of accomplishing one of the most basic of man’s activities, digging a hole! In ancient times, most of our holes were small. Perhaps we were digging for roots that we could use as food to feed our families or perhaps we were digging a hole in the side of a cliff so that we could have temporary shelter. As the times we live in have become more complex, however, so have the ways we utilize holes.

Hydro Excavating: An Overview

Holes serve as the basis for almost every construction project and hydro-excavation is one of the most eco-friendly and time-effective ways of digging them. Whether you are digging a hole for the installation of utility posts, building the family home or constructing a high-rise building, hydro-excavation should be one of your number one choices in terms of methodologies. It can replace most of the noisy and ground-jarring types of other equipment that are commonly employed in the field.

Hydro-excavation is about as natural of a process as there is in the construction field. One has only to watch the waters of a stream slowly work away expanding and changing its sides to witness the power of water. Ecologically, we would call that process stream erosion. In construction, we call what amounts to basically that same process, by a simpler term. That term is “smart.” In effect, what that stream is doing is hydro excavating soils to suit its purpose.

I’ll never forget the time my young daughter came into the house with tears in her eyes because she said the water garden hose had crawled down a hole and she could not get it out! When we went outside to determine what she was talking about, we discovered that the hose was indeed embedded in a hole, embedded so deeply that even us adults couldn’t pull it out! We were living in Florida at the time and the sandy soil and the unattended hose had combined to perform a feat that seemed almost supernatural! Basically, however, that is what hydro-excavation is. Not supernatural in any sense of the word, but a very effective and quiet way to dig holes!

We have specialized equipment that pressurizes the water. Then we carefully put that water to work digging the hole so that it meets the precise criteria you have specified. Simultaneous to digging, we are at work pumping out the excess water and soil and storing it cleanly and efficiently in a large tank. Later, according to your preference, we can use it for irrigation and fill either right on site or at another location.

Contact us and let us tell you more about the benefits of hydro-excavation, about its reliability, its safety, and its cost effectiveness! Go ahead and use a shovel to dig those holes to plant your rose bushes but if you are thinking a little larger in scale, we will be glad to do the job for you!