Hydrovac excavation as we know it began in the late 1960s. Since the late 1960s, hydrovac excavation has been used for a range of applications. While in its early days, the technology was not yet refined. Over time, the process of hydro excavation has vastly improved. Some of the most noticeable and significant advancements in technology have taken place in the gas and oil sectors. One of the major problems that these industries face is the discovery of buried lines. The challenging working conditions and climates associated with these industries make it very difficult to locate lines. Excavating without first uncovering lines is a disaster waiting to happen.
Before excavation can be completed on a property, there needs to be a clear understanding of where underground utilities are located. Without line locates, damage to lines, other utilities, and everyone’s surroundings may occur. Line locates are used to determine the position of utility lines. Line locates are ground markings that represent buried cables and other utilities. When the location of the buried lines and other infrastructure is determined, the excavation process can be completed without worrying about the risk of injury or damage.
When you need to locate pipes, electric cables, or other utilities, a hydrovac line locating service is needed. It is important to understand that cables and other utilities can be damaged quickly if advanced excavation services are not used. When a hydrovac line locating service is used, it will serve as a non-invasive and non-destructive way to find critical utility lines. Line locating services are not only accurate, but they are also versatile. Line locating services are great for a range of applications.
A line locating service is not only versatile, but it is a more cost-effective and quicker solution than hand excavation because it has proven to be efficient at not only locating utility lines but clearing those lines. Hydro excavation reduces disruption to the work area and establishes a direct path to the cables or utility lines. This process also ensures that workers remain above ground. Since hydro excavation does not cause critical damage to the landscape, it will not require a significant amount of time to restore the landscape to its previous condition.
Since traditional line locating can significantly slow down your operations and pose a significant risk to crews and equipment if a line is hit, it is crucial that you utilize proper line locating services. One advantage that you will get with 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating is a detailed plan of action for the proper discovery of lines and other utilities. Our skills and experience allow us to apply a variety of techniques to locate lines.