Hydro Excavation Is The Best Choice!

It is easy for a business to find the cheapest method, even if it costs its workers their safety. But this is not the Christian way. Excavation is an especially dangerous industry and so it is upon each company to protect its employees as if they were their own brothers. That is the Christian way. That is the 4 Warriors way.

Hydro Excavation Is The Best Choice!

Safer Tools

Since the time of the Pharaohs, there has been a need for excavation which has meant hard manual labor which has meant countless injuries and worse. Manual labor was replaced in part by machinery, which was nevertheless still unsafe. Fortunately, 4 Warriors understands full well that today we can and indeed should do better.

Hydro excavation and industrial vacuuming are the latest developments in excavation technology. With these tools, worker exposure to risk is at an all-time minimum. Hydro excavation trucks operate at a safer distance from trench edges and require fewer crew members to operate. The pressurized vacuum quickly sucks away all dirt and debris from the workspace to allow for maximum efficiency.

Safer Techniques

4 Warriors protects its flock even further by using only OSHA-approved techniques. Hydro excavation uses precise incisions to locate utility lines, eliminating the need for guesswork. These can be done remotely and quickly, saving up hours of digging time and the possibility of exposing dangerous utility lines. Now, only what needs to be exposed will be and work can carry on. We proudly employ a crew with advanced industrial training and extensive site-specific certifications such as drug testing, JSA procedures, as well as OQ and TWIC certifications. No more will unskilled laborers have to shoulder the heavy burden and risk life or limb.

4 Warriors Hydro Excavating’s highly experienced team can assist you will all your excavation needs. Feel free to contact them at any time. Thank you and God bless!

Get Better Precision with Vacuum Excavation

Vacuum excavation is similar to hydro-excavation, only in vacuum excavation debris is sucked up into a truck. Vacuum excavation is a time saver and helps to make projects much safer. It is common to see vacuum excavator trucks working on municipal projects all the way to horizontal directional drilling projects.

Get Better Precision with Vacuum Excavation

Precision

Vacuum excavation gives you the precision that other machines do not. Take a backhoe for example, with a backhoe, the amount of precision you have is limited. After the backhoe has finished the work it can do, you have to employ people to do the rest of the work by hand.

If you are working in an area with buried utilities, pipelines, or even artifacts you do not want the best precision possible at the lowest cost. Using a vacuum excavator can get in those delicate areas, suck up the dirt and debris, and have your project moving without the help of fifty men to dig around wires, pipes or other objects carefully.

Safety

Vacuum excavation is much safer than traditional excavation done with a backhoe. During a vacuum excavation, a large hose is guided by a specialized worker. There are no other workers needed in the vicinity, and the area is typically roped off.

The vacuum can be used for both wet and dry debris. That means the method will work for drilling sites as well as in inclement weather.

History

Vacuum excavation dates back two centuries; it started with hydroexcavating techniques. Technology has come quite a way since its inceptions and has moved from large mining and underground building projects to everyday heavy and light duty projects across the globe.

If you have a digging site that needs to be handled with care, or you are looking to work on some horizontal directional drilling projects in Southern or Western Texas visit the 4 Warriors Hydroexcavating site or give us a call today to find out more at (210)268-7102 contact us.

This Summer, Switch to Hydro Excavation

Summer brings long days and clear skies, making it the perfect time of year to schedule all your excavation needs. There are many choices of companies and techniques to utilize that it can be overwhelming. You might think that you need huge, unwieldy vehicles and heavy machinery but thanks to new technology those are becoming things of the past. However, after discussing the power of 4 Warriors Hydro Excavation, it will be clear that it is the only sensible option.

This Summer, Switch to Hydro Excavation

Precision

The way hydro excavation is able to achieve all of this is through its innovative design. By using high-powered water streams, it’s able to dig with extreme precision. Gone are the days of creating giant piles of dirt and debris just to access the important areas. Now enormous time can be saved by excavating only what is needed. The minimal dirt and debris is then vacuumed through an industrial hose into a container for easy disposal or replacement.

Precaution

The first responsibility of any excavation company isn’t the dig itself, it’s ensuring that the people and property are as safe as possible. Much of the risk comes from striking buried pipes, utility lines, and more, potentially causing injuries and damage to the lines themselves. On more than one occasion, accidentally damaging cables caused power outages for parts of the electrical grid. Fewer people are required to operate and the precision

Performance

By choosing 4 Warriors, not only are you getting the best excavation technique, you’re getting the most skilled crew that Texas has to offer. With more than six years of combined experience, multiple advanced certifications, and a proven track record doing big jobs all across the state. When you choose us, you get a long tradition of service, faith, and results.

Our highly experienced team can assist you will all your excavation needs. Feel free to contact us at any time. Thank you and God bless!

Maximize Your Historic Preservation Efforts with Hydrovac Excavation

Historic preservations are popular city projects. Whether a booming Texas city is trying to preserve its historic downtown or nature parks want to install better amenities, renovation projects are a tricky mix of old and new. If your new renovation project has you modifying existing utilities or electrical systems near historic landmarks, turn to hydrovac excavation for more precise excavating.

Maximize Your Historic Preservation Efforts with Hydrovac Excavation

Here’s how hydro excavation can help you manage daylighting and trenching with a minimum of disruption to the historic surroundings:

Target the utility lines precisely.

It’s always challenging to find utilities and underground lines, even in well-planned cities. It can be even trickier if you’re working in an area that doesn’t have standardized layouts or complete records. A trained team of hydrovac technicians can locate the lines with a minimum of sod and soil disruption. This is even more important near old trees, cobbled walking paths, and other settings that need to be preserved.

Contain the dirt away from the landscapes and buildings.

When you’re working in an entirely new construction zone, there’s more room to shift the dirt aside and keep working. But if you’re expanding or renovating an already developed area, you have fewer options.

Hydrovac trucks can contain the slurry of water and removed soil while excavation is underway. This keeps surrounding grass and landscaping safe. It also means you will have less cleanup at the end of the project.

Keep the rest of the preservation efforts on schedule.

Hydrovac excavation is the superior choice for all daylighting, trenching, and excavation projects. It’s safer and less disruptive. You greatly reduce the odds of having a utility strike or emergency that slows the rest of the build.

If you are undertaking a renovation or construction project at a historic preservation site or nature project, contact our team today. 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating will provide a team of experienced excavation technicians to unearth your utilities.

Hydrovac Daylighting Can Cut the Job Time in Half

If your next project includes a lot of daylighting work, get it done faster with hydrovac excavation. It can cut down on the expected completion time when you need to:

Hydrovac Daylighting Can Cut the Job Time in Half

1. Find the orientation of the pipes and buried cables.

When there are houses and structures in the middle of open spaces, it can be hard to get started. You need to know the direction of the pipes and the wiring, and it’s not always clear. Hydrovac wands can search for the lines quickly and without damaging them.

2. Track down old, unmapped utilities.

Some developments won’t have complete records. But a hydrovac team can quickly find where those utility lines were buried underground. They can also quickly uncover whole lengths of the system if you’re expanding it to reach new developments.

3. Excavate around fixtures instead of removing or damaging them.

If your team needs to fix some of the underground wiring belonging to a lamp post or a stop light, getting to those wires can be impossible with traditional tools. Digging to find the exact connections can either rip through the wires or damage the post. But hydrovac daylighting reveals the wires without any damage.

4. Keep going in freezing cold weather.

Once the ground freezes over, mechanical digging tools won’t be as effective. The ground can also get so hard it rips through delicate installations as you pull it up. But hydrovac excavation can use heated water on the frozen ground. Not only does that cut through the dirt without hurting the utilities, but it also softens the ground as it goes.

5. Get done with work in tight spaces.

There’s not always room for a backhoe. But hydrovac hand-held wands can get into tight spaces and remove dirt with precision. Whether the project is in a tight corner or you need to minimize disruption to meet a deadline, hiring a hydrovac team to handle the daylighting can get it done.

Contact our team at 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating to schedule a time or learn more.

Why You Need Hydro Excavation for Line Location

Line location is a critical part of the excavation process and it is one that comes with considerable risk. That’s why you need a company with the latest tools to get the job done and 4 Warriors is just the team to handle all your line locate needs.

Why You Need Hydro Excavation for Line Location

A Persistent Problem

When we first started laying utility lines underground, we needed effective excavation methods but had to make do with manual labor. Nowadays, however, the problem has only grown. There are increasing numbers of buried utility lines being installed and an increasing need for the existing lines to be maintained. It was already a delicate balance between water, sewer, electric, as well as natural gas lines without underground traffic light and telecommunication cables being thrown into the mix as well. Much of the time these are not mapped out in a comprehensive and accessible way, so without proper training and tools excavation can lead to situations where workers are injured and one or multiple utility lines are damaged.

Safer, Cheaper, Better

By necessity, much of this work has been done either by manual labor or heavy machinery in the past. But today we have a much more reliable and cost efficient method in the form of hydro excavation. Here’s how it works. First, it makes a hole in the ground via pressurized water blasts, breaking up all the dirt and gravel. Second, a high-powered vacuum sucks all the debris out into a container. Finally, it is transported conveniently offsite. Because of the precision water blasts, there is no risk of cutting utility lines or exposing them to danger. If that wasn’t enough, it saves more time as well, allowing a smaller crew to get the job done ahead of schedule.

When you’re ready to make the switch to the cutting edge in excavation technology, 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating’s highly experienced team is ready to help. Feel free to contact us at any time. Thank you and God bless!

Three Reasons to Choose 4 Warriors Hydro Excavation

When choosing an excavation contractor, it may seem like any old place will do. So long as the job gets done, who cares who does it, right? As it turns out, it matters a great deal. You don’t want good, you want the best. Here are three reasons 4 Warriors should be your first and only choice.

Three Reasons to Choose 4 Warriors Hydro Excavation

Efficiency

4 Warriors stays ahead of the game by implementing the latest in hydro excavation technology. While other companies still rely on outdated methods such as manual labor and heavy machinery, 4 Warriors uses hydro excavation. This revolutionary modern device uses pressurized water and vacuum technology for extremely precise digs and immediate dirt removal. With this design, they can operate more quickly, efficiently, and safely than leading competitors.

Expertise

With more than six years of experience with both industrial and civic projects, the 4 Warriors crew are excavation veterans. They have received extensive training and worked on some of the biggest projects in the state including substations, refineries, and nuclear facilities. Additionally, they hold TWIC certifications, OQ certification, drug testing, and JSA procedures. They hold site-specific training so they’ll be prepared for any job, no matter how unique or complex. This way you know that when you choose 4 Warriors, you’re choosing a team that has been tried, tested, and can deliver on the results you need.

Faith

Another underappreciated, though no less important, aspect of 4 Warriors is its guidance by traditional and Christian values. The title means “Warriors of Christ” and that devotion is reflected in their work. A family-owned organization, they seek not only to excel in their industry but to make meaningful change in peoples’ lives. The Lord tells us to serve one another, and high-quality excavation is their means to serve the community as much as possible.

4 Warriors Hydro Excavating’s highly experienced team can assist you will all your excavation needs. Feel free to contact them at any time. Thank you and God bless!

Improved Efficiency With Vacuum Excavating

When you hire an excavation service, they will often haul in a backhoe or some other heavy machinery. Even worse, they may just do all the labor by hand. Using these outdated methods can be costly, time-consuming, and most of all hazardous to your home or work environment. Luckily, vacuum excavating offers the ideal alternative.

Improved Efficiency With Vacuum Excavating

How Old Methods Fall Behind

Heavy machinery, such as the backhoe, provided quite the boon to excavation when they were first introduced. It sped up the process considerably and no longer did we have to rely on intense manual labor in often dangerous environments. They were nevertheless far from perfect. They were still dangerous and still took considerable time to complete the task. They were risky to operate and due to their size, weight, and expense were limited in where they could reach. A backhoe, for instance, couldn’t be placed on a cliff or hillside for fear it would topple over. Even with competent supervision, there was always a fear of disaster. That’s not to mention how piling up massive amounts of dirt and debris was not only laborious but could just plain get in the way.

How Vacuum Excavating Succeeds

The recent implementation of vacuums represents the next step in excavation technology by improving upon the advancements heavy machinery has already made. The subtle genius of the vacuum allows the quick and efficient removal of dirt and debris from the worksite. As more ground is cleared, the more space there is to work with, making the entire process even more efficient!

Here’s how it works: using pressurized water to break up the dirt and detritus, everything is then sucked up immediately via high-powered vacuum. This process requires smaller machinery and a smaller crew to operate. In other words, fewer people can do the job quicker, safer, and more cost-efficiently. It sounds too good to be true, but 4 Warriors is the real deal.

4 Warriors Hydro Excavating’s highly experienced and devout team can assist you will all your excavation needs. We have more than six years of experience and offer site-specific training as well. Feel free to contact us at any time. Thank you and God bless!

Using Hydroexcavation for Potholing Projects

Using precise, high pressure water and an air vacuum, hydro excavation is a better way to complete a potholing/daylighting project. Once the water penetrates and digs through the soil, an air vacuums the dirt and then transfers it to a debris tank mounted on a truck. Depending on the project, the truck can either be located near or far from the excavation site. In the past, projects needing potholing, trenching, etc. were done with traditional methods of heavy machinery and hand shoveling.

Using Hydroexcavation for Potholing Projects

Traditional Methods

Potholing, also known as daylighting, is a process for digging a test hole so as to expose underground facilities. Once exposed, the facilities need to be inspected for leakage, cracks, or other damages. Potholing in the past was traditionally done using a backhoe or by hand shoveling. Heavy machinery not only brings a safety risk, but also can cause costly mistakes by puncturing or snapping utilities. Hand digging is very intensive and takes too much time and labor to effectively complete the job. Also, with hand shoveling, back-filling is usually needed after the excavation. This costs more money, time and labor.

Time Saving, Cost Effective and Safer

The hydro excavation process is a more accurate way to complete potholing/daylighting projects. With better accuracy, there is less chance for down time, injury, or restoration using this method. Injury becomes non existent when using this method of excavation because there is no risk of collapse or getting hit/ran over with heavy machinery. Time saving, cost effective, and environmentally friendly, hydro excavation is ultimately a better choice versus traditional methods. Companies specializing in hydro excavation should provide a team of experts that are well trained and practice proper safety practices regarding hydro excavation.

At 4 Warrior Hydro Excavating, we have the tools, expertise and experience to get the job done so you can focus on your whole site. Contact us here to let us help you get your project completed safely and on time.

How Can You Locate Old Gas Lines Safely?

Gas lines are hazardous to work around, even when you know precisely where they are. But in many parts of the country, gas lines were initially laid out when there wasn’t a standardized method of marking subsurface utilities and improvements to a property. There also wasn’t a standardized method of storing that information or giving the details to the local governments of the area.

How Can You Locate Old Gas Lines Safely?

Unfortunately, these older neighborhoods and industrial areas are also the most likely to have complications during any new construction project. The parts wear out. The pipes decay or rot after decades of submersion. They’re also buried at different depths depending on the habits of the original builders and the area’s erosion. So the first step to making your project site safer is to locate old gas lines as soon as possible.

How can experts help you find them?

There’s a complicated, unorganized mess of pipes and connections beneath your worksite, even if you’re not in an urban area. Power and telecommunication lines generally run closest to the surface. Then water is a bit further down. Gas may be a couple layers deeper. That presents a massive problem for mechanical modes of excavation: the tools might eventually reach the gas line. But even if it doesn’t break that particular part of the system, it will have carved through everything in between.

But hydrovac services can work around preexisting infrastructure that shouldn’t be damaged. The pressure level for water or air that displaces the surrounding dirt doesn’t just come in one setting. It can be turned on high to cut initial scouting lines in the soil that are parallel to the utilities’ course. Then the pressure can be fine-tuned to unearth the lines without damaging them. Armed with the right tools and the knowledge of likely layouts in your area, a local hydrovac service is the best way to locate old lines without slowing down construction. Go to 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating to get started.