hydro excavation

A New Year’s Message of Gratitude to Our Amazing Customers

We are already a couple of months into 2017, but even as Christmas has passed us by, the spirit of the season lives on into a bright, new year of wonder. From enjoying time away from the daily grind to holding fast to the joy we got to see spread across their faces on Christmas morning, we were right there along with you – just like we are all throughout the year. Together we are doing great things and it is truly a blessing to be a small part of your businesses, your projects, and your lives.

A New Year's Message of Gratitude to Our Amazing Customers

When we started this business, we had one thing in mind… doing what we do best and doing it to the glory of God. One of our favorite Christmas songs has always been The Little Drummer Boy. Here at the holiday season, we are always reminded that, just like the kid in the song, we are just ordinary, blue-collared guys who have been lucky enough to be a part of the extraordinary gift… the gift of knowing what we do well and knowing Who we do it for. We always strive to “play our best” for Him… even from atop our excavator trucks. We hope that you notice this in our kindness, our dedication and our commitment to being more than a business, but family.

As you continue to celebrate with the people who you love most, remember that what you do matters and that your “song” counts. Together, we are going places and doing great things that reach others, support families and provide many great benefits to our communities. We are so grateful that you allow us to be a small part of your “song.” It is our sincerest prayer that your 2017 is lit up from the inside-out with the sheer comfort and gladness of knowing…

We are all here doing what we love because He first loved us.

– Your friends at 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating

Utility Excavation With A Hydrovac System

Hydro excavation, known as hydrovac, is a non-destructive way to dig and excavate an area. It utilizes a combination of water and vacuuming to clear away dirt and sludge. Hydrovac is a highly precise system that allows a strong force of water to be directed at a location via a handheld wand. The pressure from the water quickly turns the soil into a slurry that is rapidly vacuumed up and stored within a debris tank.A hydrovac system can excavate through all soil types, even heavy clay. Onboard heaters even allow the frozen soil to be quickly melted with warm water and vacuumed away.

Utility Excavation With A Hydrovac System

Conventional and old-style methods of excavation do not have the level of safety that hydrovac boasts. Below ground utilities, such as water and sewer mains, are especially vulnerable to breaking during typical excavation practices. Utility and gas lines also pose a significant danger. However, with the hydrovac system of excavation the chances of damaging lines, mains, and other areas of concern are significantly reduced. Existing infrastructure is also not compromised utilizing the hydrovac method.

Hydrovac excavation is a relatively fast way to excavate a site which provides contractors with the ability to quickly lay or repair more feet of pipe per day. Poles can also be quickly placed into the holes made by the hydrovac system. Overall, using the hydrovac excavation system allows contractors to work at unprecedented speeds compared to older excavation methods. Hydrovac is also extremely efficient. Productivity is naturally amped upwards and everyone involved benefits when the hydrovac method is implemented.

At 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating, we know the benefits of hydrovac excavation. Please give us a call today to learn about our excavation services.

What is Hydro Excavation and Why do You Need it?

Hydro excavation is considered a non-destructive way to unearthing soil or digging. Hydro excavation is not mechanical as it uses a high-standard vacuum and pressurized water. The water fragments the surrounding soil. The leftover water and soil are sucked up and brought to a tank designated specifically for debris. The continuous process both removes and unearths dirt at the same time. So what is Hydro Excavation and why do you need it?

What is Hydro Excavation and Why do You Need it?

Hydro excavation is a great and safe process for a few reasons:

  • Using hydro excavation instead of alternative methods keeps underground utilities safer. This is because hydro excavation effectively keeps the utilities beneath the excavation area untouched. Alternative excavation methods can cause damage to the underground utilities making for a more dangerous excavation. This safe excavation can allow for work to be done on utilities that are exposed.
  • Hydro excavation can be done in the immediate area needed for repair without harming the surrounding areas. Other alternative methods could potentially harm the areas surrounding the excavation.
  • Hydro excavation is safer for the environment compared to other alternative excavation methods.
  • Hydro excavation allows for remote digging to minimize damage to the actual excavation site. Other methods may not allow for this to be done.

If you would like to learn more about hydro excavation or want to talk about an estimate or consultation, make sure to contact us. We are a family company whose expertise span multiple industries including, but not limited to Pipeline, Oil and Gas, Construction, Federal and State, and Environmental.

The Power and Precision of Hydro Excavation

By harnessing the naturally erosive properties of water, hydro excavation will amplify your digging capabilities. Hydro excavation is a process that utilizes the most efficient and harmless methods of soil removal possible. Hydro excavating has proven itself as a top-tier method of excavation in utility and pipeline capacities. Let’s explore the benefits of using hydro excavation.

The Power and Precision of Hydro Excavation

Water is responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring views in the natural world. Hydro excavation has harnessed the power of water erosion into the role of an excavator, so it is capable of delivering the shearing forces of water with precision. This allows for very precise work in shortened timeframes.

The process of hydro excavation is also environmentally friendly. The area of excavation also receives far less collateral damage than former excavation practices. Water is an effective medium against a frozen or unmanageable ground. The dislodged soil is simply removed by means of suction, this leaves a predictable and effective method for safe and accurate excavation.

The unseen is the largest variable in most excavation jobs. Hydro excavating has a unique quality to lessen the blow of these unseen dilemmas. Utilities are easily avoided or routed around. The advanced safety training undergone by our excavation crews means that coming in contact with underground utilities is also far less ominous.

Consider our team’s expertise when preparing to tackle your future projects. For additional information regarding hydro dig excavation, timelines, safety procedures or other services, please contact us today!

The Right Hydro Excavation Contractors for the Job

When you are in need of safe excavation it’s important to work with serious hydro excavation contractors. At 4 Warriors Hydro Excavation we put our client’s needs first, and in order to do that, we have made sure our house is in order.  Our crew has extensive site-specific training, advanced safety training and experience working for the needs of various industries. As a family owned company founded in firm Christian morals, it is integral to us that each and every one of our contractors is the best possible person for every job. Our contractors consistently operate the most cutting edge trenching and potholing equipment available for hydro excavation today.

The Right Hydro Excavation Contractors for the Job

Whether you are a Federal or State agency, a local municipality, an oil company, or real-estate developer in need of commercial hydro excavation, our contractors can deliver exactly what you need when you need it. We have built a reputation on exceeding expectations by working on some of the largest projects in Texas.

When you need to hire a hydro excavation contractor, contact us first to schedule an estimate. When you don’t hire the right contractor the first time, the consequences can be costly. Our safety training, TWIC and OQ certifications, JSA procedures and drug testing make sure that your contractor is qualified for any scenario that can arise during the course of the project. As a company with faith-based values, we believe it is our duty to impact every client’s life in a positive manner, supplying the best quality work is the way we deliver on that promise.

Trenching Safety

Trenching safetyTrenching Safety should be a priority for any construction company or contractor. According to OSHA, trenching is among the most dangerous of all construction endeavors. OSHA can and does fine companies and contractors for ignoring the safety protocols for trenching. Worse, these protocols are readily available and very straightforward. The main theme in trenching safety is avoiding serious injury and the loss of life through common sense safety. Cave-ins occur suddenly and without warning, and are devastating. The sheer weight of the soil, dependent on a number of factors, is enough to cause numerous fatalities. Cutting corners will not only result in serious injury or death but also hefty fines from OSHA as well as civil lawsuits. For contractors, OSHA fines can be severe enough to close your doors. Thus, it pays to follow the rules and ensure that excavation practices are safe.

Trenches of certain depths must have safety systems. The complexity of these systems depends entirely on a few different environmental factors. They include soil and rock stability, soil moisture levels, and forecasted weather changes of the area. These judgments need to be made by what OSHA terms a competent person, such as an engineer. A competent person will take the above factors into considerations when advising on safety systems. The inherent risk of trenching, including collapsing loads and falls (to add onto the environmental risks) means that inspections need to continue throughout the process. All workers should also be outfitted with fall protection gear. If a worker feels trench conditions are unsafe or that protocols have not been met, he or she should not enter the trench. When trenching, focus on safety and accident prevention. Be sure to prioritize OSHA regulations and utilize the knowledge of competent persons to set up a safe, secure work environment. To learn more about safe trenching, contact us today.

Daylighting and Line Locating Before Construction On Gas And Oil Facilities

Daylighting is the act of exposing a buried utility or obstruction before proceeding with the rest of an excavation project. It is a safety precaution mandated by most major gas and oil companies when work is performed on their facilities. All utilities in the excavation path must be daylighted and exposed further before proceeding. Now, there are a few ways this can be done.

Daylighting and Line Locating Before Construction On Gas And Oil Facilities

For a time, contractors used backhoes to daylight–but with mixed results. Due to the obvious risk of contact, those same energy companies are now asking that all day lighting be done by hydro excavation or “Suck Trucks” as they are affectionately called throughout the construction industry.

Before daylighting can happen, all utilities must be located by use of above-ground methods–such as radio detection, magnetometers, and ground penetrating radar. Energy companies call these utility locating sessions Four-Way Sweeps. To perform these sweeps, Utility Locators must be Operator Qualified.

Although it is profitable, such rigorous demands make working on pipelines and energy facilities time-consuming.  If you are rewarded a contract on an energy facility, consider 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating. All of our operators are certified and highly qualified. We also offer utility locating services. By combining locating services with excavation, we can save you valuable time and money on your project.

Not only do we understand your schedule, but we understand the energy industry and appreciate their desire for safety; In fact, we share that same desire. Our employees exceed all safety measures given to them, and they are equally devoted to the desires of the customer. Contact us today for a conversation about how we can help with your excavation and utility locating needs.

Cost-effective Excavation Options

There are many organizations and companies involved in building a community — a whole myriad of contractors. Among those are Excavators. Before the new wing of a library can be constructed, electrical lines and utilities need to be exposed so that they can be rerouted. Before those new classrooms can be built, old lines and gnarled tree roots need to be found and removed, and trenches cleared to put new lines in.

Cost-effective Excavation Options

There are a few ways to go about trenching and excavating an area. Some of the basic methods are manual digging or using a backhoe, which can seem like easy ways to get the job done if you aren’t calculating the risks and labor involved. Using a backhoe is powerful, but that machine is bulky and clumsy, and can end up causing more damage and therefore incur more costs. That giant claw does not have the precision required to clear dirt around pipes and wiring, and can even destroy them. Manually digging around everything might solve this problem, but this method is very labor-intensive and time-consuming. Everyone involved in business knows: time is money.

This is where hydro excavation comes in to save the day. Trenching via hydro excavation is an efficient, cost-effective service offered by 4 Warriors Hydro Excavation. Not only can they get your project moving quickly and efficiently, they are a company that truly values the customers and community that they serve. They can guarantee safety and reliability at competitive, thoughtful pricing. Contact us today for an estimate and see how hydro excavating can make help with your next project.

Reliable And Safe Hydro Excavation Services

Being a family based business, and founded on the roots of Christianity, 4 Warriors Hydro Excavation is impacting the industry through the blessings of the best operators, technicians, and top of the line equipment, and we humbly accept being the most reliable, safest, and cost efficient hydro excavation service that the industry has to offer.

Reliable And Safe Hydro Excavation Services

With extensive experience in hydro excavation, 4 Warriors strives to exceed our client’s expectations each and every day. We know how important time is, and we value yours, in the most cost-efficient way possible. Continuous diligence in our training shows the desire for advancement in safety precautions, solely for the level of care we have for you and your business.

4 Warriors value the need to provide proficient, reliable, and dedicated services. Our team never rejects learning opportunities, and we seek specific industrial training, and extensive site-specific certifications such as:

  • TWIC Certifications
  • OQ Certifications
  • Drug Testing
  • JSA Procedures

At 4 Warriors we strive to build a bridge of excellence from our business to yours, not only to impact the industry, but also the lives of those we meet along the way. Our heartfelt tried and true concern for the people we meet is the effervescent light behind who we are.

Excavation Services are often required of many businesses, for many typical, and non-typical reasons. Whether it’s for Day Lighting, Pot-holing, or Trenching, 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating is fully equipped, fully trained, and fully dedicated to the bettering your business and its productivity. Please contact us, and allow 4 Warriors to battle all your reliable and safe Hydro Excavation needs!

Locating Utility Lines With Hydro Excavation

Digging to find underground utilities can be tricky, so it’s important to know exactly what you are doing. The whole process of potholing involves finding these underground utilities safely to determine their location. By using the wrong method, it could be disastrous for the workers, utilities, and the surrounding facilities.

Using a method that is safe, but still efficient is the preferred method in this fragile environment. Causing the electrical system to go out at a hospital can be devastating, but could happen if certain procedures are not followed.

Locating Utility Lines With Hydro Excavation

What is Potholing?

Potholing is used to excavate 12″ holes for the location of underground utilities which verifies the location, type, and depth. The methods for performing this important procedure include; digging by hand, the use of a backhoe and vacuum excavating.

Methods for Potholing 

Digging by hand requires manpower and is safe, but the time required to perform this method can be time-consuming. Hand tools used in this process are a minimal risk for damage to the utility.

The backhoe was the most popular method but can cause damage to the utility. This is a risky method that should be avoided.

Vacuum excavation is now the most popular method for minimizing damage to these underground utilities. The use of high-pressure air breaks up the dirt and rock, which is then vacuumed into a container on a work truck. This container holds the dirt until it is ready for backfilling.

Hydro Excavation is superior for finding the location of underground utilities. This procedure uses water to break up the soil instead of air pressure. This makes it the best method for Potholing for many reasons.

  • This procedure minimizes damage
  • Saves time and money over other methods
  • Is more accurate
  • Less dangerous to employees.
  • Breaks down most types of soil
  • Environmental friendly

4 Warriors Hydro Excavating has extensive training for all types of industries, contact us.