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What Do You Need to Do to Prepare for a Hydrovac Excavation Team?

No matter what hydrovac excavation service you hire, you want everything to go smoothly. That includes everything from having the lines uncovered without damage to staying on schedule. When you hire a team of expert excavators instead of just renting the equipment, those contractors will handle the majority of the work. But there are still a few things you can set up to make everything work according to plan.

What Do You Need to Do to Prepare for a Hydrovac Excavation Team?

Prepare the ground for excavation.

Mark the ground you want to be excavated during the course of the services. This can include everything from putting flags at your plans’ best guesses for existing utilities to putting markers where you definitely don’t the excavation to include.

Also, clear the area right next to the future excavation site. The contractors need room to safely park the excavation truck and move the dirt. Having that ready ahead of time can prevent delays, especially if you won’t be on-site that day.

Pause electrical and other potentially hazardous projects directly next to the site.

While hydrovac excavation is designed to be less intrusive and less time-consuming than traditional methods of excavation, that doesn’t mean work should continue just a foot away. Schedule the excavation for a time when adjacent electrical work can be paused and when your other contractors can work at other parts of the construction site.

Determine the scope of potential changes.

Most companies to work with you to determine the scope of the initial services before the appointment, as well as a few likely scenarios. Make sure you discuss the potential scope of services with all necessary approvals on your side. This mitigates the risk of unpleasant surprises later. It also means the excavation can continue on the same day with minimal interruption. You won’t have to wait a week for approvals and the next open slot.

If you know your current or next construction project will need excavation, get the details settled ahead of time. Contact us at 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating to get started.

What Does Our Hydrovac Truck Do?

What exactly does our hydrovac truck do? Hydro excavating is a simple process that provides much more precise, and potentially less destructive, excavating services than traditional methods such as backhoes or good old-fashioned back breaking shovel work.

What Does Our Hydrovac Truck Do?

A Hydrovac truck features two large tanks. The first is filled with water that is heated by a powerful heating unit. This hot water is pressure blasted into the earth. The water, heat, and pressure break up the earth. This water and dirt mixture is then sucked into the second tank with a large diameter hose attached to a powerful vacuum. The end result is a much more efficient method of excavation than anything you’ve used before. So, what exactly can 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating and our truck do for you your next project? Check out our services below:

Trenching – Do you need to bury cable, pipe, or any other material that requires a trench to be dug? Hydrovac trenching offers a precise dig exactly where you need it at. We can do a straight line or a curved path.

Daylighting / Potholing – Daylighting and potholing are methods of finding and exposing utilities so that your crew can safely work around them. Our truck, along with our highly skilled techs, can find, locate, and reveal utilities with none of the risk traditionally associated with digging around buried objects. Our service will increase your productivity and safety while lowering your costs.

If you would like to learn more about our hydro excavation can help your project, contact us today!