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.
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.