How to Get the Most Out of Hydrovac Excavation on Your Next Project

Construction projects are on tight schedules, and work has to get done in a variety of conditions. If you need utilities or lines excavated quickly, hydrovac services are the best option. No matter the weather conditions, ground conditions, or schedule constraints, hydrovac excavation can get the job done. Here’s how:

How to Get the Most Out of Hydrovac Excavation on Your Next Project

Hydrovac trucks can modify the water settings for any ground conditions.

Soil types change even across the same construction site. But hydrovac trucks come with water pressure control so trained experts can uncover utility lines without damaging them. Traditional excavation methods can always account for changes in soil type. Using pressure that is too low starts to impact your schedule and takes too long, especially if it’s an exploratory excavation. Using the right cutting tips and GPM (Gallons per minute) can also affect overall efficiency.

The soil is always impacted by the weather, not just the soil composition. If you’re completing a change order immediately after or torrential storm, hydrovac services can get rid of the excess water. If your project is taking place in the middle of winter, hydrovac boilers can defrost the work area and complete the excavation on time.

Ask how their hourly rate is impacted by conditions.

When you’re charged by the hour, you want that hour to be as efficient as possible. That means rain, bad weather, and delays work against your projected budget. Talk to your prospective services about under conditions determine lower or higher rates so you can reduce potential variables. Other factors such as dump times, the number of people per truck and more can also impact the final price, so get specifics as early as possible. Contact us today to schedule an estimate!

Benefits of Hydrovac Over Traditional Excavation

What are the benefits of using hydrovac over traditional forms of excavation? Is there a more cost-effective option? Which type of excavation is better? Is there a benefit of using hydrovac over the tried and true method? We hope to lay some of these questions to rest for you with a side-by-side comparison of the two.

Benefits of Hydrovac Over Traditional Excavation

Traditional Excavation

The usual method of excavating has been around for a long time. It has proven effective and many excavating services employ this method well. However, traditional excavating presents some considerable problems and dangers as it tends to be a more destructive means of excavating. With traditional excavating, you run the risk of damaging underground utilities. It is also less cost-effective due to the increased liability of this method. Fortunately, there is a better way of doing things….

Hydrovac Excavating

Hydrovac is an overall more cost-effective and safer approach to excavating. With hydrovac, high-pressure water loosens soil, gravel, etc and that loose debris is then safely sucked up, leaving utility lines undamaged. Not only is hydrovac more cost-effective due to the decreased liability, it is also a cheaper option as a whole. The numbers don’t lie. It just makes sense.

4 Warriors Hydro Excavating would love to help you with your excavating needs. If you are looking for affordable, safe and efficient excavating we are the right choice for your project. Our Hydrovac method of excavating will ensure that there is no damage done to important utility lines and will save you money. If you have any further questions about this method, contact us.

Save Time With a Hydrovac Excavation Truck

What is a hydrovac truck?

A hydrovac truck is a truck mounted unit and tank designed to dig whatever needs to be excavated with high pressure water. After the water is blasted into the digging area, an attached a pump unit sucks up all of the slurry (dirt and water mix) and sends it to a large tank mounted on the truck to be disposed of. Hydrovac technology is extremely safe for utility lines and digging around sensitive areas, it does not create the kind of damage typical excavation machinery does. It is also clean and does not leave a pile of dirt and mud next to the excavation site.

Save Time With a Hydrovac Excavation Truck

A fast and clean process.

Hydro excavation is a great alternative to typical excavating methods, especially when the area to be dug has lots of sensitive pipes and lines underneath. The hydrovac truck is able to get in close to areas without damaging everything in the vicinity. This is particularly helpful when digging up utility lines and older plumbing networks. It is also good for trenching and excavation on a larger scale. The speed and efficiency of hydro-excavation make it an excellent choice for contractors in a hurry. Because it is such a fast process, thousands of dollars can be saved on excavation costs.

Some uses of hydro-excavation.

  1. Removing debris. Because of the precision nature of hydro-excavation, it is great for removing debris and cleaning up around structures without damaging anything. The water and pump lines can be extended to any area on a property guaranteeing that a heavy truck doesn’t have to be driven right to the area.
  2. Slot trenching. Digging trenches for installing cables and pipes is called slot trenching Typical excavation machinery causes an enormous amount of damage and mess when performing this task. They also dig the trenches far larger than they should be. Hydro excavation is extremely clean, non-damaging and fast, cutting trenching time down by a minimum of thirty percent. When attached to a vacuum unit, it leaves no mess or waste behind.
  3. Daylighting. Daylighting is when utilities are dug up and exposed to the daylight. Essential to the repair process, standard excavation equipment does more damage to utilities than hydro excavation. Many times the repair the standard excavator did is far worse than the original problem was. Hydro excavation is safe and clean, and will not damage the underground utilities. Ideal for utility repair on any property

Choose the right hydro excavation company.

4 Warriors Hydro Excavation prides themselves on taking care of their customers as well as we take care of ourselves. We adhere to a strict ethical code of leaving all customers satisfied with the work we have done. Constant training and certification programs for our employees is a part of that process. We have multiple hydrovac trucks and can handle any job size. In business for over six years, we encourage you to contact us for your next excavation job.