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Why Should You Hire Experts for Your Vacuum Excavating?

Texas has a difficult variety of building conditions. Soil, weather, and a number of county restrictions can make excavating parts of your site complicated or even dangerous for your employees and company. Working with a third party excavation company that specializes in the procedure you need can help.

Why Should You Hire Experts for Your Vacuum Excavating?

Here’s how:

  • Texas has a wide range of soil conditions, even in lots right next to each other. Whether it’s sandy soil that doesn’t hold, clay that can gum up equipment or even soil with a seemingly impenetrable layer of rock, Texas has it all. Find a company that has experience with different soil conditions that can build up sturdy potholes and trenches so you can get your work down.
  • Utility infrastructure is easy to break and expensive to fix. Even though some excavation tools are on the market for general construction use, they can cause a lot of damage if you don’t have a lot of experience in similar conditions. Instead of taking on the risk and liability for a damaged utility line, use a third party that not only takes on the responsibility but minimizes the risk of delays and damage.
  • Specialized excavation companies have a number of procedures to ensure safe working conditions. Trenching and other excavation methods can unearth more than the infrastructure you need, and excavation companies know that. So they have procedures that test for dangerous gases, unsafe conditions, and unstable edges.

More and more companies in every sector of the economy are turning to third-party contractors that specialize in a specific field. Tap into an excavator’s expertise at 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating for vacuum excavating and other services.

Vacuum Excavating vs Manual Digging

For hundreds of years, manual digging with picks and shovels was the standard way to dig into the ground. Today, work crews still employ manual digging in areas next to buried piping, cabling, and other sensitive underground utilities.

Vacuum Excavating vs Manual Digging

While manual digging is safer than digging with a backhoe, it is not a fool-proof method. When the soil is dense and hard, shoveling with a light touch to avoid damaging underground utilities isn’t possible. Sometimes force is required when using the digging tools. Full body weight applied to the shovel is often necessary. Sometimes sharp picks or even 20-pound digging bars with sharp edges are slammed into the ground to break apart the soil before it is shoveled out.

Using these manual tools with such force risks damaging underground cabling and piping, especially when you aren’t 100% sure of their precise location. Surface erosion and past landscaping work can change their depth. Tree roots can displace their position as well. This uncertainty is often the case when using very old drawings or blueprints. Striking a tool against a big cast iron sewer pipe may not cause harm, but what about a small diameter fiber optic cable buried without a conduit? What if the piping has a protective coating?

Vacuum excavating will safely and efficiently do the work without exposing sensitive underground utilities to expensive damage. This technology uses pressurized water to break apart the soil while a vacuum pipe simultaneously draws out the water. What takes hours to do with shovels and picks is safely done in minutes with vacuum excavating technology.

4 Warriors Hydro Excavating has the best operators and techs in the industry and uses the best equipment. We work efficiently and safely, and will get the job done on time and within your price budget. To learn more about our services and for answers to your questions, please contact us.