The Hydro Excavation Process: An Alternative To Traditional Methods

If you have been looking for a non-destructive process to excavate and evacuate soil, hydro excavation could be the process you have been searching for.  The hydro excavation process will provide you with a safe and improved alternative to traditional excavation methods you may have used in the past.

The Hydro Excavation Process: An Alternative To Traditional Methods

The hydro excavation process is one that uses pressurized water and industrial-strength vacuum to complete this process. When the dirt or soil begins to break up, the soil and the water will be taken by the extra-strength vacuum and into the debris tank.

The hydro excavation process has been around since the middle of the 1800s. During this time, a steam pump that was filled with pressurized water was used to wear down land. However, vacuum trucks became the common practice for hydro excavation during the 1970s and 1980s.

Vacuum trucks that are equipped with pressurized water are more preferred because of the ability to create holes in the ground without causing any damage to underground utilities. The pressurized water that vacuum trucks have can be used to successfully clean the bigger water lines like sewers and storm drains. Vacuum trucks and their pressurized water can also be used to clean any debris that has been left over.

As mentioned above, hydro excavation is better for utility lines. The majority of sewers and pipes are located under the soil. When using hydro excavation, the soil can be reached without having to worry about hitting a line. When using the hydro excavation process, the process will be easier and safer because you will not have to worry about causing any damage each time you dig.

Hydro excavation is also incredibly useful for cleaning sewers and pipes because of the strength of the water and the ability to collect debris. Pipes are less likely to become damaged using the hydro excavation process. It will not matter if you have an excavation project you need to complete or if drains and sewers need to be cleaned, the hydro excavation process can fulfill your needs.

If you need to get your drains or sewers running properly or if you have a project you need to complete, contact us today for information on our hydro excavation process and vacuum trucks.