Why Potholing is Your New Best Friend

When you have a major digging job that needs to be done, it may feel like one excavation company is as good as any other. But as we will soon learn, that isn’t the case, especially when underground structures and utility lines are involved. 4 Warriors Hydro Excavation should be your first call and the reason why can be summed up in one word: potholing.

Why Potholing is Your New Best Friend

Potholing: A Primer

No, it has nothing to do with the potholes that make your commute to work a pain. That’s a job for your city council. Potholing here refers to an excavation method that swaps tedious manual labor for quick and precise incisions to locate any electrical or utility lines that are part of a job. In the past, we had to rely on backhoes and back-breaking work by hand, which often resulted in injuries to both workers and to anything they struck by accident. Recognizing the immense need for a better option, 4 Warriors opted to revolutionize potholing with the power of hydro excavation.

How It Works

As these lines and cables were placed one after the other over decades, workers were not always diligent about mapping out exactly where everything is. This made each dig risky and uncertain. Now, we can make our own map.

  1. First, the surface level is removed
  2. Next, precise water sprays are injected into the earth and gravel to break them up
  3. Then, everything is sucked up via vacuum tube, leaving the work area completely clear, ready for later use as backfill
  4. The exposed pipes, lines, and cables are then accurately mapped on GPS
  5. Finally, the work is completed and the backfill ready to be replaced

With the power of water, potholing has never been easier. It has never been cheaper or quicker, either, since this wondrous method also happens to be far more cost-effective and efficient than the other guys. That’s why there’s really only one choice when it comes to your digging needs.

At 4 Warriors, our highly trained team can assist you will all your excavation needs. Feel free to contact us at any time. Thank you and God bless!