Why You Need Hydro Excavation for Line Location

Line location is a critical part of the excavation process and it is one that comes with considerable risk. That’s why you need a company with the latest tools to get the job done and 4 Warriors is just the team to handle all your line locate needs.

Why You Need Hydro Excavation for Line Location

A Persistent Problem

When we first started laying utility lines underground, we needed effective excavation methods but had to make do with manual labor. Nowadays, however, the problem has only grown. There are increasing numbers of buried utility lines being installed and an increasing need for the existing lines to be maintained. It was already a delicate balance between water, sewer, electric, as well as natural gas lines without underground traffic light and telecommunication cables being thrown into the mix as well. Much of the time these are not mapped out in a comprehensive and accessible way, so without proper training and tools excavation can lead to situations where workers are injured and one or multiple utility lines are damaged.

Safer, Cheaper, Better

By necessity, much of this work has been done either by manual labor or heavy machinery in the past. But today we have a much more reliable and cost efficient method in the form of hydro excavation. Here’s how it works. First, it makes a hole in the ground via pressurized water blasts, breaking up all the dirt and gravel. Second, a high-powered vacuum sucks all the debris out into a container. Finally, it is transported conveniently offsite. Because of the precision water blasts, there is no risk of cutting utility lines or exposing them to danger. If that wasn’t enough, it saves more time as well, allowing a smaller crew to get the job done ahead of schedule.

When you’re ready to make the switch to the cutting edge in excavation technology, 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating’s highly experienced team is ready to help. Feel free to contact us at any time. Thank you and God bless!