Hydro Excavation is a form of non-destructive digging used to break apart and remove soil or terrain. The highly pressurised water loosens the ground sucking the soil into the debris storage tank with the help of a vacuum hose. Hydro excavation is a relatively safe means of soil excavation, it’s cost-effective, timely and accurate.
How Hydro Excavation Works?
Hydro excavation equipment combines high-pressure water with air vacuum. Through the use of a jetting rod similar to a household gurney, a standalone vacuum truck equipped with a water reservoir and a debris tank, sucks the debris, and transfers the soil or debris into the debris tank.
What is Hydro Excavation used for?
Hydro Excavation is an ideal excavating method when working close to power cables, sewerage, telecommunication, and fibre optic lines. It is a safe and reliable excavating method compared to traditional methods which can be very dangerous when working close to utilities.
Hydro excavation has a wide range of applications such as confined digging, trenching, potholing, utility service repairs, tight space works and piling to name a few.
What are the Benefits of Hydro Excavation?
There are a number of benefits associated with hydro excavation. It is now the most preferred digging method because of its accuracy and efficiency.
The main benefit of hydro excavation is that it provides better safety and damage control, it does a better job of digging and reduces accidents and injuries compared with traditional methods of excavation.