A Few Important Facts About Hydro Excavation

Did you know that hydro excavation is a technologically advanced method of excavating the ground? It can be used for all sorts of applications including excavating foundations, digging trenches, and even making holes for support structures such as footings. Hydro excavation can be utilized in residential, commercial, and industrial applications across a wide range of industries. If you haven’t heard of the process yet, it’s about time that you become well aware of it. This is due to the fact that hydro excavation saves developers, contractors, utility companies, and property owners time and money when the need for excavation arises.

So, how does the hydro excavation process work? First and foremost, it does not require a lot of heavy-duty equipment. In fact, hydro excavation contractors simply use a commercial vacuum truck, and a hydro set up. The commercial vacuum truck can be parked as far away as thirty (30) feet from the job site. The hydro set up is used to spray highly pressurized water at the ground in the exact area that needs to be excavated. The spray is so powerful that it can even remove dirt that contains rocks. When the dirt is sprayed with the water it turns into sludge.

The sludge and rocks are then removed with the vacuum hose that’s attached to the commercial vacuum truck. The sludge then enters into a storage tank that’s located on the commercial vacuum truck. It can be temporarily stored in the tank and easily driven off the site for permanent disposal. The hydro excavation process is so precise that it basically eliminates the need for backfill. That means the excavated dirt doesn’t need to pile up and sit on the job site until the structure is put into place and then backfilled. This saves a significant amount of time and money, which of course are two of the most valuable commodities.

Since the hydro excavation process is so precise, many utility companies across the globe have adopted it in order to dig trenches for the installation of cables, wires, and pipe. In essence, it’s an incredibly effective method of excavation that does little to no damage to the area that surrounds that excavation site. For example, when it comes to trenching, there may be cables,  wires or  pipes in the ground from other utility companies. It’s incredibly important not to ruin those cables, wires  or pipes. The bottom line is that when a highly trained and experienced technician sprays the pressurized water at the ground it’s like a laser that has the ability to make intricate and specific cuts.

Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is a fully licensed and bonded utility contractor that has the ability to pull the proper permits in municipalities across New England.

If you have any questions about our hydro excavation services, or would like to schedule an appointment we are happy to help. Please contact us today! Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for a vast variety of environmentally related services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. Please Contact us to learn more today.

Environmental related issues occur all of the time, and can strike at any time. That is exactly why you need to have a local and reliable environmental services company at the helm and ready to go whenever you actually need them.

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