Are you familiar with the concept of hydro excavation? In essence, hydro excavation is a digging method that has become incredibly popular in recent years due to the fact that it is fast, affordable, and non-destructive. So what exactly is hydro excavation? We’re glad you asked. The hydro excavation process removes soil with highly pressurized water that is sprayed at the ground. A vacuum system is then utilized to move the soil from the job site to a debris tank that is typically mounted on a vacuum truck that is located within the proximity of the job site.

Although this may sound a bit complicated, it is actually a fairly simple process. The concept of hydro excavation is the large-scale version of removing a small mound of dirt from your yard with a garden hose and a standard wet/dry Shop Vac. You would spray the garden hose at the ground until the area that you are spraying turns into slurry, which is a mixture of dirt and water. In order to remove the slurry from the area, you would then utilize a standard wet/dry Shop Vac to literally suck up the slurry. The slurry is stored inside the Shop Vac until you dump it out.

Hydro excavation works in the same exact manner, but of course on a much larger scale. The hydro excavation process is not only non-destructive; it is also far more accurate. Think about it this way. Hydro excavation removes large pieces of heavy-duty construction equipment from the equation. When bulldozers, backhoes, and excavators are used to dig large holes in the ground they typically leave a path of destruction in their wake. For example, when the standard excavation method is used to dig a foundation, that foundation must be back filled once it is finished.

That means far more earth was actually removed than was needed for the space of the foundation. The bottom line is that is a waste of both time and money. First and foremost, it takes a lot of time to backfill a foundation with heavy-duty construction equipment. All of those additional hours add up to a significant amount of money in both labor and operational costs. The far more accurate hydro excavation method means far less if any backfill. Not only does it reduce the time it takes to install a foundation, it also saves both time and money because it eliminates the need to store the back fill on the job site until it is needed.

Hydro excavation also eliminates the need to move the dirt back to the foundation area for the back filling process. The bottom line is that the less dirt you need to move around, the more money and time you will save on any construction related project.

If you have any questions about hydro excavation services in New England, or would like to schedule service we are happy to help. 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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