Did you know that hydro excavation is the fastest way to excavate the ground? It’s also the most cost effective. So, why do the vast majority of developers and construction companies still use the traditional excavation method even though it takes a lot longer and is considerably more expensive? The answer is simple. People are afraid of change. The bottom line is that they get used to having heavy-duty equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and commercial dump trucks driving around their job sites for weeks on end.
They are used to these machines digging holes and then filling in those holes once the foundation or other sub-surface element is installed. The traditional excavation method has been around for many years now. However, it’s incredibly expensive, and time consuming. Smart developers and construction managers are now turning to the hydro excavation method. It’s a rather simple yet high-tech way to excavate. Here’s how it works. All that is needed is an industrial vacuum truck, a high pressure water source, a few hoses, and two (2) technicians.
The highly pressurized water is sprayed from the hose onto the area of the ground that requires excavation. The water quickly turns the soil into a slurry that is sucked up by another hose. The slurry travels through the hose until it reaches the storage tank located on the vacuum truck. At that point, it can be stored on a temporary basis until the soil/slurry is permanently removed from the job site. Hydro excavation is so precise and laser-like that it only removes the amount of soil that’s needed for the foundation or other sub-structure.
That means there is no need to backfill the foundation or sub-structure once it’s installed. That saves a significant amount of time. It also saves a significant amount of labor and operation costs to run the heavy-duty machines such as fuel. As an added bonus, the hydro excavation method can reach small and tight areas that are unreachable by heavy-duty excavation equipment. In fact, the vacuum truck can park on the street, and the hydro excavation process can take place up to thirty (30) feet away.
When all is said and done, hydro excavation can be performed in a fraction of the time when compared to the traditional excavation method. It’s also a fraction of the cost. So, if you’re looking for a great way to save time and money on your next construction project, look towards the hydro excavation method. Both your budget and your timeline will thank you for it.
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