We’re often asked by our customers across New England if hydro excavation is the best solution when it comes to excavating the ground. The answer to the question is yes. Hydro excavation is the best solution because it’s faster, and costs less money than the traditional excavation method. It’s also a lot safer and doesn’t damage the surrounding environment. First and foremost, the traditional excavation process takes a long time to complete. Major construction equipment, such as backhoes, commercial dump trucks, and excavators all need to arrive at the job site in conjunction with each other.
If a piece of equipment or multiple pieces of equipment are tied up on another job and fail to arrive on time it holds up the entire traditional excavation process. Once all the machinery is on site, excavation can begin. That means the backhoes, commercial dump trucks, and excavators need to maneuver around each other, which can be a logistical nightmare. It can also cause accidents and injuries to workers. In essence, the traditional excavation method is incredibly dangerous. Incidents occur all of the time. In fact, these accidents drive up the workers compensation insurance rates.
Speaking of expenses, it costs a lot of money to operate these machines. They guzzle fuel, which is at an all time high price right now and doesn’t seem to be coming down anytime soon. In addition, the hourly rate for the equipment operators is one of the most expensive in the construction industry. The bottom line is that a backhoe operator is making a lot more money per hour than a painter. You also need to factor in the cost of the equipment itself. Those machines cost millions of dollars to purchase. That means the traditional excavation contractors are factoring that into your bill as well.
When all is said and done you’re paying an arm and a leg for their services. The traditional excavation method also impacts the environment in a negative way because it burns a ton of fossil fuel. On the other hand, the hydro excavation method does not require the use of those machines. The process utilizes highly pressurized water to break up the ground and turn the dirt into slurry. The slurry is removed with a commercial vacuum truck. The hydro excavation process is so precise that little to zero backfill is needed once the structure is installed in the excavation area.
Hydro excavation takes a fraction of the time to complete and costs a fraction of the price. The job can typically be performed by two (2) workers, which saves a ton on labor.
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.
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