Hydro Excavation is an excavation method that is used for both digging and moving dirt. Here is how it works. Highly pressurized water is sprayed out of a special hose and nozzle in order to break up the soil. An air vacuum is then used to transfer the soil to a debris tank. The debris tank is typically mounted to a truck. That way, the soil can be temporarily stored in the tank, or transported off of the site for disposal. A vacuum truck is typically used in conjunction with the hydro excavation equipment. Hydro excavation is incredibly useful for multiple industries.
For example, construction companies can utilize it for digging foundations. It can also be used to excavate for the repair or installation of plumbing pipes and sewer lines. Hydro excavation makes it far easier to install posts and poles as well. The benefits that it offers make it a popular excavation choice across a great deal of industries. This is due to the fact that conventional excavation methods are not nearly as accurate. By conventional excavation methods we are referring to digging by hand with shovels, and digging with large pieces of equipment such as backhoes.
When conventional excavation methods are utilized it requires the need to back fill with soil once the job is complete. In addition, manual digging is incredibly labor intensive for construction workers, not to mention that is also extremely time consuming. Heavy-duty machines present safety risks to the labor force, and also cause a great deal of damage to the surrounding areas. It is also incredibly expensive to operate the machinery. The good news is that the hydro excavation method all but eliminates these problems since it is non-mechanical, environmentally friendly, and safe.
Hydro excavation gets the job done much faster with far more accuracy, and a lot less effort. This all leads to lower excavation related costs, which is good for the bottom line. As mentioned above, hydro excavation provides a manner in which to dig and move dirt in a far safer manner. In essence, it is a non-destructive solution that significantly reduces or even eliminates accidents on the job site. The hydro excavation equipment can be positioned far away from the actual excavation site.
That means that it can be utilized in hard to reach spaces that cannot be reached by heavy-duty excavation equipment. It also reduces the amount of traffic and congestion at the job site. Last but certainly not least, hydro excavation is far more precise and accurate when compared to traditional excavation methods. For example, it is so precise that the method does not cause damage to surrounding pipes and utilities that are buried underground. That is exactly why gas companies, cable companies, and electrical companies rely on hydro excavation when performing installations and making repairs.
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