Part One of this article explained what hydro excavation is. It also provided you with some examples of the best uses for this technologically advanced excavation method. As you known, hydro excavation is the fastest, safest, and most economical method of digging holes. As a reminder, it combines the use of highly pressurized water, and an industrial strength vacuuming system that excavates and removes soil. The traditional excavation method utilizes heavy-duty excavation equipment to dig large holes in the ground.
Traditional excavation takes considerably more time, costs significantly more money, and can cause a great deal of damage to the surrounding areas.
The following information will present you with even more applications for hydro excavation.
Hydro Excavation Is Perfect For Remote Digging
Traditional mechanical based excavation methods simply do not work in tight spaces, however there is a great need to dig in areas where large pieces of equipment simply cannot reach. Digging by hand with a shovel is far too labor intensive, and does not make economical sense. This is an area where hydro excavation comes into play. There are a plethora of fiber optic cable installations, updated telephone and water main installations, and other underground utility repairs that are located in hard to reach locations. Hydro excavation equipment uses a single, extendable hose that delivers the pressurized water, and immediately vacuums away the displaced soil and water.
That means hydro excavation equipment is not required to be located on the actual excavation site. For example, the hydro excavation mobile unit is parked on the street, the hose is extended to the area or areas that require excavation, the job is performed, and the truck simply drives away when the job is finished. This process greatly minimizes both the requirements and impact on the job site and surrounding areas. It also eliminates a great deal of inconvenience, and basically eliminates traffic congestion.
Hydro Excavation Is Perfect For Debris Removal
Did you know that hydro excavation is also the ideal method for removing debris and cleaning out a wide variety of structures without causing any damage to the surrounding areas or equipment? Unlike mechanical equipment, hydro excavation does not interact directly with the work area, and does not create the need to clean up additional debris. This saves both time and money. Hydro excavation is also an incredibly effective way to clean up spills and remove sludge.
Based on the precise and non-destructive manner of hydro excavation, debris can be removed without causing any damage to the surrounding areas. The method can also be performed remotely, and is great at removing debris from small, tight, and sensitive areas.
Hydro Excavation Is Perfect For Piling Hole Digging
The accuracy of the hydro excavation method makes it ideal for piling hole excavation, which is the digging of holes of varying depths and diameters for all types of pilings. This can be accomplished quickly and safely with hydro excavation. Since hydro excavation is a non-destructive process, underground utilities that may be uncovered during excavation are not harmed, compared to the high risk of damage that exists with the use of manual or traditional digging equipment and methods.
In conclusion, hydro excavation is the ideal choice for a wide variety of excavation applications. It may very well end up completely replacing traditional mechanical excavation methods. If you have any questions about hydro excavation or would like an estimate, please Contact us today. Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for hydro excavation services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952.