Did you know that hydro-excavation is a non-destructive way to dig the ground? In essence, this cutting edge excavation method involves the combination of industrial strength vacuums, and high-pressure water to break up the soil and remove it into a portable storage tank that is typically attached to a truck. The hydro excavation method is particularly good for working conditions that require a high level of accuracy and precision. For example, a great deal of contractors utilize hydro-excavation when digging near underground utilities because it significantly reduces the risk of damaging those utilities.

Speaking of underground utilities, electrical, gas, phone , and cable companies utilize the hydro-excavation method when they need to expose the underground lines. In technical terms, it is called potholing or day lighting. The safe nature of hydro-excavation makes it possible for utility companies to expose their underground utility lines with far less risk than the traditional excavation method of digging by hand with shovels or using heavy-duty machinery.  In fact, potholing can be used as a quick and cost effective way to dig holes for the installation of telephone poles, posts, fences, and signs.

The hydro-excavation method is also useful when slot trenching is required. In essence, slot trenching is the excavation or digging of narrow trenches in the ground for the purpose of installing cables, pipes, and other utilities. Traditional slot trenchers tend to cause a great deal of damage when compared to hydro-excavation. That is why more and more professionals are now turning to this safer excavation method when installing sprinkler systems, and performing other in ground installations. Slot trenching can even be utilized when the ground is frozen, which helps increase productivity during the cold winter months in New England.

This is due to the fact that hydro-excavation trucks can be fitted with industrial strength water heaters that enable the water to tear through even the hardest ground. Hydro-excavation during the wintertime is a far superior option to the traditional ground thawing methods that require the use of burning coal or wood, which is not ideal for the environment and uses up expensive resources. The hydro excavation method can be used to remove debris. In fact, it is a great way to clean up sludge and spills that occur at commercial and industrial facilities.

In essence, the debris can be easily and quickly removed in a powerful manner without destroying anything in direct surroundings. Last but certainly not least; hydro-excavation is used for piling hole excavation due to its precision and proficient nature. The bottom line is that hydro excavation is useful in multiple applications.

If you have any questions about our 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.