Hydro excavation is quickly becoming the go to excavation method for a wide variety of applications. This is due to the fact that it provides contractors, developers, property owners, and utility companies a far more effective and significantly less dangerous way to dig and move dirt. It does not require heavy-duty machinery, large trucks, or an intense amount of labor. That means hydro excavation is able to reduce both the costs and the risks that are associated with the more traditional excavation methods.
So if hydro excavation reduces the amount of labor needed to complete a project, and eliminates the use of heavy-duty equipment and machinery, how does it actually work? The answer may surprise you. Hydro excavation utilizes the combination of highly pressurized water along with an air vacuum system to displace and remove soil. To explain further, the highly pressured water digs the soil, and the air vacuum system transfers that soil to a debris tank. The debris tank is typically part of a vacuum truck, which means it is portable and can be easily removed from the job site. The hydro excavation method is perfect for many industries and applications.
First and foremost, it is used to excavate job sites for constructing new buildings. Hydro excavation is also the preferred excavation method for digging trenches that are utilized to install utilities, plumbing pipes, and sewer lines. In addition, hydro excavation is the ideal way to dig holes for the installation of posts and poles. The benefits of hydro excavation have made the method extremely popular in both the construction and industrial arenas. Conventional excavation methods such as the usage of backhoes or shoveling by hand are not nearly as accurate for digging dirt.
Both of those old school methods require the need to backfill once the excavation job is complete. That means more time, more labor, and more money. In addition, digging by hand with a shovel puts a great physical strain on the labor force, which tends to result in injuries. Heavy machinery poses safety risks to the labor force and also causes damage to the environment. The good news is that the hydro excavation method all but eliminates these situations.
Hydro evacuation is eco-friendly, non-mechanical, and completely safe. Hydro excavation also completes the job in a far quicker manner, with far more accuracy, and far less effort from the labor force. When you add all of that up, the service is far better, more efficient, and more cost effective. The hydro excavation equipment can actually be positioned at a distance from the area that requires the excavation. That means it can fit into tight spaces where large mechanical equipment simply cannot fit.
For example, if you are adding an addition to an existing building there may not be enough room on the jobsite to fit all of that heavy-duty mechanical equipment that is needed for traditional excavation methods. The flexibility in placing the hydro excavation equipment also goes a long way in avoiding or at least significantly reducing traffic at the excavation site. Last but certainly not least, the accuracy of the hydro excavation method all but eliminates that damage to surrounding pipes, wires, and cables when being utilized in utility applications.
If you have any questions about hydro excavation, 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