Perhaps you have heard about the hydro excavation method of digging soil, but are not sure if it will work for your particular application? Maybe you are just interested in learning more about this technologically-advanced technique? Either way, the following information will provide you with everything that you need to know about the topic. First and foremost, the hydro excavation method is both accurate and safe. As an added bonus it is also fast and efficient. The bottom line is that if you employ this cutting edge excavation method for your next project you will save money, time, and a whole lot of headaches.
So how does hydro excavation work? In essence, the equipment combines the use of high-pressure water and an air vacuum system. The highly pressurized water is sprayed through a hose in order to break up the soil. The vacuum then sucks up the slurry. The slurry is transported to a debris tank through the vacuum system. The debris tank is typically located on a vacuum truck, so it can be stored temporarily. The vacuum truck can easily drive off off site in order to dispose the slurry at another location. Hydro excavation can be utilized for any excavation related tasks including digging foundations and footings. In essence, it can completely replace traditional excavation methods.
Hydro excavation all but eliminates the need for heavy-duty machinery, such as excavators and backhoes, although those do still have their place for certain applications. It can also replace digging by hand in areas that are small, hard to reach, or delicate. For example, most utility companies are now utilizing the hydro excavation method to dig trenches for underground cable lines, gas lines, electric lines, and phone lines. Installing these utility lines is not a simple task. It actually has a tremendous amount of risks. The hydro excavation process has significantly reduced these risks due to its pinpoint accuracy. In essence, it has all but eliminated the concept of a shovel hitting a line by accident.
Hydro excavation is also picking up a great deal of steam when it comes to installing and fixing sewer pipes that are buried underground because it considerably decreases the risks that are associated with damaging the pipes while digging. This risk reduction saves both time and money by eliminating the need to repair these damages. In addition, hydro excavation eliminates many of the problems that are associated with traffic delays on the street, and overcrowding on the work site itself. This is due to the fact that the equipment can be located at a distance from the work area. Hydro excavation is far more economical than the traditional excavation method.
It only takes one or two workers to operate the system, which reduces manpower. The hydro excavation process is a lot faster than the traditional excavation method. That means it reduces man-hours. Last but certainly not least, whenever you can eliminate the use of excavators and backhoes it reduces the chance of injury to workers on the job site.
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