Do you remember the days before computers when everything was done by hand? If you’re too young to have lived through those days picture adding and subtracting a bunch of numbers without the calculator on your smart phone or without any calculator for that matter. The hydro excavation process compared to the traditional excavation process is just like that. So, the question that remains is why are you continuing to do things the old way if there is a new and improved way of doing the same thing?
It simply doesn’t make sense. Yet, the construction industry as a whole is incredibly slow to adopt new technologies that improve the process. Many people in the construction industry still abide by the same old philosophy, “if it isn’t broken why fix it?” Well, it doesn’t need to be broke to be improved. The bottom line is that the hydro excavation saves a lot of time and a lot of money when compared to the old school way of excavating. You do not need to rely on a bunch of heavy-duty excavation equipment that’s incredibly expensive to operate in order to make a hole in the ground or expose something that is buried underground.
Backhoes, bulldozers, and commercial dump trucks costs thousands of dollars per day to operate in fuel costs alone. When you add in operator costs the price is through the roof. They also pose a real danger to people on the job site. Just think about how many backhoe, bulldozer, and dump truck accidents there is each year. Not to mention that these fuel guzzling machines happen to cause a great deal of pollution that negatively impacts the environment.
So, why do so many builders, developers, and general contractors continue to hire excavation companies that still use the traditional method? The bottom line is that they are afraid to make the change even though it is costing them time, resources, and of course money. If you are in a position to hire a hydro excavation company for your next project do not be afraid to make the change. The hydro excavation process takes a matter of days to complete instead of weeks or even months.
There is very little if any to backfill once the foundation or installation is complete due to the fact that the process is so precise. When all is said and done, hydro excavation is a fraction of the cost of traditional excavation. It’s also a lot safer because the process doesn’t involve any heavy-duty equipment. All it takes is a commercial vacuum truck that can be parked upwards of thirty (30) feet away on the street, highly pressurized water, and or two operators to handle the hose.
If you have any questions about our hydro excavation services, or would like to schedule an appointment we are happy to help. Please contact us today! 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.
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