If you’re planning a project that requires excavation work, you should be aware of a technologically advanced method that saves both time and money, and can be utilized in areas that just are not practical for large, heavy-duty equipment. Hydro excavation utilizes the combination of highly pressurized water and a commercial vacuum truck in order to move soil in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. In essence, water is sprayed through a customized nozzle at a high rate of pressure to break up the dirt.

A high-powered vacuum system is then used to remove the dirt, which has actually turned to slurry at this point, away from the excavation site. The slurry is vacuumed up and stored in the tank of the vacuum truck where it can be stored for the short term, or removed from the job site for permanent disposal. Think of it on a small scale. For example, let’s say you spray a small mound of dirt with a garden hose that’s set on the strongest spray setting. The stream of water will break up the small mound of dirt. The next step would be to vacuum up the combination of dirt and water, which is the slurry, with a wet/dry vacuum.

The slurry stays in the wet dry vacuum until you dump it out. On this small scale, the wet dry vacuum is the vacuum truck. Now that you have a better understanding of how the hydro excavation process works, it’s now time to explain how the benefits work. First and foremost, it’s a good thing whenever you can avoid the use of heavy-duty excavation equipment on a construction site. Bulldozers, backhoes, and excavators are expensive to operate. The machinery itself is incredibly costly, and so are the operational costs. In fact, heavy-duty equipment operators are some of the highest paid laborers on the entire construction site.

In addition, it takes significantly longer to move dirt with bulldozers, backhoes, and excavators than it does with the combination of highly pressurized water and a vacuum system. That means your excavation project will not only take longer to complete with the traditional excavation method, it will also cost a lot more money. There are always risks to both people and the environment when heavy-duty excavation equipment is used on your job site. Some of the most frequent and deadly accidents involve he4avy duty excavation equipment, not to mention what burning all of that diesel fuel does to the environment.

Hydro excavation is far less dangerous, and is environmentally friendly. When it comes to excavation projects, you have a far better option. We are your Massachusetts hydro excavation company

If you have any questions about the hydro excavation method, or would like to learn more about how it can help you in the field, 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.