Did you know that hydro excavation is significantly faster, far more efficient, and considerably safer when compared to the traditional excavation method? Thanks to hydro excavation, you don’t need to use any heavy-duty equipment, shovels, or manpower in order to dig holes in ground. It’s so much easier to use highly pressurized water to turn the soil into sludge. So, what do you do with all of that sludge? You vacuum it up. That is the basic principle behind hydro excavation. Here’s how it works. A vacuum truck will pull up to your property or job site that needs to be excavated.

An experienced hydro excavation operator will excavate the area using a special highly pressurized hose. In essence, he or she will spray water at the ground. The hydro excavation hose nozzle is incredibly precise. It only removes the soil that needs to be removed for whatever is being installed such as a foundation. That means there is no back fill to deal with. Imagine how much money you can save on that aspect alone. In essence there is no backfill to store and move around from place to place on the job site. The excavation job is so precise that there is no need to backfill the hole, but back to how the hydro excavation process works.

When water is sprayed at the ground it creates a mixture of water and dirt called mud or slurry. That’s exactly where the commercial vacuum truck comes into play. The vacuum truck sucks up the slurry quickly removing it from the jobsite. The slurry is then stored in a tank that is attached to the vacuum truck. From there it can be permanently removed from the job site. The hydro excavation technician simply drives the truck away and disposes of the slurry in the proper and legal manner.

In fact, hydro excavation is so precise that it has fast become the preferred excavation method of utility companies. This is due to the fact that utility companies need to be incredibly careful when excavating trenches for underground cable lines, electric lines, gas lines, and plumbing pipes. This holds particularly true when utility companies need to excavate trenches that are located directly next to or even near existing utility lines and or pipes. Technology can be a great thing.

Even though the construction industry is slow to adapt to new technology, imagine where we’d be without power tools. It would take ten times as long to hammer in a nail or cut a board. The same holds true when you compare hydro excavation to the traditional excavation method. We highly suggest that you try the hydro excavation method on your next project. You will soon see the difference and positive impact that it will have on your installation.

If you have any questions about our hydro excavation services or would like to schedule service, 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. 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.

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