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Hydro-Excavation is high pressure water used to loosen soil, rocks, clay, gravel and other earth material while it is continually “sucked up” into a debris tank for later disposal. This process is clean and safe! It will not damage tree roots, hydro lines, telecommunications or existing plumbing infrastructure.
A Safe, Environmentally Friendly
Way to Loosen Earth & Debris
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& Drain Clients
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As a homeowner, contractor, or developer, it is your responsibility to ensure that any projects outside are carried out safely.
If you’re doing any work that involves digging including: installing a fence, excavating for a pool, digging up a tree, it is important to get the utility locations marked before breaking ground to avoid hitting anything underground.
Underground networks of services and utilities including power lines might be buried on your property. Accidentally hitting one could result in serious consequences ranging from property damage, a power outage, or a serious and possibly fatal injury.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Hydro Excavation is one of the safer ways to dig under sensitive locations. Using Hydro Excavation removes the need for sharp edges or metal equipment, which is responsible for many of the incidents and damages that happen each year.
Hydro Excavation allows for digging to be done year round, even in cold temperatures. Trucks are equipped with heated water systems to break through frozen soil.
Our team uses a highly-powered, high-pressure water wand that cuts through rock, soil, and debris. The slurried mess that the mixture creates is then suctioned into an excavation truck.
- Excavation as deep as 70 feet
- Excavation as far as 500 feet from the truck
- Safely complete excavation process in messy or sensitive areas
- Safely complete excavation process under overhead restrictions
- Minimize the ground disturbance leaving as small of a footprint as possible
- Eliminate potential damage to underground infrastructure
- Eliminate potential delays due to damage to utilities
There are a few key factors that determine the cost of a Hydro Excavation:
- The type of excavation that is needed:
- Potholing (Digging in pre-determined areas)
- Slot Trenching (Digging in smaller trenches to locate unknowns)
- Box Digging (Digging in a larger area, in lieu of traditional excavation)
- Is there water on site?
- How close is the excavation truck able to get to the site?
- Is there a disposal place on site?