Earth Vac offers Hydrovac solutions to eliminate the potential risks involved during any conventional excavation procedure. Our Hydrovac systems use high-pressure water and a powerful vacuum to quickly and cleanly remove soil and material to expose underground utilities. This non-destructive method of hydro excavation is a safe cost effective alternative to conventional mechanical hydro excavation techniques.
Today, one of the most critical problems during any conventional excavation procedure is the sudden strike or contact of an underground utility such as a pipeline or water main. Any damage to an underground utility can have results that range from an immediate consequence of loss of containment to a disruption of services. Disastrous results from minor nicks and cuts to a utility may not happen immediately, but could surface several years later, causing significant environmental or other damage in the vicinity of the utility.
Cold or frozen ground can be easily hydro excavated through any depth with the same advantages of minimal ground disturbance with decreased costs associated with hydro excavation restoration.
Hydro excavating offers advantages over traditional methods. Conventional excavation with a backhoe and dump truck requires more workers and disturbs a large area even when digging a small hole. Vacuum hydro excavating requires fewer crew members and a small, neatly hydro excavated footprint. This technique can also be used on frozen ground using heated water which eliminates delays caused by conventional thawing methods.