A super-efficient alternative to traditional trenching that significantly reduces the time, labor, and fees associated with removing soil.
Hydro Excavation is the process of removing or moving soil with pressurized water. A vacuum is then used to transfer the soil or debris to a storage tank. This allows for a non-abrasive and more accurate way to excavate soil and locate underground utilities.
The popularity of hydro excavation today started with oil and gas industries in Canada. The Canadian contractors were able to see the efficiency of hydro excavation as compared to other methods.
The cold weather in Canada often caused the soil to be frozen. This made it harder to excavate using traditional methods. Canadian contractors discovered that using hydro excavation with heated water was a good way to get the job done.
While the Intermountain temperatures aren’t quite as extreme as a Canadian winter, it’s still quite cold and this technology has proven to be a game changer, allowing crews to effectively perform even during very cold weather.