Hydro excavation equipment on a work site

An introduction to hydro excavation

Hydro excavation combines high-pressure water with a vacuum to provide a safer, more affordable and time-saving way to excavate. It’s also more efficient and accurate.

There are many applications for hydro excavation. It’s used for locating utility lines, potholing, daylighting and rehabilitating pipelines. It’s also used for line, sign and pole installation and location.

Hydro excavation is super-efficient. The pressurized water is used to move soil out of the way. The soil is then vacuumed up into a tank. This idea was started in Canada, where the ground is often hard from the cold weather. Canadians used hot water to help move soil, making their job more efficient. Hot water is not always needed with our hydro excavation projects, but it can be used if the ground is hard, allowing the job to go smoother.

More traditional trenching methods have a higher risk of hitting or damaging utility lines and structures underground. This can eat up additional time and result in costly repairs. Traditional trenching methods increase the risk of work-related injuries. Whereas hydro excavation allows for safety thanks to its precision.

Hydro excavation is less destructive and doesn’t cause as much disruption to daily life. If there is a nearby road, it’s less likely to back up traffic since the required equipment does not need to be too close to the source. The site also looks cleaner since it’s a more precise method and has a lower environmental impact.

Overall, there are many applications in which hydro excavation can come in handy. It’s a tool that benefits everyone involved from the client to the laborers on the job. This is because it can save the client time and money while reducing headaches and dangers for laborers. Laborers can also be more efficient on the job.

If you’d like to learn more about hydro excavation and find out if it will work for your job, we invite you to reach out to us at Americom. We believe this method creates a better service for the customer. Reach out to us today to schedule a free communication assessment at (801) 892-0500 or visit our website to learn more about what we have to offer. Hydro excavation is just one of the utility services we’re experienced with.

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