Water is one of the most powerful forces in nature and one look at the Grand Canyon is all it takes to see just how well it cuts through rock and stone. Of course, most people don’t have millions of years to wait for their excavation to be completed. Fortunately, hydro excavation doesn’t take more than a few hours to complete the same task.
Hydrovac excavation is a non-destructive method that relies upon high-water pressure and powerful vacuums to remove rock and soil. This process makes it speedy and safe to expose buried cables and pipes. Unlike backhoes and other heavy equipment, high pressure water hoses are safer for workers to use and make cleanup a breeze when it’s time to fill up the hole.
Hydrovacs are capable of digging through all soil types, including hard clay. This equipment can even dig right through ground that has been frozen solid. Most machines have the ability to dig up to 60′ deep and at a distance nearly 600′ from the pumping truck. This range gives clients considerable flexibility and makes it easy for the operators to reach even the most inaccessible of locations on a client’s property.
The hydro excavation process is completed by a worker managing a high pressure water tube and guiding the handheld wand precisely where it needs to go. This precision allows for the digging of a much smaller hole than can be achieved with heavy equipment. As the water blasts away the soil and rock, this debris is vacuumed into an onboard debris tank. Once the project is complete, the debris can be pumped back into the ground.
Hydrovacs can be used for slot trenching, piling hole excavation, daylighting and posthole drilling, remote digging, and cold weather digging. Hydro excavation is ideal for exposing utility lines and removing debris. This method is highly effective in the oil and gas industry, power/utilities, industrial applications, and general construction.
Hydro excavation is one of the most eco-friendly forms of drilling. This process requires less fuel to operate the equipment and it is non-polluting. The only chemical substance being put into the ground is pure H20 (water).
Further, hydro excavation is more cost effective. This process requires a fraction of the time of other drilling methods. More holes can be drilled to the proper depth in a shorter period of time. This means that repairs can be conducted faster than other methods and cleanup is minimal. All of this translates into shorter downtime for a client’s home or business operations. Hydro excavation services are a genuine convenience that clients appreciate and benefit from.
For more information about hydro excavation and the services we offer, contact Badger Daylighting of West Texas. Give us a call today at (806) 676-5125 or Contact Us via email. You can also visit us in person at 712 Milam St. in Amarillo, Texas.