What Is Hydro-Excavation?
Hydro-excavation is a non-destructive method of removing soil using pressurized water. First, a high-pressure water wand is used to break up the soil, creating a mud slurry. Next, a vacuum removes the slurry from the excavation area and transfers it to a debris tank on the excavation truck. Our crews commonly use hydro-excavation to reveal existing utility lines and pipe systems underground.
Benefits of Hydro-Excavation
Compared with mechanical excavators, hydro-excavators dig more precisely; the soil is softened and vacuumed instead of scooped with sharp metal equipment.
Hydro-excavation limits the risk of injury and damage that could be caused by accidentally cutting into underground utilities.
Hydro-excavation is time-efficient and cost-efficient. It prevents project delays that could be caused by underground utility damage. It also requires less manpower than manual digging.
Delta is committed to completing all projects safely and efficiently. We are proud to have our own in-house hydro-excavation truck (commonly referred to as a “hydrovac”) to help us with our underground work.
- Exploratory Digging
- Utility Locating & Trenching
- Documented Results