What is Hydro-excavation?
Hydro-excavation is also known as hydro-digging, hydro-trenching, vacuum evacuation, or soft digging. The non-mechanical and non-destructive process of this method combine pressurized water and a high flow of moving air to simultaneously excavate native soils at a controlled rate. During the course of a typical hydro-excavation operation, the soil and water slurry is conveyed via an 8-inch tube to a truck-mounted debris tank. The control of the flow water stream permits a remarkable amount of accuracy in operations. Because only material necessary for repair or inspection needs to be removed, hydro-excavation may be a perfect fit – especially when compared with the large, less-than-accurate excavator or backhoe buckets traditionally used.
With our hydro-excavation services, Pro Serve Inc. provides the safest, most cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of excavation. Our potholing method allows contractors to visually check where underground utilities and pipelines are located. Also, our procedures reduce the risk of damage to underground equipment and can be done with minimal mess and clean-up.
Pro Serve Inc. offers a comprehensive, technical approach to assist you in planning and designing your unique hydro-excavation solution. We utilize Gap-Vax hydro-excavation equipment that executes precise excavation results while controlling costs and maintaining your project schedule. Call us for a free consult and estimate.
What do we use Hydro-excavation for?
- Vessel/Tank Cleaning
- Indoor Excavation
- Drainage Ditches
- Locating Utilities/Pipelines
- Pipeline Tie-ins
- Excavating hard to reach and hazardous areas