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Hydro Excavation


Hydro Excavation is a non-mechanical, non-destructive method of locating underground utilities. This process allows for quick, clean, and precise surface removal which is more cost effective than using most conventional digging methods. Our equipment is environmentally safe, it eliminates accidental line breakage, and is the most efficient excavation method preferred by utility companies.

What is Hydro Excavation?

Hydro Excavation is a basic process that utilizes pressurized water and a vacuum source to remove natural soil materials at a controlled rate. Other names for this type of  excavation are commonly known as “vacuum excavation”, “potholing”, “hydro digging”, “hydro trenching”, or “soft digging”. Hydro Excavation allows for a more precise excavation which requires less backfill material, reduces labor force, minimizes site restoration, and has less environmental impact compared to other digging methods.

What is a Hydro Excavator?

A Hydro Excavator is a self-contained unit which is comprised of several pieces of equipment that offers a SAFE method of locating underground utilities or other structures. Hydro Excavators provide the most efficient service to customers with the risk of disaster being virtually eliminated.

Benefits of Hydro Excavation

Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) utilizes this process because it’s extremely quick to observe and record depths and locations of utilities. This also proves to be very effective when verifying and mapping utilities. Less material removed means jobs can be completed in a smaller time frame. Excavated materials can be safely stored inside a  containment unit without fear of runoff from piles of excavated dirt into municipal sewer systems or nearby waterways. Hydro Excavation is not an inconvenience to the public in the form of accidental floods, fires, or power outages caused by accidental line damage. It’s a proven fact that Hydro Excavation is rapidly gaining acceptance by utility companies everywhere as being the preferred method of exposing underground utilities.

So Why Use Hydro Ex?


  • Environmentally Safe

  • Less Material Removal

  • No Accidental Line Breakage

  • Great for Mapping Utilities

  • Reduces Job-site Footprint

  • Improves Turnaround Time

  • Only a Phone Call Away!