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A Guide to Hydro Excavation for Construction

Hydro Excavation for Construction Digging in Waikato

Hydro excavation is an increasingly popular method for digging and excavation in the construction industry. With over 20 years of experience, we can provide you with all your hydro excavation needs. In this article, we explain what hydro excavation is, outline the steps involved, discuss the benefits of its application in the construction industry and highlight a real-world example of its use. Contact our team today for a quote.

What is Hydro Excavation?

Hydro excavation involves excavation of trenches by using highly pressurized, water to break up the soil, which is then sucked out using a heavy-duty vacuum and transported off-site. Hydro excavation is becoming more popular, particularly for its application in high-risk areas – working around underground services, etc. It allows safe and precise excavation, reduces the risk of damage, reduces labour and has a diminished environmental impact.

Steps Involved in Hydrovac

Construction excavation involves several steps to ensure it’s done effectively.

Step 1 – Prepare the Site

First, we prepare the site for hydrovac services by clearing debris and we can also make underground utilities, such as gas or water lines. This prevents damage to important infrastructure.

Step 2 – Set Up & Excavation of the Soil

Next, we position the truck where the hydro excavation will take place. We direct the high-pressure water on the surface of the site loosening up the soil to create a slurry. The vacuum on the truck removes the slurry and stores it in the spoil/waste tank on the truck.

Benefits of Hydrovac Services for Construction Digging

There are many benefits to using hydro excavation on your next construction project.

Fast and Efficient

Hydrovac is fast and efficient, outperforming manual digging in terms of speed and efficiency. The accuracy of locating services and working around them reduces the risk of potential delays by accidents or costly repairs to the services.

Environmentally Safe

This process is considered non-destructive digging, reducing the harm to the environment. Generating less dust, debris and run off compared to traditional methods. The accuracy of the excavation also allows for working around tree roots and preserving root systems.

Reduced Risk

Hydrovac is a safe and effective way for construction digging and cleaning operations to go ahead without damaging underground utilities. Because of the lack of collateral damage, there is less risk of disruption to surrounding areas.

Hydro excavation is an important modern practice that improves the efficiency and effectiveness of construction operations. Give our team in Waikato a call or contact us online to discover more about our service offering.

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