Pros of Hydro Excavation Over Traditional Digging in NZ
Keeping risks to a minimum should always be a top priority when considering worksite excavation safety in New Zealand. Traditional digging methods can be dangerous, with risks ranging from damaged water pipes to gas line ruptures. Hydro excavation offers a safe digging alternative. In this blog post, CST Group discusses the safety advantages of water excavation over traditional digging methods.
Hazards of Traditional Digging Methods
Traditional methods, such as hand digging and mechanical excavation, can be dangerous for several reasons. Firstly, these methods can damage underground utilities, such as gas lines and water mains, resulting in costly repairs or a tragedy, such as gas leaks or water contamination. Furthermore, traditional digging methods threaten your worker’s safety by exposing them to various risks ranging from trench collapses and cave-ins to accidents caused by falling objects.
Hydro Excavation: How Does it Work?
Hydro excavation is a beneficial and non-destructive alternative to traditional digging methods. Our hydrovac trucks use high-pressure water to break up the soil and then uses a vacuum to remove the debris. This allows for a precise excavation that minimises the risk of damage.
Hydro Excavation is a Safer Alternative
One of the main advantages of using hydro excavation for excavation safety is the reduced risk of utility damage. The high-pressure water used in hydro excavation is precise and non-invasive, allowing workers to safely excavate around underground utilities without causing any damage. This can prevent costly repairs and avert potential disasters such as gas leaks or contamination of water sources. In addition to being safer for underground utilities, hydro excavation is also safer for workers.
Environmental Benefits of Hydro Excavation
Another advantage of hydro excavation is its environmental benefits. Traditional digging methods can also have adverse environmental impacts, such as causing soil erosion, damage to tree roots and disrupting wildlife habitats. Hydro excavation, on the other hand, minimises environmental impact because of its non-invasive nature.
Cost Savings With Hydro Excavation
Hydro excavation can be cost-effective, particularly for projects that require precise excavation. The precision of the hydrovac system can reduce the need for costly repairs or replacement of damaged pipelines, resulting in significant cost savings. This type of excavation also reduces the need for manual labour and heavy machinery, which can be expensive to operate and maintain.
Hydro Excavation: A Safer Approach to Digging
Hydro excavation offers several safety advantages over traditional digging methods. The precision of the hydrovac system minimises the risk of damage to underground utilities and reduces the risk of worker accidents. By choosing Hydro excavation for safe digging, you can ensure a safer, greener and more efficient excavation process.
If you’re in need of hydro excavation services to perform a safe and efficient operation, feel free to contact CST Group online or call us on 0800 11 44 90.