Hydro Excavation Provides Fast, Safe Digging
Whether digging new installations or making repairs on existing facilities, the cost of a utility strike is high in terms of penalties, repair costs and lost time. Call Mid America Drain for hydro excavation to safely uncover pipes and sewers or to dig trenches for new installations.
Hydro Excavation is the ideal alternative to backhoes and hand digging in areas with buried utilities because it is faster, much safer, and more precise than conventional digging methods.
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Highly efficient and highly affordable, there are many applications available: we have safely uncovered data cables for Mastercard; made it possible for new fiber optic wire to be laid down and have removed soil for new construction as well as add-ons.
How Does Hydro Excavation Work?
Hydro excavation uses a high pressure stream of water to loosen soil. Unlike digging with a backhoe or by hand, hydro excavation allows for precise digging that will not break or damage existing pipes or utilities in the dig area.
A vacuum system collects the resulting water and soil slurry and stores it in a debris tank, eliminating the need for large piles of soil and extensive cleanup.
The Benefits Of Hydro Excavation
The benefits of hydro excavation include:
- Precise digging
- Better damage and safety control compared to mechanical digging
- Smaller dig area than a backhoe
- Much faster than hand digging
- Less equipment is needed – one hydro excavation truck with debris tank
- Eliminates soil runoff into municipal sewer systems or natural waterways from large dig piles
Applications Of Hydro Excavation In The Construction Industry
The speed and precision of hydro excavation makes it ideal for digging trenches for line installation and making holes for pole installation.
It is also used for potholing and daylighting; excavation methods used to safely expose underground pipes and lines, making their location known or to allow inspection for damage.
Another application of hydro excavation is for the inspection and repair of underground pipes and sewers. This method provides a safe and fast means of exposing the pipes.
Using hydro excavation in landscaping provides accurate digging without disturbing the surrounding soil.
Mid America Drain Does Hydro Excavation Throughout The Midwest
For a list of states in which we offer Hydro Excavation, see our Areas of Service page.