Hydro Excavation is the process of using pressurized water and a vacuum source to loosen and remove soil. The process reduces the potential damage to the underground infrastructure while maintaining a productive rate of the excavation where utilities may be buried.
Improved safety and damage prevention top the list of key benefits of hydro-excavation. An underground utility strike can be catastrophic, affecting thousands of people and costing millions of dollars. A single incident may cause property damage, personal injury or death.
PA ONE CALL
Normal excavation requires that an excavator place a "One Call" to locate all underground facilities in the area. Locating underground facilities are very difficult and subject to error. When digging in areas where you can't determine what is underground, the best thing you can do is dig using Hydro Excavation. We can excavate these areas, slicing through hard and/or frozen ground, while keeping crews safe and utilities undamaged.
When you have an emergency such as a utility failure (Cable failure, water pipe break, etc...) it may be urgent that the facility is excavated immediately. With Hydro Excavation you can dig immediately without haveing to perform and wait for a "One Call" to cleared and marked. Hydro Excavation is considered a soft dig technique and can be performed without the needed to place a "One Call". This can greatly increase the time to place a utility & customers back in service.
We maintain a fleet of trucks that can be used all over the North East region of the United States. Our highly trained operators can excavate as far as 200 feet from the truck. We can also perform work that requires storage of the hazardous waste material in a Vac Box to be removed from the site and properly disposed of.