Locating Pipes and Cables

The Many Benefits And Applications Of Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation is a method of digging holes using water pressure and then vacuuming the dirt out, all by using a single vacuum truck. It may seem weird at first, but if you think about it more, water is actually better at digging at certain instances. Here are some of the times when hydro excavating is actually preferred over the traditional method of digging.

There was a time when vacuum trucks were only used in cleaning out septic tanks and industrial storage tanks. But when it was discovered that water inside the trucks can actually be pressurized and used like a water jet to cut through the dirt, hydro excavating services began to lift off and become the method of choice of some engineering firms.

 When the excavation is on public areas

If you need to dig a rather large hole in places where people usually congregate, like in parks and similar areas, you need to dig without creating too much of a mess. If you use hydro excavation methods, since water is used to loosen up the soil, there will be no billowing dust clouds that are kicked up during the excavation process; this means that the general public will not be too inconvenienced by the excavation and can go on with their normal routines.

Another great thing about using hydro excavating methods is that a single vacuum truck is all that is needed for the project, as compared to hiring a mechanized shovel and a dump truck when using traditional methods; this means the excavation is done faster and at a much lower cost.

When there are utility lines buried underground

If the excavation is within large towns or cities like Sydney or Wollongong, it is almost guaranteed that you will not be able to dig more than a meter deep without running into some utility pipes. There are kilometers of pipelines buried underneath the city that carries water, gas, electric lines, and other important utilities that is supplied to the hundreds of thousands of residents; if you hit any one of these pipelines and damage them, you are in for some massive repair costs and you will also get fined by the city.

Hydro excavation is crucial when you need to dig in a place where there are dozens of buried pipelines because unlike regular digging methods, the water pressure can be reduced so that it will only loosen the dirt around the pipelines without causing any kind of damage.

These are just some of the many uses and benefits that hydro excavation methods can provide. If it has grabbed your interest and made you want to find out more, then you should visit our company’s website for more information.

We have clients from all over Sydney, New South Wales, and in the neighboring towns and suburbs as well, and they can all tell you that when it comes to hydro excavating services, our company is one of the best. If you want to avail of our hydro excavation as well as our leak detection services, you only need to send us a message through our website or through our company email, and we will do our best to help you as soon as we can.

Absolute Locating Services 
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9939 6978
andrew@absolutelocating.com.au

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