Hydro-Excavation is a form of excavating that has become very popular as a safer, non-destructive, and more accurate alternative to standard soil excavation. The process involves moving or removing soil, including any contaminants or debris in the soil, with pressurized water. A vacuum is then used to pull the soil out of its location and transfer it into a transportation tank.
History of Hydro-Excavation Services
The process of hydro-excavation first became popular in the oil industry when excavating contractors needed a more efficient and effective way to excavate soil in Canada, where the ground was cold and often frozen solid. By combining high-pressure water equipment together with an air vacuum, contractors soon developed the equipment that’s known today as Hydro-Excavation.
Applications for the Process
There are number of very useful applications of Hydro-Excavation equipment, including:
- Removal of any contaminated soil and/or hazardous spills from the ground
- Easy, non-destructive identification of utility and water lines in soil
- Installation of lines, poles and signs for the construction industry
- Assistance in the repair and replacement of sewers and pipes with easy and precise excavation
- Assistance in the landscaping industry for accurate excavation and planting
Our Hydro-Excavation Equipment
At Evergreen AES, in order to provide our customers with the best professional service possible, we have invested in advanced Hydro-Excavation equipment and training for our environmental technicians.
Our fleet includes 3 Hydro-Excavation trucks, including a 2017 Guzzcavator, 2015 Jetter Hydro Excavation, and a 2015 Cusco Hydro-Excavation Unit, all perfect for any soil excavation or precise soil removal in any application.
If your company is ever in need of any type of soil excavation or hazardous waste removal from contaminated soil, think of us as your trusted environmental hydro-excavation service contractor.