Hydro Vacuum excavation is a precise and safe method to excavate without risking damage to buried utility lines, pipes or tree roots. With consideration of preventing potential costly underground facility damage, OSE’s industrial services crew, performs a non destructive excavation process.
How Hydro Excavation Works
By combining high-pressure water and an air vaccum, hydro excavation equipment cuts through soil and breaks it up. Once the soil is broken up, the vacuum takes the ground up soil and transfers it to a debris tank. After the utility lines have been exposed, identified and recorded, the soil, which was gathered in the tank, can be returned to the ground.
What Is Hydro Excavation Used For?
OSE uses hydro-excavation or air excavation for a wide range of specialty applications:
- Air/water excavation
- Non-destructive digging
- Excavating remotely at long distances
- Precision slot trenching
- Pressure digging
- Excavation in frozen ground
- Elevator pit cleaning
Why Use Vacuum Excavation?
Safety is the key reason why vacuum excavation is important on even ordinary repair and maintenance jobs. Many states require a visual verification around utilities before repair or construction work can begin – preventing accidents that can cost millions in damage and risk of injury or death to workers and the public. The added bonus is the small repair holes, possible only by using vacuum excavation, which reduces environmental and surface replacement costs and is less disruptive to traffic and commerce.
To learn more about hydro excavation and soft digging, contact us or give us a call today. We’ll be happy to tell you more.