The process of Hydro Excavation, the only non-destructive method of digging, utilizes pressurized water and a vacuum system to quickly and safely expose underground infrastructure.
During the hydrovac process, pressurized water is injected into the ground through a handheld wand. As the soil cover is liquified, the resulting slurry is simultaneously extracted by a powerful vacuum and stored in a debris tank onboard the hydrovac.
Hydrovacs can dig effectively in all soil types, including clay, and with the aid of onboard heaters, hydrovacs provide a safe means of digging in frozen ground. Our powerful hydrovac systems can excavate up to 60′ deep and at distances of 600′ from the truck, enabling work to be done in areas of limited access.