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6 Hydrovac Excavation Applications 

The Experts at EdenFlo are well trained on a variety of applications for Hydrovac Excavation. If you are a contractor and looking to subcontract any of the following, give EdenFlo Pump Truck services a call. 
 
Potholing / Daylighting

If you need  to expose underground utilities, hydrovac excavation should be your preferred option. The process gains access without damaging any of the assets.

 Debris/ Soil Removal 

You may have a project where there is a build up of debris and or soil.  Hydro excavation can clean areas without affecting existing infrastructure. It can be used to clean catch basins and drainage structures.  

 

Confined or Small Space 

Downtown streets are sometimes narrow, creating challenges to excavate and expose conduit or pipes.  Even residential backyards are challenging to get at.  Hydrovac service can work hundreds of feet away, allowing the vacuum truck to park away from the congestion.  

Slot Trenching 

If you need trenches dug, Hydrovac excavation is the best to use as it distributes less soil than a backhoe. 

Cold Weather Excavation 

Although we don’t get there that often in the lower mainland, freezing conditions can cause excavation issues. Using hydrovac techniques, frozen soil is mixed with warm water and the “slurry” is vacuumed up by the vacuum truck. This is a very effective method to expose assets

 Pole Setting 
 
If you have a need to dig a number of holes for fence posts or poles, hydrovac excavation is the best way to get this job done.  It’s fast and the remaining debris from the excavation is quickly removed by the EdenFlo experts.
If you’re a contractor and you need to expose assets for inspection or repairs, or have a specialized dig, we have the equipment and experts to do the job right.  We service most of the lower mainland including Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Delta, White Rock, Anmore and even Lions Bay! Call us at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request  and we’ll be happy to assist you. 

What’s Safer to Expose Underground Assets?  Hydro Excavation or Backhoe?

Hydro Excavation is considered to be extremely safe, both to expose underground assets as well as for the safety of team members working on the job site. Hydrovacing uses pressurized water to break up the dirt that is packed around the underground structures. The soil mixes with the water and the “slurry” mix is sucked up by a vacuum and stored in the hydrovac truck for safe disposal at a later time.

Compare this to using a backhoe or other mechanized equipment and the risk of damage to assets increases dramatically.  Even the best backhoe operators know that their shovels can scrape and damage exposed pipes and conduit. Skilled hydrovac team members at EdenFlo can be very precise, directing high pressure water through a water-jet nozzle at exactly the right area to loosen soil and gently expose what you need to get at. 

If you’re a contractor and have a daylighting or trenching requirement for inspection or repairs, or have a specialized dig, we have the equipment and experts to do the job right.  We service most of the lower mainland including Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Delta, White Rock, Anmore and even Lions Bay! Call us at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request  and we’ll be happy to assist you. 

Why is Hydro Excavation so Cost Effective?

In direct contrast to using a mechanical shovel such as a backhoe, hydro excavation uses high pressure water to break up challenging soils – including frozen terrain. The soil is mixed with water and is then removed with the high volume vacuum system of the Hydrovac truck, leaving the worksite free of excess material piled up nearby.
 

Not only is hydro excavation the safest method of locating and/ or exposing underground utilities, such as power cables, telecommunication lines, traffic and street lights, fiber optics, pipelines etc., it is also the most cost effective to get at these assets. The process offers incredible flexibility and can perform a very narrow and deep excavation if required.

If you are a plumbing, landscaping or construction contractor, find out more about how EdenFlo Pump Truck Service can be a trusted partner on your next project. Whether your needs are exposing assets for inspection or repairs, trenching, or specialized digging, we have the equipment and experts to do the job right.  We service most of the lower mainland including Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Delta, White Rock, Anmore and even Lions Bay! Call us at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request  and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Hydro Excavation or Air Excavation…

There are 3 processes that can be used for daylighting, trenching or digging a hole for a pile or post. Contractors can either use a backhoe service, a hydrovac service or an air excavation service. Using hydrovac equipment to expose underground assets is generally assumed to be the best and most environmentally friendly method. Contractors would consider air excavation if the contractor wants the excavated soil and sediment to remain dry which may be better for back filling.
Air excavation will take longer than hydro excavation, and will only be used when the soil around the project is the right consistency and is not frozen. Hydrovacing is much more flexible and can be used in a variety of weather conditions and applications.
Whether you’re a plumbing, or landscape contractor, to determine what process is right for you, call the experts at EdenFlo Pump Truck Service. We service most of the lower mainland including Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Delta, White Rock, Anmore and even Lions Bay! Call us at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request  and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Need to Install a Sign / Pole or Fence Post?  Hydro Excavation is the Answer!

Because hydro excavation is the perfect tool for digging holes in the ground, installing anything that requires a deep installation is easily handled by the EdenFlo fleet of Hydro Vac Trucks.  The experts at EdenFlo Pump Truck Services can be very precise with the depth required – ensuring that your pole or sign project is done right, and on budget.
If you’re a contractor and need to complete a sign, pole or fence project, give the experts at EdenFlo Pump Truck Services a call.   Edenflo offers the best service in the entire Lower Mainland including; Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Delta, White Rock, Anmore and even Lions Bay!Call us at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request  and we’ll be happy to assist you.

What Exactly is Hydro Excavation?

Just like an intense charades game, we can break down the meaning of Hydro Excavation by looking at each word separately. “Hydro” is from the Greeks, and the meaning centres on all things water. The Latin language is responsible for  “Excavation” which roughly translated means to expose by  removing. When Hydro and Excavation are combined the two ideas of water and removing sediment and soil to expose an underground asset becomes clear.

At EdenFlo, we use specialized equipment that uses both high-pressure water and an industrial-strength vacuum to excavate the area around what needs to be exposed. The vacuum sucks up the sediment and water mix and places the mixture in a holding tank on an EdenFlo vacuum truck.

Hydro excavation is safer than using a back-hoe. EdenFlo team members are experts at guiding the high pressure water to break up the soil, which virtually eliminates the risk of damage to what you want exposed.

If you are looking for a trusted partner to assist you with Hydro Excavation, EdenFlo has the equipment and the flexibility to ensure your project stays on time and on budget.

Include the experts at Edenflo Pump Truck Services for your next Hydro Excavation need.  Edenflo offers the best service in the entire Lower Mainland including; Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Delta, White Rock, Anmore and even Lions Bay!

Call the experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request  and we’ll be happy to assist you.

4 Reasons Why Hydro Excavation is the Right Choice to Uncover Underground Assets

  1. 0% Chemicals

Water is the only thing needed to move materials, – no hazardous chemicals are used. It’s a big plus for the environment, EdenFlo staff and the community.

  1. Accuracy

The EdenFlo fleet of Hydro excavation trucks operated by highly trained EdenFlo experts allows for incredible accuracy in exposing underground assets.  The pressurized water is expertly directly to gently expose what needs to be exposed while avoiding possible obstructions. Water can dig through the earth much quicker than using shovels or a backhoe, thus allowing for a better result done much faster.

  1. Less Workforce Required.

Our EdenFlo team members are experts and know their equipment. Our fleet of trucks are specifically tailored to maximize efficiency and do more work in less time with less team members.

  1. EdenFlo Vacuum Pump Service are experts in Hydrovac Excavation. 

Team members are well trained and are good listeners. They want to ensure a great outcome for your hydro excavation requirement and will take the time to understand your needs.

Edenflo family owned business

On the lower mainland, choose the trusted experts at EdenFlo Vacuum Pump Truck service to do your hydro excavation job right. We service Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Delta or White Rock.  Call us today at 604 575 1414 or contact us for a complimentary review of your requirements.

Hydro Excavation – A Cleaner, Softer Option to Backhoe

Hydro Excavation is sometimes referred to as soft digging as it is less invasive than a backhoe or other mechanized equipment to excavate. With hydro excavation, pressurized water is used to remove the earth to get to the area that requires attention. As the excavation progresses, the water/soil mix is vacuumed up by an EdenFlo vacuum pump truck – rather than leaving large piles of dirt and debris beside the area. This results in a cleaner job with less disruption to foot and vehicle traffic.
On the lower mainland, choose a cleaner, softer option to excavate. Choose the trusted experts at EdenFlo Vacuum Pump Truck service to do your hydro excavation job right. We service Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Delta or White Rock.  Call us today at 604 575 1414 or contact us for a complimentary review of your requirements.

Hydro Excavation the Most Environmentally Friendly Option to Expose Underground Assets

Hydro Excavation is the most environmentally friendly option to expose underground assets as the only two elements used in the process are air and water. The expert Hydro Excavation team at EdenFlo Vacuum Pump Truck Services uses high-pressure water to loosen the surface material, and then uses suction and airflow to remove the loose soil material and store it in a debris tank for later disposal from the site or to use as backfill for the project once the excavation is complete. 
Hydro excavation is the least intrusive process and creates a smaller footprint than a backhoe and other heavy equipment. As well, our team are experts in using just the right amount of water pressure to expose the work area, being careful not to damage pipes or conduit.
On the lower mainland, we are all concerned about the environment. Choose the trusted experts at EdenFlo Vacuum Pump Truck service to do your hydro excavation job right with the least environmental impact. We service Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Delta or White Rock.  Call us today at 604 575 1414 or contact us for a complimentary review of your requirements.

Hydro Excavation is the Most Accurate Way to Expose Underground Assets

If you are looking for the most accurate and fastest way to expose pipes and other underground assets, Hydro Excavation is your best bet.  A modern vacuum truck injects high pressure water into an area, creating a slurry that is then vacuumed up using a large suction pipe. This ensures minimal damage to whatever you are trying to expose.  Compare this to using a backhoe and trying to get close enough for a worker to try to hand dig to expose the area. The backhoe option is likely to result in damage, will take longer and require a bigger clean up. Hydro Excavation is not only more accurate, it is safer and faster.
EdenFlo team members are some of the most experienced Hydro Excavators on the lower mainland. They have received extensive training to accurately and efficiently get at your underground problem.
 

Wherever your Lower mainland hydro excavation needs are, you can count on the trusted experts at EdenFlo Vacuum Pump Truck service to get you the best results. EdenFlo will service Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Delta or White Rock.  Call us today at 604 575 1414 or contact us for a complimentary review of your requirements.