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Why Hydro Excavation is the Safest Way to Dig and Move Soil

 Whenever you are dealing with construction equipment, safety is always top of mind.  Compared to using a backhoe to access pipes or conduit, EdenFlo’s fleet of vacuum trucks will  provide a way of digging and moving soil in a safer manner. Hydro Excavation is a non-mechanic and non-destructive method of accessing underground assets. Workers will be safe from machinery accidents, while EdenFlo personnel ensure that proper barriers are set up to keep the public a safe distance away from the excavation area.

Why is Hydro Excavation so safe? The process only involves water and an air vacuum. Because large hoses are used in the process, EdenFlo hydro excavation equipment can be  positioned at a safe distance from the actual excavation area. If the area is under, or near a road, the vacuum truck can be parked so that traffic can move safely around an excavation site.

EdenFlo is the trusted hydro excavation service for the lower mainland.

The extensive specialized fleet ensures that your needs will be met quickly and efficiently.

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.

 Think of Hydro Excavation as the Alternative to a Backhoe

If you are wondering about hydro excavation, you may want to think of it as a soil removal service. Instead of using a backhoe, a vacuum truck uses pressurized water to create a dirt slurry. Once the slurry is of the right consistency, the hydrovac equipment can vacuum the slurry up to uncover existing utility lines and pipe systems with minimal risk of breaks or tears. Once repairs are completed, the slurry can be pumped back into the area.

EdenFlo is the trusted hydro excavation service for the lower mainland. The extensive specialized fleet ensures that your needs will be met quickly and efficiently.

Wherever your Lower mainland hydro excavation needs are, you can count on the trusted experts at EdenFlo Vacuum Pump Truck service. 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.

Hydro Excavation

Hydro Excavation –  A Commercial Specialty of EdenFlo Pump Truck Services

Hydro Excavation is a fast and safe method of exposing underground utilities. One of the greatest benefits of using hydro-excavation over other typical forms of excavation is its ability to safely and quickly “dig” in areas where other utilities might be present, without risk of interruption and/or damage to these systems, or injury to workers and others.

With this service you can avoid costly and deadly contact with underground utilities. Applications include exposing tree stumps for removal, creating landscaping features such as pools, ponds and fountains, digging in hard to reach areas, and hydro trenching for line installation.

INDUSTRIES SERVED

  •  Industrial construction
  • Commercial construction
  • Utility installations
  • Municipal services
  • Electrical and mechanical services
  • Property management
Wherever your Lower mainland hydro excavation needs are, you can count on the trusted experts at EdenFlo Vacuum Pump Truck service. 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.

 

Hydro Excavation 101

Hydro excavation or sometimes referred to as “soft digging” combines two very powerful forces to expose and remove dirt and debris.  It brings together high-pressurized water to disrupt debris and then sucks away the fallout with an industrial strength vacuum. The net result is an area devoid of all unwanted debris in a relatively brief period of time.

If you are a homeowner, you may only need hydro excavating for landscaping purposes or exposing utilities. In either scenario, hydro excavating is an especially beneficial method because it runs little risk of leaving any real damage behind. The process is non-mechanic and also non-destructive.

As a business owner, you might need hydro excavation services for similar reasons. Property managers, for example, might wish to use hydro excavation for utilities on their commercial properties.

However, hydro excavating is also great for industrial activities that involve clearing out large amounts of debris at once. If you’re looking to dig out anything from a swimming pool to a courtyard, for example, this method is ideal.

Hydro excavation and flushing services are especially helpful for construction, as they save so much time, and money, compared with conventional forms of mechanical digging. Hydro excavation is the perfect solution for remote digging where fibre optic cable might need to be laid.  The process is great for cold weather digging, as well.

Wherever your Lower mainland hydro excavation needs are… be it Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta or White Rock, EdenFlo provides the best hydro excavation service on time and on budget. Call us today at 604 575 1414 or contact us for a complimentary review of your requirements.

When You Need Vacuum Pump Service in the Lower Mainland.

Edenflo is the Lower Mainland’s first choice for residential and commercial pump truck services. Businesses choose our vacuum pump service because we have an extremely wide range of applications available, a large selection of available equipment, and experience serving the needs of our large and diverse corporate clientele.

We offer a great service to Food Service and Production clients, including Grease Trap and Grease Interceptor cleaning and service, as well as food and organic waste disposal. We offer commercial sanitary services, including holding tank and treatment plant service and maintenance, cleaning and maintenance to sewer lines and pumping stations, and commercial vacuum services.

For those businesses with buildings to maintain, we offer storm drain and catch basin cleaning service, including “lowboy” truck service that’s able to get into underground parking lots with low ceilings and other hard-to-service areas.

When a problem occurs, we can positively diagnose blockages and other problems using Video Line Inspection technology, in which a camera is placed at the site of the problem, allowing us to see exactly what’s going on.

We also offer hydro excavation services, which appeal to a large number of clients in diverse industries. Hydro excavation is removal of dirt and other material by “digging” with a high-pressure water jet, and removal of the dislodged material with our vacuum truck. This allows us to unearth utility lines, underground pipes, and other services without disturbing them.

In addition to quick response when a problem arises, as your pipe service specialists, we’re able to offer expert preventative maintenance, so that you don’t have to solve problems, because you’ve avoided them.

When you need vacuum pump service in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta or White Rock, contact the best at  EdenFlo Pump Truck Services at 604-575-1414 and schedule your service or inspection today.

When to Clean Your Catch Basin

A catch basin is something that’s very easy for a busy person to ignore. Catch basins are also known as “storm drains” and are responsible for diverting excess water run-off into proper drainage channels. When they work properly, they help prevent flooding and over-saturation of critical drain fields and homes.

How often you clean your residential catch basin depends on the purpose that it serves. In BC, many places have catch basins that are connected to sump pumps due to the area’s moist climate and high rates of precipitation. For your house, the catch basin should be cleaned every five years if you are not using your sump pump often. If your sump runs frequently, the basin should be cleaned annually and the sump pump should be inspected. You can schedule this service from EdenFlo along with septic tank cleaning and maintenance.

Catch basins shouldn’t be used as dumps for yard clippings or other natural waste. They can not only back up if clogged, but over time, the walls of the basins get caked with debris and their ability to drain run-off is reduced. If the basin is connected to a sump pump, the waste can clog and break the pump itself, which can leave your home flooded during wet weather.

Many commercial catch basins are located in basements, parkades, and parking lots. We recommend that catch basins for commercial properties be inspected and cleaned on an annual basis, preferably before the fall and winter rainy season.

Clogged catch basins may require additional remediation. Edenflo can provide this service. The standard remedy for cleaning a clogged catch basin is called hydro excavation. Pressurized water is literally used to excavate the debris out of the basin. The debris is captured with a vacuum on a pump truck.

Preventative maintenance of catch basins is as simple as controlling what debris goes into them and having the basins cleaned on an annual basis. Doing these two things will enable you to avoid  a clogged or plugged drain.

Whether you have a need catch basin service  in  Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta or White Rock, contact  Edenflo Pump Truck Services at 604-575-1414 and schedule your annual catch-basin inspection and cleaning today.

Lower Mainland’s First Choice for Pump Truck Services

Edenflo is the lower mainland’s first choice for residential and commercial pump truck services. Businesses choose us because we have an extremely wide range of services available, a large selection of available equipment, and experience serving the needs of our large and diverse corporate clientele.

We offer the best service to Food Service and Production clients, including Grease Trap and Grease Interceptor cleaning and maintenance, as well as food and organic waste disposal. We offer commercial sanitary services, including holding tank and treatment plant service and maintenance, cleaning and maintenance to sewer lines and pumping stations, and commercial vacuum services.

For those businesses with buildings to maintain, we offer storm drain and catch basin cleaning services, including “lowboy” truck service that’s able to get into underground parking lots and other hard-to-service areas. When a problem occurs, we can positively diagnose blockages and other problems using Video Line Inspection technology, in which a camera is placed at the site of the problem, allowing us to see exactly what’s going on.

We also offer hydro excavation services, which appeal to a large number of clients in diverse industries. Hydro excavation is removal of dirt and other material by “digging” with a high-pressure water jet, and removal of the dislodged material with our vacuum truck. This allows us to unearth utility lines, underground pipes, and other services without disturbing them.

Whether you have a need for vacuum pump service  in  Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, forego the backhoe and go with Hydro Excavation.  Contact Edenflo Pump Truck Services at 604-575-1414 and find out what the best vacuum pump option is to get it done, quickly and efficiently.

Hydro Excavation; Better, Faster, Cheaper Compared to Traditional Digging.

Hydro Excavation is a fast and safe method of exposing underground utilities. One of the greatest benefits of using hydro-excavation over other typical forms of excavation is its ability to safely and quickly “dig” in areas where other utilities might be present, without risk of interruption and/or damage to these systems, or injury to workers and others.

Here’s how it works:
Hydro excavation is also called “potholing” or “daylighting”. The procedure involves blasting the soil to be removed with a high-pressure water jet, breaking it up and mixing it with the liquid. The resulting slurry is removed quickly by vacuum, and contained in the truck for appropriate disposal.

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It’s a pretty simple procedure, and for an experienced technician quite quick and easy to execute. Utility companies pioneered the hydro excavation technique because it allowed them to easily locate existing services without damaging them, and install new services quickly and safely. Unlike conventional digging, there’s no danger of destroying an existing service line when digging and destroying it. Landscapers and other contractors adopted the technology because it’s very targeted – it allows you to pinpoint the location of your excavation with minimal damage to adjacent property. Hydro excavation is ideal for stump removal, drilling of postholes, and installation of landscaping features like ponds and man-made streams.

Because hydro excavation is relatively “hands off”, it is safer for the workers involved in your project, and it can be used year-round, using hot water when the earth is frozen in winter.

Whether you have an excavation project in  Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, forego the backhoe and go with Hydro Excavation.  Contact Edenflo Pump Truck Services at 604-575-1414 and find out how hydro excavation is the best option to get it done, quickly and efficiently.

Hydrovac Service More Environmentally Friendly than Other Excavation Options

Hydrovac trucks are widely used in the hydro excavation process because of the gentle footprint they leave compared to backhoes and other, more evasive excavation methods. Hydrovacs are used to excavate all types of materials such as clay, sand, ice, and gravel. EdenFlo’s hydrovac service makes the excavation process non-destructive, smooth, and efficient. Underground fixtures are not damaged in the process. Hydrovac service involves the use of pressurized water and vacuum to remove unwanted debris from the work site.

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Hydrovac trucks have two main components which empower the excavation process. First, high-pressure jets which loosen the material being excavated. Second, a strong vacuum hose pulls out all the debris which is transferred to a large debris holding tank.

If you require the best excavation services think of EdenFlo.  We service all areas of the lower mainland including Vancouver, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond, Lions Bay and Abbotsford.

Why Would you Use a Hydrovac Service?

Hydro Excavation is the only non-destructive method of digging, utilizes pressurized water and a vacuum system to quickly and safely expose underground infrastructure.

EdenFlo Pump Truck services offers the best hydrovac service in the lower mainland.

The hydrovac process involves injecting pressurized water into the ground through a handheld wand. As the soil cover is liquefied, the resulting slurry is simultaneously extracted by a powerful vacuum and stored in a tank onboard the hydrovac.

 

Hydrovac Service from EdenFlo

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If you are trenching, or need to expose underground infrastructure or utilities, the EdenFlo hydrovac truck service offers the best value for contractors and municipalities.    Our service areas include Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and as far away as Lions Bay and Abbotsford.