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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.

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.

How Hydro Excavation Works

Hydro excavation is a process that is neither mechanical or destructive and it works to excavate soil while vacuuming at the same time, according to H2X Hydro Excavation. When compared to other excavation methods, this one is far safer because it uses an industrial strength vacuum and pressurized water to get the job done. The vacuum tank will suck up all soil and water slurry as the soil is broken up so there is not a big mess left behind and the water used to do this ensures that underground utility damage does not occur. You will not need to do nearly as much labour, backfill, or restoration and the process is rather environmentally friendly.

What Can Hydro Excavation Be Used For?
This process can be used for a variety of things, such as different types of preventative maintenance and various forms of digging. Common uses include the following:

  • Remote digging
  • Piling hole excavation
  • Removal of debris
  • Daylighting/potholing
  • Slot trenching
  • Exposing utilities
  • Digging in the cold weather

Debris removal is something that can be used for preventative maintenance on your property and it is non-destructive and precise so there is no need to worry about something getting broken or damaged in the process. You can have this done to clean out and remove debris from many different types of structures and everything that is surrounding the area being excavated will not be damaged. If you have a catch basin, for example, you need to maintain this yearly and hydro excavation can be used to clean out the basin, clean up any spills, and remove sludge from it. This will help in preventing clogging and further issues related to your sump.