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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.

Everything You Need to Know about Hydro Excavation; What are the Benefits to you as a Homeowner or Business Owner?

Hydro excavation is a very exciting modern invention that combines two very powerful forces. 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.

What are the Benefits to You as a Homeowner?
Hydro-excavation_Sept-2016For the most part, homeowners would 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, after all, non-mechanic and also non-destructive. Many people actually refer to it as “soft digging” as a reference to how gentle it can be to the surrounding area.

When unearthing utilities, this is essential. The conventional method for exposing utilities too often resulted in a bigger problem when the septic tank was damaged in some way. This is virtually impossible when hyrdo excavating is utilized.

What are the Benefits to You as a Business Owner?
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 services are especially helpful for construction, as they save so much time, and thus money, compared with conventional forms of handling the same process. This includes processes like remote digging where fibre optic cable might need to be laid. The process is great for cold weather digging, as well.

Whether your needs are residential, commercial or industrial in nature, Edenflo can provide you with the service and information that you need.

Edenflo is Your Hydro Excavation Expert

HYDRO-EXCAV

Hydro excavation is a new form of digging. More efficient and faster than mechanical removal of soil for septic tanks, sewer lines, and trenches for other utilities, it’s becoming standard procedure when you need fast and accurate holes dug in a hurry.

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.

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.

Next time you have an excavation project, forego the backhoe. Contact Edenflo pumping at 604-575-1414 and find out how hydro excavation can help you get it done, quickly and efficiently.