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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.

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.