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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.

Smart Plumbing and Landscape Contractors Choose Hydro Excavation

It’s no surprise that contractors choose a hydro excavation partner rather than a backhoe service to expose underground assets. Hydrovac excavation is more efficient and faster than mechanical removal of soil for septic tanks, sewer lines, trenches, and poles for other utilities.  It’s becoming standard procedure when you need fast, accurate  and safe excavation done 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.

Unlike conventional digging, there’s no danger of destroying an existing service line.  Landscapers and plumbing contractors prefer this technology because it’s very targeted,  allowing 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. Give the hydrovac experts a call at EdenFlo. 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.

Experts at EdenFlo Know Hydro Excavation

As a contractor, you care about your reputation and the partners you choose to represent you.  Our hydro excavation experts are savvy operators that have the experience to tackle the most difficult daylighting projects.  Our Hydrovac operators will quickly assess the soil conditions and other factors such as temperature, infrastructure and location to apply the right techniques to get the job done.
Whether you need to expose or inspect underground utilities, perform soil trenching to install cables or pipelines, or install posts or piles, Edenflo Pump Truck Service has the equipment and experts to complete your project.
Your reputation is our reputation. Let us help you with your next hydro excavation job.  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.