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What Exactly is Hydro Excavation?

Just like an intense charades game, we can break down the meaning of Hydro Excavation by looking at each word separately. “Hydro” is from the Greeks, and the meaning centres on all things water. The Latin language is responsible for  “Excavation” which roughly translated means to expose by  removing. When Hydro and Excavation are combined the two ideas of water and removing sediment and soil to expose an underground asset becomes clear.

At EdenFlo, we use specialized equipment that uses both high-pressure water and an industrial-strength vacuum to excavate the area around what needs to be exposed. The vacuum sucks up the sediment and water mix and places the mixture in a holding tank on an EdenFlo vacuum truck.

Hydro excavation is safer than using a back-hoe. EdenFlo team members are experts at guiding the high pressure water to break up the soil, which virtually eliminates the risk of damage to what you want exposed.

If you are looking for a trusted partner to assist you with Hydro Excavation, EdenFlo has the equipment and the flexibility to ensure your project stays on time and on budget.

Include the experts at Edenflo Pump Truck Services for your next Hydro Excavation need.  Edenflo offers the best service in the entire 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 the experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request  and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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.


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.