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.