Exposing Utilities with Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation is the safest and most efficient method way to expose underground utilities. It uses pressurized water to break up the ground and a vacuum to remove the broken up soil. Because it utilizes non-mechanical techniques, it eliminates the risk of damaging buried utilities.

Using hydro excavation to expose utilities is a great way to ensure the surrounding area is not disturbed. Sometimes referred to as potholing or daylighting, exposing utilities is an important step to complete man construction or installation projects.

PowerVac uses a unique combination of water pressure and vacuuming techniques and a self-contained mobile unit to complete jobs fast. Water is pressurized and injected into the ground through a handheld wand to safely wash soil from the underground area.

Hydro excavation does not damage buried utilities and pipes so it eliminates the chance of costly damages. Using hydro excavation allows our contractors to pinpoint the location, type, and depth of any utilities in the area.

Hydro excavation is faster and more accurate that traditional excavation, and results in less damage to the surrounding surfaces. This helps you limit your restoration time and any additional expenses.

It’s not uncommon for utility lines to be marked incorrectly and sometimes the location of the utilities is unknown. Hydro excavation is a great method to use in these cases. Traditional methods of excavation like augers or hand digging can cause delays, safely hazards, and service interruptions.