Hydro-excavation is the preferred method of large scale digging in industrial situations. Hydro-excavation uses pressurized water to loosen sediment and soil surrounding pipes, wires and other underground or subterranean utilities that need to be examined, repaired or replaced. Once this soil is moved away from pipes, wires or underground utilities, the debris-filled water is displaced into a tanker so that workers can have easy, clean access to the pipes, wires or underground utilities they need to work on.
One of the main benefits of hydro-excavation is that it is one of the cleanest ways to expose pipes and wires underground. With regular digging or other methods, dust and debris is kicked up and can still cling to the utilities, making it difficult to work with. Plus, dusty air makes it tough for workers to get their job done because it makes it hard for them to see, breathe and work.
Another benefit of hydro-excavation services is that it is the most accurate method of exposing pipes and wires, which is why it has become the preferred method in recent years. Water is a precise tool and can be aimed and pressurized to expose exactly the right amount and portion of the pipe needed by workers. Due to the fact that it is so precise, it is also one of the safest methods. When pipes, wires or other underground utilities are fully exposed and easy to access, there are less injuries on the job caused by not being able to fully access or see the utilities. Additionally, hydro-excavation doesn’t damage the pipes or wires, meaning there is no danger of busted pipes or costly repairs.
When working on a project that requires this kind of work, crews are very aware of cost. Many companies have budgeted carefully for the work and cannot afford to pay extra for more crew members or more days on the job. If, for example, a pipe was to break due to another method of exposing it, additional workers would have to be brought in to repair the pipe, more hours would be logged and more materials would be needed to do the work, all before the initial job the crew was hired for could even begin. This could be a huge setback for any company, not only financially, but from a time perspective. Any type of construction or infrastructure jobs are usually on a very tight timeline and with so many ways this timeline can be affected; crews want to make sure that they are doing everything they can to stick to the original timeline.
Professionals like those at Overley’s Vacuum Truck Service understand how important it is to get the job done quickly and to get the job done right. They respect your timeline and you budget, which are arguably the two most important things in a construction project. An efficient hydro-excavation team can make the job easier, safer and faster for laborers and construction crews, which will ultimately lead to happier customers at the completion of the project, whatever that may be.