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    Hydro Excavation

    AQUALIS’  hydro excavation services offer extra safety, precision, and efficiency for your most sensitive excavation projects.

    Hydro excavation, also referred to as vacuum excavation, utilizes pressurized water and industrial vacuum suction to locate and expose underground assets. As pressurized water is used to move soil, air conveyance is then used to collect displaced debris and soil into a tank to be later relocated. Due to its efficiency, precision, and minimal footprint, hydro-excavation quickly becomes a popular form of excavation. AQUALIS’ self-performing fleet and a nationwide team of experts can excavate areas that are high risk for traditional practices, including around buried conduits and utility lines.

    Non-Destructive Excavation

    Benefits of Hydro Excavation

    Traditional excavation is inefficient, inaccurate, and destructive to the area of focus and surrounding environments. AQUALIS’ hydro excavation services offer many benefits over traditional excavation, including:

    • Lower risk: Utilities, infrastructure, and personnel are all at lower risk during hydro excavation when compared to conventional methods.
    • Accessibility: AQUALIS’ hydro excavation fleet can operate in areas standard excavators cannot, including around conduits and utilities.
    • Precision: Focused, high-pressured jets of water controlled by AQUALIS experts allows excavation with a minimal footprint and, therefore, less restoration.
    • Efficiency: Higher precision and lower risk allow AQUALIS hydro excavation teams to work quickly and efficiently without delays and disruptions mechanical excavations face.
    • Cost Saving: Minimizing project time, damages, and environmental disruption all factor into the cost savings AQUALIS’ hydro excavation services offer.

    Hydro Excavation Applications

    Buried utilities and underground facilities are in constant need of construction, repairs, and maintenance. Mechanical excavation around these assets poses a high risk of damage or breakage. While pressurized water used in hydro excavation can remove rocks, dirt, and debris, it poses a minor threat to utilities. This allows hydro excavation to outperform traditional excavation in areas including:

    • Potholing/Daylighting: Locating and exposing underground assets during construction or repair projects.
    • Utility Exposing: Safely uncovering utility lines for easy access during repairs or installations.
    • Pipe Locating: Locating underground pipes for inspection, repairs, and installations.
    • Conduit Locating: Buried conduits need to be excavated for repairs and installations.
    • Ditching/Trenching: Excavating ditches or trenches before installation of underground utilities.

    If you need excavation services, AQUALIS can provide you with a safe, accurate, efficient, and cost-effective way of digging. Contact us today!

    Safely excavate around buried conduits and utility lines with precision.

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