Hydro-Excavation is the safest method of excavation around power cables and other utilities without the risk of damage to the utility or danger of injury to the operator. The excavated material is contained in the vehicle rather than deposited on the side of the trench which is important in confined spaces. Hydro-excavation is a non-invasive technology ideally suited for excavation work on sites where existing buried pipes, cable and other utilities are present. Traditional methods of excavation can be cumbersome, messy, and potentially dangerous and could damage the very utilities you are trying to locate or repair.

Key Benefits of Hydro-Excavation

  • The excavation process can be finely controlled, and the size of the excavation and the volume of material removed are therefore minimized. As less spoils are excavated this results in reduced reinstatement costs and reduced environmental impact.
  • The speed and flexibility of the excavator is ideal for works in high-profile locations and for works in the vicinity of sensitive structures. Urban sites are often complicated by restricted and difficult access. The excavator’s telescopic reach and flexibility means it can be effective in many areas where mechanically assisted excavation is compromised.
  • As the excavation is far less labour intensive there is a significant reduction to many health and safety risks. Many utility companies and airport operators throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom now insist on the use of vacuum excavation rather than invasive methods. This is due to the minimised disruption, reduced reinstatement requirements and improved safety that vacuum excavation offers.

Applications Include:

  • Safe excavation around buried utilities
  • Excavation works in restricted conditions
  • Trial holes and inspection pits
  • Railway line ballast removal
  • Construction Projects
  • Working in vicinity of tree roots
  • Culvert\gully clearing
  • Sewer silt removal
  • Airport apron utility excavations (excavated material contained in vehicle and not at side of trench)