Also called water or vacuum digging, hydro excavation is an increasingly popular method of excavation that is more affordable, faster and comes with fewer safety risks. This equipment can accurately excavate without being a threat to underground structures such as utility lines and cables. Combining a pressurized stream of heated water and a vacuum system, Five Star Septic will excavate to your needed specifications. Hydro excavation isn’t as invasive as traditional technology. It’s available all year, even during the winter when the ground is frozen.
How Hydro Excavation Works
Hydro excavation mixes a pressurized water stream with a suction system. The pressurized water pushes the soil quickly enough to make impressions large enough to lay installing underground structures. Once the dirt is removed, it’s transferred to a collection tank by the vacuum. Fan-based systems and positive displacement blowers are the most popular kinds of suction methods used by water excavation contractors. While positive displacement systems reach greater depths, fan systems are usually more portable, easier to control and faster.
Advantages of Hydro Excavation
When starting any building project, digging is an essential step. Standard digging poses some risks to existing subterranean lines and contractors alike. Hydro digging technology causes less road congestion because the equipment works at a distance from the worksite. Harm to lines below ground is less likely because of the precision hydro excavation provides. Additionally, work zones are safer for contractors using the equipment. All of this adds to safety for hydro excavation contractors and decreases insurance costs.
Talk to Five Star Septic in Sterling
Since 2001, Five Star Septic has served the Sterling area with hydro excavation services, septic pumping and more. Our family owned business is certified with the State of Virginia and DPOR paired with licensure, bonding and insurance to back us up. Find out what makes Five Star Septic so successful. Call us today to learn more about water excavation services.