Slot Trenching Services

Serving Vancouver WA | Portland OR

Slot trenching with hydro excavation in Portland OR and Vancouver WA by Pacific Plumbing and Drain

What is Slot Trenching?

Slot trenching is the process of digging narrow trenches for installing pipes, signs, cables, and other underground utilities. Since only narrow trenches are needed, slot trenching with hydro excavation provides a better option because of its accuracy and precision. It’s also safer and more cost effective than conventional methods.

More about Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation is a fairly new process of digging soil. It’s non-mechanical and non-destructive. It uses high pressure water and a high flow of air to excavate soil in a very controlled manner. Water is pressurized and injected into the ground through a handheld wand to safely break up the soil from the underground area. Then air in the vacuum removes the soil and moves it into a debris tank housed in a self-contained mobile unit.

Slot Trenching with Hydro Excavation

Traditional digging methods require heavy equipment like a backhoe, and manual labor which are hard on workers and pose safety risks. Also, since these mechanical methods can’t dig the trench enough for slot trenching, there’s a risk of disturbing the surrounding soil or damaging pipes. With mechanical methods, backfilling is required to fill in the broken up soil after installation is complete. This often adds costs and time to get the job finished. Hydro excavation for slot trenching is able to dig very thin, accurate trenches that need a minimum amount of backfilling. The pressurized water does all the work, so the process is not labor intensive. It also doesn’t involve any heavy equipment so this process does not pose any safety risks to workers or anyone else nearby. Hydro excavation offers a way to get the job done without any of these issues.

Slot Trenching for Your Next Project

Whether you’re installing pipes for an underground sprinkler system or adding underground cables for high-speed internet, hydro excavating for slot trenching is an ideal method. It requires less work, it won’t damage your surrounding soil, and it’s more cost effective. Hydro excavation is efficient for slot trenching even on frozen ground, so you can have underground installations year-round. If you’re next project requires slot trenching, Pacific Plumbing & Drain can dig your trenches to exact measurements! Ask about our hydro excavation and slot trenching services today!

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